This original design celebrates the Great Lakes....the world's largest body of fresh water!!!
The design is silk-screened, then framed with a hand embroidered border on a 100% cotton dish towel / hand towel / guest towel / bar towel. Three stripes down both sides and hand dyed rick-rack at the top and bottom add a charming vintage touch. Delightfully presented in a fab organdy re-usable pouch!
*Packaged in organdy pouch
*Machine wash cold and line dry
*Measures 20" x 29"
*Made in India
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* The Great Lakes make up one-fifth of the freshwater surface on the planet (6 quadrillion gallons).
* The lakes are on the U.S.-Canadian border. The Great Lakes Basin is home to about 34 million people.
* Lake Huron's Manitoulin Island is the largest island in any inland body of water on the planet (1,068 sq. miles).
* Lake Erie and Lake Ontario are connected by the Niagara River, including the Niagara Falls.
* The names of four of the Great Lakes are derived from Wyandot (Huron), Iroquoi, and Ojibwa tribes. The Fifth Lake, Lake Superior, gets its name from the French Lac-Supérieur, which means Upper Lake.
* Lake Michigan has an unusual water flow, it flows into a circular movement (like a car in a cul-de-sac).
* Seiche is the name for "free standing-wave oscillations" that move across lakes. These are created by wind or air pressure.
* A major storm on Lake Erie can cause short-term lake level changes of as much as 13 feet.
* Were one to build a barrier surrounding the 48 continental states in the USA and pour the water from the Great Lakes into it, a swimming pool, over 9' deep, would be created.
* The State of Michigan touchs four of the five lakes (Huron, Ontario, Michigan, and Superior).
* The Chicago to Mackinac race is the oldest freshwater sailing race in the world (held every July).