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Almost half of Michigan is comprised of water and, except for Alaska, Michigan has more shoreline than any other state, fronting four of the Great Lakes: Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, and Lake Erie. With 3,177 miles of Great Lakes shoreline it is easy to see why Michigan boasts a thriving recreational industry, and leads the nation with approximately one million registered pleasure boats.

The state of Michigan's revised figure is 3,052 miles of Great Lakes shoreline - 2,147 miles for mainland and 905 (revised) miles for islands. In addition, rivers that connect Great Lakes add another 85 miles of mainland shoreline and 151 (revised) miles of island shoreline in Michigan. The grand total is 3,288 miles of shoreline for the lakes and connecting rivers.

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