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Evolution of Michigan's Legal Boundaries

The Lake Erie Triangle

The most recent dispute with Ohio brought into contention about 150 square miles of Lake Erie. Should the “northeast” line be a continuation of the gentle angle created by the Toledo Strip, or should upon reaching Lake Erie the line turn to a 45˚ angle? On February 22, 1973 the Supreme Court decided in favor of Ohio (Michigan v Ohio, 410 US 420).

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