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  • World record waterspout outbreak over the Great Lakes

    10/11/2020 1:22:28 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 23 replies
    watchers.news ^ | 10/7/2020 | Julie Celestial
    232 waterspouts/funnels have been confirmed over the Great Lakes from September 28 to October 4, 2020, in the second world record waterspout outbreak of the year, according to the International Center for Waterspout Research (ICWR). From August 16 to 19, 2020, a short-lived waterspout outbreak produced 88 funnels, setting a new world record waterspout outbreak -- the first of the year. Both outbreaks were a result of Canadian cold air sweeping over the region, which made surface air prone to rise. "There were an average of 33 per day," said ICWR director Wade Szilagyi, also a meteorologist at Environment Canada....
  • Lake Michigan is So Clear Right Now its Shipwrecks Are Visible From the Air

    05/03/2015 12:59:34 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 83 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | 5-3-15 | Marissa Fessenden
    Though the past winter was the hottest on record, it was chilly enough on the East Coast to send seasonal sheets of ice creeping across the Great Lakes. Now that that ice has cleared with spring, Lake Michigan is clear enough that shipwrecks lying on the lake bottom can be seen from the air. The U.S. Coast Guard Air Station in Traverse City noted the crystal clear water conditions and the lost ships during a routine patrol. Last week, they posted a handful of pictures to their Facebook page. The images come from the area near Sleeping Bear Point known...
  • Shipwrecks Visible from Sky Above Lake Michigan due to Crystal Clear Water

    04/18/2020 1:13:37 AM PDT · by Larry Lucido · 25 replies
    The Vintage News ^ | Apr 15, 2020 | Ian Harvey
    Each spring on Lake Michigan, if you’re lucky, you’ll be able to see shipwrecks due to the incredibly clear springtime waters. Every winter, ice forms on the Great Lakes. That ice is often thick enough that the people who live on their shores can not only go ice fishing, but even ride snow mobiles across their surfaces. At the coming of spring, the ice melts, leaving the waters of some of the lakes especially clear for a while until warmer weather creates algae blooms and other events that reduce the water’s clarity. In the early spring, the waters of Lake...
  • Global warming was blamed for evaporating the Great Lakes, now blamed for high water levels in Chicago's 'climate emergency'

    02/13/2020 2:35:08 AM PST · by Former Proud Canadian · 22 replies
    Wirepoints ^ | February 13, 2020 | Mark Glennon
    “What we are seeing in global warming is the evaporation of our Great Lakes.” That was Illinois Senator Dick Durbin in 2013 when Lake Michigan was at a record low. You can find plenty of claims to the same effect from the time. Nobel Prize winner Al Gore chimed in around then, too, saying climate change was driving Great Lakes levels down by causing evaporation. But that was then and this is now. What’s causing today’s record high levels? Climate change, naturally. So now, citing “catastrophic lakefront erosion” from high water, Chicago just declared a climate emergency. It’s radical, and...
  • Fireball ‘as bright as the moon’ lands in Lake Huron

    01/25/2020 7:30:27 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    ML Live ^ | 01/25/2020 | Tanda Gmiter
    Peter Brown, a professor in Western University’s physics and astronomy department, tweeted a series of photos of the spectacle. He dubbed it the Kintail fireball, for the spot near the Canadian shoreline of Lake Huron where it was believed to have crossed over before going into the water. On a map, Kintail is directly across the lake from Michigan’s Thumb. “Kintail fireball orbit from last night place origins firmly from the asteroid belt. The initial mass was somewhere between a few to ten kilograms - softball sized. Not quite as bright as the full moon," Brown posted on Twitter. Fireballs...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Great Lakes Naval Station in Illinois is on lockdown after vehicle drives through gate and personnel are told to 'run, hide, fight'

    01/24/2020 7:11:22 AM PST · by WhoisAlanGreenspan? · 153 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | MATTHEW WRIGHT FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    The Naval Station Great Lakes has gone on lock down on Friday morning as authorities warn of a 'gate runner.' The station, located in a North Chicago suburb, shared a short message on their Facebook telling people to 'hide' or 'fight.'
  • The Mysterious Shark Attack in Lake Michigan

