Strait of Detroit
Strait |strāt|noun a narrow passage of water connecting two seas or two large areas of water. The Strait of Detroit or the Detroit River as most people living in the area refer to it, flows for 24 nautical miles from Lake St. Clair to Lake Erie. The strait also defines the border of the US and Canada as well as the municipalities Detroit and Windsor. It serves as a transportation route connecting Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, and Lake Superior with the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Erie Canal. There are several tunnels, the Ambassador Bridge and soon to be The Gordy Howe International Bridge that connect the US and Canada on the strait. $400 plus billion in trade crosses the Detroit River every year. There are several islands, state parks, marshes and wetlands that provide recreation to the citizens of the area.