The St. Lawrence: River Route to the Great Lakes

The St. Lawrence: River Route to the Great Lakes

by Lynn Peppas

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Overview

The St. Lawrence River forms part of the boundary between Canada and the United States and connects the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. Historically, the river served as a vital waterway for the region's Native nations, European explorers, fur traders, and settlers. Today, about one-fourth of Canada's population lives along the scenic St. Lawrence River, and a sophisticated system of canals, dams, and locks lets seagoing ships travel all the way to Lake Superior.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780778774709
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication date: 06/01/2010
Series: Rivers Around the World Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 618,930
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile: 1160L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 An Important Waterway 4

Chapter 2 Along the St. Lawrence River 10

Chapter 3 Settling the St. Lawrence 14

Chapter 4 Travel and Commerce 20

Chapter 5 The St. Lawrence River Today 24

Comparing the World's Rivers 28

Timeline 29

Glossary 30

Find Out More 31

Index 32

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