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I've added Lake St. Clair as a 2nd listing in this template. While it is not a 'great' lake, it is an intrical part of the chain of lakes making up the North American Great Lakes. {Chris Light (talk) 14:31, 14 September 2009 (UTC)}

Lake Michigan-Huron[edit]

Lake Michigan-Huron belongs here *somewhere*, ideas?Naraht (talk) 16:39, 29 August 2011 (UTC)

I'm thinking we should put it in the historic geology section. It accurately represents what it is; a geologic technicality, not an accurate representation of the human geography. The last time I removed it, it was largely because of the way it was placed; Michigan and Huron should not be listed merely as parenthetical remarks after the geologists' technicality. oknazevad (talk) 21:38, 29 August 2011 (UTC)

image[edit]

Could we get some opinions of the image that is sandwiching the text. I dont see how its helpful. Navigation templates are to aid in navigation not to display nice images that are non disruptive.Moxy (talk) 23:29, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

Well, I don't see it as unhelpful to show the geographic features that the navbox covers, but thinking on it, a labelled map might be a better choice, as it aids the reader in choosing the best link. I don't see the sandwiching problem you seem to have, which is likely a function of browser settings.
But this is a rather text-dense navbox. I wonder if it couldn't use some trimming. I'm especially not sold on the laundry list if conservation areas; it's almost longer than the rest of the navbox combined, and some of these are pretty obscure. I think putting them on a list article and linking that list in the navbox would be sufficient, just as we don't list every island. That'd also likely help with the text squeezing that Moxy is seeing. oknazevad (talk) 04:23, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
I see this problem has come up again - perhaps its time to listen to the concerns raised about the image by 3 different editors now? Do others have to side scroll as the IP is indicating he/she has to do? I dont have to side scroll ...for me its just a huge image with sandwiched text. I tried a little test making the image bigger to 240px and this did cause me to have to side scroll -perhaps the image is to big for some browsers - I would guess this is way we dont normally have them. Moxy (talk) 02:10, 18 July 2013 (UTC)