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View Poll Results: Which of the following do the Great Lakes have...
a coast 12 19.05%
a shore 51 80.95%
Voters: 63. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-28-2017, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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since many already refer to the Great Lakes as "The Third Coast" and are larger than some of the smaller unknown oceans, the answer is obviously...


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Old 07-29-2017, 06:47 AM
 
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I don't understand how people think the words coast and shore are mutually exclusive.

Every coast has a shore.

Since every Great Lake has a coast, every Great Lake has a shore.

The correct answer is 'both'.
Here in NY, along the Ontario is a SHORE. At least for us in upstate who suffer sometimes greatly from something called " lake effect snow", where the storm picks up water from the lake and deposits it inland on us.

But if referring to where the water line is generally drawn, it is referred to as the Ontario COAST line.

Since some quoted definitions here list both as being part of water-meets-land, I say both.

If you are referring to going to the BEACH on the lake, it is generally referred to as" going to the shore".

Ultimately, who cares?

On that note, I think I'll go to the BEACH on the SHORE of lake Ontario...
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Old 07-30-2017, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Windsor Ontario/Colchester Ontario
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The Great Lakes are actually inland freshwater seas, so they can have coastlines as they are certainly large enough!
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Old 07-30-2017, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Research Triangle Area, NC
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Is the sky blue or parywinkle?
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Old 07-30-2017, 10:00 AM
 
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The Great Lakes are actually inland freshwater seas, so they can have coastlines as they are certainly large enough!
I hate when people say this, the Black Sea is about 30x more volumous than the entire system (6 Lakes). The Mediterranean is 280x more volumous, the Great Lakes are tiny compared to Seas.

That's like the difference between NYC and Bangor Maine.
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Old 07-30-2017, 10:23 AM
 
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I hate when people say this, the Black Sea is about 30x more volumous than the entire system (6 Lakes). The Mediterranean is 280x more volumous, the Great Lakes are tiny compared to Seas.

That's like the difference between NYC and Bangor Maine.
But, they aren't tiny, but you can try to diminish them, if it's an insecure thing. They are, however, the largest freshwater surface system on earth....and, they aren't small.
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Old 07-30-2017, 10:49 AM
 
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But, they aren't tiny, but you can try to diminish them, if it's an insecure thing. They are, however, the largest freshwater surface system on earth....and, they aren't small.
Delaware is a small state right? And Texas a big one? That's the difference between all the Great Lakes and the Mediterranean Sea, and the Caribbean is even bigger than that. The Arabian Sea is larger than the United States.

The Great Lakes are small compared to seas, not in an Absolute sense but relative sense.
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Old 07-30-2017, 11:01 AM
 
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Delaware is a small state right? And Texas a big one? That's the difference between all the Great Lakes and the Mediterranean Sea, and the Caribbean is even bigger than that. The Arabian Sea is larger than the United States.

The Great Lakes are small compared to seas, not in an Absolute sense but relative sense.

I guess small packs a big punch, right. When you're standing in the sand in front of Lake Michigan, it goes on as far as the eye can see......doesn't seem small.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/0...n_3846351.html

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