    01/15/2020 10:09:20 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 70 replies
    Mysterious Universe ^ | June 23, 2018 | Brent Swancer
    According to the 1975 book Man Eating Sharks! by Felix Dennis, on a beautiful, clear summer day in 1955, one beach along the shores of Lake Michigan was packed with people looking to cool off and enjoy the sunny day, and one of these was George Lawson, a boy from Chicago. Lawson was out with many others splashing about and swimming off a boat near the beach when witnesses allegedly saw him pulled underwater, seemingly by something yanking him under and accompanied by the boy's panicked screams. Shockingly, a dorsal fin was reported by several others on the boat as...
  • The Aircraft Carriers of the Great Lakes

    11/27/2019 4:54:37 AM PST · by WhoisAlanGreenspan? · 22 replies
    https://www.history.navy.mil/ ^ | 6/25/2013 | Mikoyan
    The US entered World War II with 7 Aircraft Carriers and by the end of the war would have several times that. It's one thing to build ships, it's another thing to train the men that would eventually fly off those ships. So the US built some ships which would serve that purpose and that's where we come in. In March of 1942, the Navy purchased the steamer and started to convert her into an aircraft carrier. She was designated as IX-64. IX is the designation used by the Navy for ships that aren't otherwise classified. She was named the...
  • Coast Guard honoring Edmund Fitzgerald sinking 44 years ago

    11/10/2019 6:55:43 PM PST · by LukeL · 61 replies
    ABC 5 Cleveland ^ | 11/10/2019 | Courtney Shaw
    CLEVELAND — Sunday marks 44 years since the Edmund Fitzgerald sank near Whitefish Point in Michigan. Twenty-nine men died that day. (excerpt)
  • Want to Escape Global Warming? These Cities Promise Cool Relief

    04/16/2019 7:29:27 AM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | April 15, 2019 | Kendra Pierre-Louis
    DULUTH, Minn. — As the West burns, the South swelters and the East floods, some Americans are starting to reconsider where they choose to live. For advice, a few of them are turning to Jesse Keenan, a lecturer at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. At least once a day, Dr. Keenan, who studies urban development and climate adaptation, gets an email from someone asking where to move to be safe from climate change. The messages come from people who are thinking about moving not because they have already been hit by catastrophe, but because they see the writing...
  • 3,000-year-old shipwreck shows European trade was thriving in Bronze Age

    11/26/2013 9:33:20 AM PST · by Renfield · 11 replies
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 11-26-2013
    The discovery of one of the world's oldest shipwrecks shows that European trade was thriving even in the Bronze Age, according to experts. The vessel, carrying copper and tin ingots used to make weapons and jewellery, sank off the coast near Salcombe in Devon and is thought to date from 900BC. But it was only last year that the South West Maritime Archaeological Group, a team of amateur archaeologists, brought its cargo to the surface. The discovery was not announced until this month's International Shipwreck Conference, in Plymouth, Devon. It is thought that the goods - 259 copper ingots and...
  • The Edmund Fitzgerald: With the Gales of November Remembered

    11/11/2017 6:17:12 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 76 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 11-11-17 | MOTUS
    Forty two years ago yesterday, the Edmund Fitzgerald left Superior Wisconsin loaded with 26 tons of iron ore – enough to build 75 thousand cars – on it’s way to Zug Island in Detroit. As infamously memorialized in song, it never arrived. Sailing directly into one of the Great Lakes most ferocious storms, she was no match for the lake’s fury which created sustained winds of hurricane force and 25 foot waves with troughs twice that. A mere 15 miles away from safe harbor it split in two and went down with its entire 29 member crew. Such are the...
  • POW! The tick virus far deadlier than Lyme

    05/08/2017 6:34:50 PM PDT · by blueyon · 85 replies
    WND ^ | 5/08/17 | CDC or WND???
    WASHINGTON – The Centers for Disease Control is warning of the emergence of a far deadlier tick-related virus than Lyme Disease – one that kills 10 percent of those infected and permanently disables the other 50 percent. It’s called POW for short, or Powassan, and it, like Lyme, is carried by deer. Recent cases have been noted in the Northeast U.S. and the Great Lakes states. The virus can cause inflammation of the brain, leading to death in 10 percent of cases and permanent disability in 50 percent of cases. Signs and symptoms of infection can include fever, headache, vomiting,...
  • "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" (41st anniversary of her sinking)

