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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Gigantic meteor shook Earth on Thanksgiving eve, 100 years ago

    11/26/2019 9:18:57 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    CNET ^ | 11/25/2019 | Eric Mack
    "The road, trees, houses and even ourselves were bathed in a blinding phosphorescent-like glow which had its center in a bright streak in the sky above us," highway construction superintendent Leroy Milhan of Centerville, Michigan, would recall in a paper published the following year. "It passed over us toward the west. Immediately came a muffled report or jar that shook houses and the very earth like an earthquake." The following day, the Washington Times reported that "telegraph and telephone communications and electric lighting plants in several cities in southern Michigan and northern Indiana are out of commission" as a result...
  • Gone Fishing.

    08/10/2019 4:20:31 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 24 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 8-10-19 | MOTUS
    Raj and I are off for the weekend to visit friends at the beach – or “to the shore” as they say on the Eastern seaboard.  And shore may be more accurate than beach this year as Lake Michigan - like all the Great Lakes - is near all time record high water levels. As a result even the largest beaches at the State parks are smaller this year and places with smaller beaches to start with have virtually no beach at all.  The water laps at the very base of the bluff and erodes it away. The stairway to...
  • A Virtual Trip To the Beach

    06/09/2019 5:27:14 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 6-9-19 | MOTUS
    What a week. I think it’s time for a virtual trip to the beach.It might rain, which affords it’s own dreary charms.But if the sun rises over Lake St. Clair in southeast Michigan,as well as over Lake Huron in Tawas in northeast Michigan,it might just be a lovely day to take a partial Great Lakes Circle Tour around the Mitten state. As it’s still early in the season, and the water is still very chilly the Lake Michigan beaches in the north are unlikely to be crowded. Sleeping Bear National LakeshoreThat may be the case with those in the middle...
  • Kenosha Dig Points to Europe as Origin of First Americans

    03/04/2002 12:05:29 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 92 replies · 5,281+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 3-4-02 | John Fauber
    A contentious theory that the first Americans came here from Europe - not Asia - is challenging a century-old consensus among archaeologists, and a dig in Kenosha County is part of the evidence. The two leading proponents of the Europe theory admit that many scientists reject their contention, instead holding fast to the long-established belief that the first Americans arrived from Siberia via a now-submerged land bridge across the Bering Sea to Alaska. The first of the Europe-to-North America treks probably took place at the height of the last Ice Age more than 18,000 years ago, said Dennis Stanford, ...
  • Lake Michigan has become dramatically clearer in last 20 years — but at a steep cost

    01/26/2018 11:20:47 AM PST · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    www.chicagotribune.com ^ | 01/26/2018 | Tony Briscoe
    Decades ago, Lake Michigan teemed with nutrients and green algae, casting a brownish-green hue that resembled the mouth of an inland river rather than a vast, open-water lake. Back then, the lake’s swampy complexion was less than inviting to swimmers and kayakers, but it supported a robust fishing industry as several commercial companies trawled for perch, and sport fishermen cast their lines for trout. But in the past 20 years, Lake Michigan has undergone a dramatic transformation. In analyzing satellite images between 1998 and 2012, researchers at the Michigan Tech Research Institute were surprised to find that lakes Michigan and...
  • “Like Sands Through the Hourglass, So Are the Days of Our Lives.”

    07/23/2017 6:15:51 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 12 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 7-23-17 | MOTUS
    Our story today begins millennia ago, as the retreating glaciers (formed during the Ice Age) carved out the Great Lakes basin (during the earth’s last global warming period caused by carbon emissions). Along with the magnificently clear waters of the Great Lakes this global warming phenomenon left huge deposits of quartz sand behind that over time gathered in massive sand dunes that are still here today, although they are ever shifting and changing. The largest of these dunes reside in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore…where they rise 450 feet above the lakeOverlook at Pierce Stocking 9 Mile marker, Sleeping Bear...
  • Live Asian carp caught 9 miles from Lake Michigan

    06/24/2017 4:21:11 PM PDT · by Western Phil · 28 replies
    Michigan News ^ | June 23, 2017 | Garret Ellison
    CHICAGO, IL -- An adult live Asian carp was caught about 9 miles from Lake Michigan this week, far north of the leading edge of the invasive fish population in the Illinois River and upstream of an electric barrier designed to keep them from the Great Lakes. Illinois Department of Natural Resources Asian carp biologist Kevin Irons said the 8-pound, 22-inch silver carp was caught by commercial fishermen in a regular carp monitoring spot on the Little Calumet River about two miles below the T. J. O'Brien Lock and Dam. It's the second time an adult Asian carp has been...
  • EPA: US Steel leaks chemical into Lake Michigan tributary

    04/12/2017 2:35:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 12, 2017 4:05 PM EDT
    A spill at a U.S. Steel plant in northern Indiana that sent wastewater containing a potentially carcinogenic chemical into a Lake Michigan tributary was apparently caused by a pipe failure, the steelmaker said Wednesday. Tuesday’s spill of an unknown amount of wastewater led to the closure of two beach areas at the scenic Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and prompted a local water utility to stop drawing water from the lake out of “an abundance of caution,” the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said. U.S. Steel said a preliminary investigation shows an expansion joint failed Tuesday in a pipe at its Portage,...
  • Higher Lake Michigan water levels affect beaches, boaters

