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Shoreline numbers by state - need some help

Someone said that Kentucky has the most shoreline. That may be true. However, I can't find a good list. Does anyone have a link for this type of stat?

I would assume AK, FL and apparently KY would all be up there.

Looking for combined salt and fresh water shore line.

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WLHUNG
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You would think Minn would be up there


roadGator
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You would think Minn would be up there


Yeah, with 11k lakes they gotta be.

I still can't find a good website though.


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I can't find a definitive answer either.


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cleetus
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1. Alaska
2. Michigan

most miles of shoreline


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Someone said that Kentucky has the most shoreline.

Kansas must also


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Link?

Why Michigan? The great lakes?


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Doesn't count if it's frozen 9 months out of the year IMO.




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busey
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Kansas must also




roadGator
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I think it was a smart arse answer. Maybe he's thinking coastline instead of shoreline.


busey
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Guess so.


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Why Michigan? The great lakes?


Yes.
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World Book Encyclopedia (v.13, p.500 of the 2000 edition) states that Michigan's shoreline, at 3,288 miles is "more than any other state except Alaska. This includes 1,056 miles (1,699 kilometers) of island shoreline." In v.1 (p.284 and 294) of the same edition it states that Alaska has 6,640 miles or 10,686 kilometers of coastline.


Still searching for a list of shoreline miles by state...


busey
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If that 3k figure is correct, it can't be more than Kentucky. I don't know the exact number, but Kentucky has that much only including a few of our 45 lakes, and not even including the three rivers on the borders.

This is what I don't get, I saw some stats saying states had ridiculous things like 9k miles. That just seems like it can't be true.


Tiger Stadium 11
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Maryland has gotta be up there too with the Chesapeake slicing right down the middle of it and all its finger rivers.


busey
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Yea, but it's still a small state mileage wise.


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The more I look for a list, the more confusing it gets. The definition of "shoreline" seems to be different depending on the site. Some of these lists look at just coastlines, some are including tidal areas, some include the Great Lakes but not smaller lakes. I just found something that said Washington has 28,000 miles of shoreline. LINK


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Tiger Stadium 11
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True Im not saying by any means it has the most but it is definitely up there even though its a small state. The Potomac running pretty much the entire south border of the state(maybe the whole border), the bay and all of its rivers in the middle, lakes in the mountains in the west, and the ocean in the east. Its got a damn lot of shoreline.

ETA: Exact Stats for MD
Total Area of State : 12,193
Shoreline Mileage: 7,719
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the bay and all of its rivers in the middle, lakes in the mountains in the west, and the ocean in the east.

I thought you were re-writing America the Beautiful for a second.


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I found this for FL. I guess there is no definitive list. When you combine rivers (11k miles x 2 for each side of the shore???), lakes, and coastline FL has to be up there with AK.

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Coastline - 1,197 Statute Miles Tidal Shoreline - 2,276 Statute Miles Beaches - 663 Miles Florida has more than 11,000 miles of rivers, streams & waterways Longest River - St. Johns at 273 miles Largest Lake - Lake Okeechobee at 700 square miles (the 2nd largest freshwater lake in the United States) Largest County - Palm Beach at 2,578 square miles Smallest County - Union at 245 square miles Number of Lakes greater than 10 acres - Aprox. 7,700 Number of First Magnitude Springs - 27 (Florida has more first magnitude springs than any other state.) Number of Islands Greater than 10 Acres - Aprox. 4,500 (Florida ranks 2nd in the nation by this measure and only Alaska ranks higher.)


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