    11/10/2016 7:33:32 AM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 26 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1976 | Gordon Lightfoot
    "We are holding our own.-- Last transmission by Captain Ernest McSorley of the S.S. Edmund FitzgeraldForty-one years ago tonight came the worst tragedy in the history of the Great Lakes. The largest ship plying its waters, the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald, sank in a horrific November storm. On her ride to the bottom she took all 29 of her crew with her. The following year, Gordon Lightfoot released his haunting ballad "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald".In memory of the twenty-nine men of the Great Lakes's most legendary vessel, and in memory of all who have taken to the waters to...
  • Ice shatters on Lake Superior in captivating video

    02/19/2016 4:48:17 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 28 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 19 FEBRUARY 2016 | ELISA ROBINSON - DETROIT FREE PRESS
    A Minnesota photographer captured a dramatic show on Lake Superior last week as massive sheets of ice met the shoreline and shattered. Dawn M. LaPointe shared the hypnotic video on Feb. 13 2016, on the Radiant Spirit Gallery Facebook page. In her post, LaPointe says she filmed the shattering ice near Duluth, Minn., for two hours in frigid conditions, ranging from minus-8 degrees to 3 degrees. That's minus-20 degrees to minus-8 degrees with windchill.
  • Senator McCain sets crosshairs on Jones Act build requirement (again)

    02/01/2016 8:18:47 AM PST · by prisoner6 · 9 replies
    gCapitan via Boatnerd.com ^ | January 30, 2016 | Mike Schuler
    1/31 - Once again U.S. Senator John McCain [R-AZ] has his crosshairs set on the Jones Act with an amendment he intends to attach to a proposed energy bill that would eliminate the U.S. build requirement for tankers involved in U.S. coastwise trade. McCain hopes to attach the amendment to bill S. 2012, also known as the Energy Modernization Act of 2015, which seeks to provide for the modernization of the energy policy of the United States, and for other purposes. The submitted amendment from McCain would change section 12112 of title 46 of the United States Code (46 U.S.C....
  • “A New Heavy Icebreaker Is Essential” Claim Great Lakes Senators

    11/22/2015 11:55:50 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 31 replies
    gCaptain ^ | November 22, 2015 | John Konrad
    United States Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow sent a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee on Homeland Security calling for robust funding in the fiscal year 2016 appropriations legislation for the U.S. Coast Guard to design and build a new heavy icebreaker for the Great Lakes regio
  • Crews clearing path through Lake Superior ice; ships stuck

    04/08/2015 8:20:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies
    myfoxny.com ^ | 4/8/2015 | unknown
    SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) - Crews are working to clear a path through ice on eastern Lake Superior that's left freighters unable to move, including one that had a hole punched in its hull.......The cargo shipping season started last month on the upper Great Lakes.
  • Clear sky yields great look at frozen Great Lakes

    03/01/2015 7:45:01 AM PST · by cripplecreek · 38 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | March 01, 2015 | Mark Torregrossa
    We finally got a great look at the freezing Great Lakes in the last two days. The high resolution satellites give us images of the Great Lakes during the day, once a day. Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, Michigan had clear skies when the satellite took the latest pictures. So it yielded the best look from high in space so far this winter. Friday's sunny sky also was a great day for MLive photographers to take to the sky and give us an up-close look at ice on Lakes Huron and Michigan. With the very cold weather Friday and Saturday, the...
  • Great Lakes ice cover may set record this week with two more arctic blasts

    02/23/2015 2:48:09 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 50 replies
    MLive.Com ^ | February 23, 2015 | Mark Torregrossa
    Two more very cold arctic blasts are going to hit Michigan this week. Conditions may be right late in the week for rapid ice making on the Great Lakes. This makes me think we could make a run at record ice cover on the Great Lakes by this coming weekend. As of Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, the total Great Lakes ice cover was 84.4 percent. Record total ice cover on the Great Lakes is 94.7 percent, set in 1979.