River of the StraitAn astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) centered this photograph on Belle Isle, an island in the Detroit River. The Detroit River stretches approximately 45 kilometers (30 miles) and provides connectivity between the upper Great Lakes and the Saint Lawrence Seaway. Iron ore, mined from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and northern Minnesota, makes up more than 50 percent of the commodities passing through the Port of Detroit. In the photo, a few large ships are visible passing along the narrow strait. The river serves as the international border between the United States and Canada, following along the southern channel and making Belle Isle part of the U.S. Detroit, Michigan, United States
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Uploaded: 17th November 2018
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