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December 10, 2014

(ALL INTERNAL RIGHTS) Snow geese at St. Lawrence River, New York, United States, North America. The St. Lawrence River connects the Great Lakes system the lakes to the Atlantic Ocean. Approximately 800 miles (1,287 km) long, the St. Lawrence River The St. Lawrence River and Seaway is of vital geographic and economic importance to the Great Lakes system, connecting the lakes to the Atlantic Ocean and providing navigation to deep-draft ocean vessels. Approximately 800 miles (1,287 km) long, the St. Lawrence River can be divided into three broad sections: the freshwater river, which extends from Lake Ontario to just outside the city of Quebec; the St. Lawrence estuary, which extends from Quebec to Anticosti Island; and the Gulf of St. Lawrence, which leads into the Atlantic Ocean. Photo credit: © Robert Angell

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