    05/15/2016 5:33:16 AM PDT · by skimbell · 36 replies
    AP via QCOnline ^ | 5/15/2016 | AP centerpiece
    ...It's in contrast to water levels for Lake Michigan and Lake Huron in 2013, which were 2 feet below average, The (Waukegan) News-Sun (http://trib.in/23IJPoG ) reported. The two lakes are measured together because the Straits of Mackinac connect them. "That's almost a 4-foot difference between today," Hungness said. "Right now, the lake is closest to being the highest it's ever been...
  • Research Casts New Light On History Of North America

    07/01/2008 10:26:26 AM PDT · by blam · 27 replies · 408+ views
    Newswise ^ | 7-1-2008 | Valparaiso University
    Research Casts New Light on History of North America Research by a Valparaiso University geography professor and his students lends support to evidence the first humans to settle the Americas came from Europe, rather than crossing a Bering Strait land-ice bridge. Valparaiso’s research shows the Kankakee Sand Islands – a series of hundreds of small dunes in the Kankakee River area of Northwest Indiana and northeastern Illinois – were created 14,500 to 15,000 years ago and that the region could not have been covered by ice as previously thought. Newswise — Research by a Valparaiso University geography professor and his...
  • Former GOP Illinois Mayor attacks Federal Judiciary and urges reform

    09/28/2015 8:39:03 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/28/15 | Bill McIntosh
    Bill McIntosh interviews Federal judicial reform activist Chuck Panici The story of Chuck Panici, four times GOP mayor of Chicago Heights, Illinois, from 1975 to 1991; skilled political strategist is, both a great saga and a sad one. He turned around a seemingly hopeless municipality, brought fresh water from Lake Michigan to his town: built municipal buildings and built a coalition around his effort that united people across racial and ethnic lines. His bright future changed dramatically however in the aftermath of Chicago Heights city council member Nick LoBue´s name coming up repeatedly during Chicago mob boss Albert Tocco´s Federal...
  • 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...
  • Great Lakes “likely to have the most ice since records began,” says meteorologist

    02/21/2015 7:27:19 AM PST · by shove_it · 86 replies
    IceAgeNow ^ | 19 Feb 2015 | Robert
    “Great Lakes ice is now running ahead of last year and ice will increase with more brutal cold coming,” says meteorologist Joe d’Aleo. “We are likely to have the most ice since records began.” “By the end of February the entire country east of the Rockies will have averaged below normal,” says d’Aleo. “Boston will have either the coldest or second coldest month in their history. It is nearly 13F below normal in Cleveland and all points east for February. Boston has the second most snow for the season and is very likely to be the snowiest ever by the...
  • Will Great Lakes Ice Coverage Beat or Tie Last Year's Winter Or The Record? [VANITY]

    02/17/2015 8:42:22 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 47 replies
    According to NOAA's Great Lakes Surface Environment Analysis (GLSEA) the record for total Great Lakes ice coverage was set in 1979 with 94.7% coverage. Last year's winter almost broke that record with 92.2% and is currently sitting in second place. Just a few days ago the ice coverage sat at 60%. Today that number has jumped to 76.6% based on yesterday's analysis due the recent cold the area has been receiving. Their forecast for the next 24 hours is for that coverage to jump to 82.3%. This is within 10% of second place. Some long range weather forecasts I have...
  • Record freeze on Lake Ontario as 4,700 square miles of ice forms on Great Lakes IN ONE NIGHT

    02/19/2015 6:09:51 PM PST · by Libloather · 95 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/19/14 | Mia De Graaf
    More than 4,700 square miles of ice formed over the Great Lakes in just one night on Tuesday. The Arctic blast that swept the Midwest and Northeast saw a near-record amount of Lake Ontario was iced over, with just 20 per cent of open water left. Overall 82 percent of the five water bodies sealed up. Temperatures are expected to drop again on Thursday night, leading forecasters to predict that figure to climb significantly by Friday morning.
  • Great Lakes ice cover on pace with 2014's almost-record year

    02/19/2015 6:20:53 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 16 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | February 19, 2015 | Liam Ford
    The Siberian Express that’s imported northern Russia’s weather into North America is leading to a second year of fast-growing ice cover on the Great Lakes, setting up the Chicago area for the possibility of another cool spring. By Wednesday, the Great Lakes were 85.4 percent ice-covered, just above the 85.2 percent on Feb. 18 last year, according to the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory. With below-average temperatures predicted for at least the next week, the lakes could approach last year’s levels of 92.5 percent ice cover, the second-highest level since records began in the early 1970s.
  • France Says it Owns Legendary Vessel (Court Case Over 17th Century Ship in Lake Michigan)

    02/02/2009 10:57:34 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies · 1,597+ views
    The Mining Journal ^ | January 30, 2009 | JOHN FLESHER
    TRAVERSE CITY - The French government says it still owns the Griffin, a 17th century ship built by legendary explorer La Salle that may have been discovered in northern Lake Michigan. France filed a claim to the vessel Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids, escalating a legal battle over who owns and has authority to retrieve artifacts from the long-lost vessel. Michigan also is seeking title, although state officials have raised doubts about whether the Griffin's gravesite actually has been found. They say federal law gives the state ownership of abandoned vessels embedded in its Great Lakes bottomlands....