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THE GREAT LAKES — Part III – – Present and future risks.

Posted: April 30, 2017 12:41 pm

  Back in the 1600s, the French were the first European explorers to visit what they called the “Sweet Water Seas.”  Of course, they were referring to the Great Lakes.   These lakes, which since the time of the French settlement of the area, have captured the public’s interest because they are the world’s largest freshwater… View Article


THE GREAT LAKES – – Part II – Lake Erie

Posted: April 12, 2017 3:13 pm

Lake Erie is somewhat like the month of March. It arrives quietly, like a lamb, but goes out roaring like a lion. The waters of the western lakes, Superior, Michigan, and Huron, meander down the St. Clair River, through little Lake St. Clair and then down the Detroit River into Lake Erie, all without hardly… View Article


THE GREAT LAKES – – PART I

Posted: April 5, 2017 6:43 am

  Seen from above by one of NASA’s mapping satellites, the Great Lakes can be viewed covering a huge area that runs from New York State to the far reaches of Minnesota. The Great Lakes, from its western most point near Duluth, Minnesota, to the eastern most point at Kingston, Ontario, is over 1,100 miles… View Article


PRESQUE ISLE “TIDBITS AND HISTORY.” # 2

Posted: December 18, 2016 7:51 pm

Here is a continuation of my Presque Isle “Tidbits and History.”  I am amazed at how much in the way of comments, calls and some new information I received from the first article.  Here’s a thanks to Curt B. for tidbit number 1 in this issue.   There were seven steam powered passenger vessels serving… View Article




SOME CALL IT “FISHERMAN’S PARADISE”

Posted: June 28, 2016 8:02 am

  Most of my life I loved to grab a pole, a dozen night crawlers and find a place to fish.  At first it was as simple as walking three blocks and fishing the old Mill Creek when it was actually a fairly wide and active stream. That would have been in the late 1940’s…. View Article


PRESQUE ISLE LIGHTHOUSE OPENS FOR SUMMER SEASON

Posted: May 24, 2016 10:38 am

  PRESQUE ISLE LIGHTHOUSE OPENS FRIDAY, JUNE 27   The summer 2016 season for the Presque Isle Lighthouse opens Friday June 27.  This season the Lighthouse has new hours and days that it will be open.  the lighthouse will open to visitors five days a week.  In addition, the daily hours have been expanded.   For… View Article


THE LURE OF LIGHTHOUSES – – Where history and legend meet

Posted: January 18, 2016 1:01 pm

  Wherever there are large bodies of water, there very likely are lighthouses.  They come in all shapes and sizes. Lighthouses, by their very nature, seem to attract tales of shipwrecks and tales of ghost ships, plus the storybook life’s of their keepers. They are many times lonely sentries on treacherous shores. For example, take… View Article


ALL ABOUT SAND DUNES AND SANDY BEACHES

Posted: November 3, 2014 9:09 am

  “Sand is a substance that is beautiful, mysterious and infinitely variable; each grain on the beach is the result of processes that go back into the shadowy beginning of life, or of earth itself.” Rachel Carson In many ways, the Great Lakes are very much like large fresh water oceans, but for two important… View Article


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