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  • 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....
  • Diver discovers shipwreck cluster in Lake Michigan [victims of Mormon pirates off Beaver Island]

    11/11/2014 2:24:31 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 77 replies
    Crescent News ^ | November 11, 2014 | Associated Press
    Ross Richardson of Lake Ann said he uncovered the wrecks this summer in the waters around the small Island of Skillagalee, located between Beaver Island and the northern Lower Peninsula community of Cross Village, The Grand Rapids Press (http://bit.ly/10KU6ac ) reported. An extensive reef system about four feet under the water was responsible for many shipwrecks in the area before advanced navigation. [SNIP] He found four other wreck sites during his three trips to the island. Richardson believes one of his other discoveries, the largest of the Skillagalee wreck sites with the greatest amount of artifacts present, is the wreck...
  • Stunning pictures of Michigan's St Joseph Lighthouse transformed into giant icicles as arctic blast

    01/10/2015 4:51:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 33 replies
    dailymail.com ^ | 10 January 2015 | Sophie Jane Evans For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Stunning pictures of Michigan's St Joseph Lighthouse transformed into giant icicles as arctic blast continues to sweep across the US With sub-zero temperatures, severe wind chills and snowfall, millions across the eastern US have been desperately trying to stay warm this week. But one photographer chose to brave the frigid weather for hours on end - to capture these stunning photos of St Joseph Lighthouse in Michigan. Donning sturdy boots and warm clothing, Joshua Nowicki trekked along the icy shore of Lake Michigan on Thursday morning, armed with a camera. He then captured a breathtaking array of photos...
  • Michigan's Great Lakes water levels may do something only achieved 4 times in last 154 years

    10/09/2014 6:04:12 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 58 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | October 09, 2014 | Mark Torregrossa
    Lake Michigan and Lake Huron water levels may do something only achieved four times in the last 154 years. This time of year is normally the season when Great Lakes lake levels begin to fall. Typically evaporation is greater than precipitation and runoff from rivers and streams. So there is normally less water going into Lakes Michigan, Huron, and Superior at this time of year. On Lakes Michigan-Huron July is typically the high water month. Lake Superior usually sees peak water level in July or August. This year is different. Lakes Michigan-Huron, and Lake Superior have continued to rise, even...
  • Divers begin Lake Michigan expedition to find fabled Griffin ship

    06/24/2014 4:53:36 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 10 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 16, 2013 | Associated Press
    ON LAKE MICHIGAN NEAR POVERTY ISLAND, Mich. – In a remote part of northern Lake Michigan, divers have started looking at an underwater pit, hoping to find the resting place of the Griffin, a ship commanded by the 17th century French explorer La Salle.
  • Origins of underwater stones a mystery

    02/09/2009 11:42:11 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies · 1,521+ views
    United Press International ^ | Monday, February 9, 2009 | unattributed
    An archaeologist says it remains a mystery how a circle of stones initially arrived at the floor of Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay. Underwater archeologist Mark Holley said while he first discovered the underwater stones in 2007, no one has been able to prove whether the rocks were placed there by nature or by mankind, the Chicago Tribune reported Sunday. "The first thing I said when I came out of the water was, 'Oh no, I wish we wouldn't have found this,'" Holley said of his discovery. "This is going to invite so much controversy that this is where we're going...
  • Underwater Archaeologists Find Possible Mastodon Carving On Lake Michigan Rock

    09/05/2007 10:26:08 AM PDT · by blam · 84 replies · 1,937+ views
    AHN ^ | 9-4-2007 | Nidhi Sharma
    Underwater Archaeologists Find Possible Mastodon Carving On Lake Michigan Rock September 4, 2007 11:51 p.m. EST Nidhi Sharma - AHN News Writer Traverse City, MI (AHN) - Underwater archaeologists in Lake Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay are speculating a boulder they found in a June ship wreck to be engraved with a prehistoric carvings. Mark Holley, a scientist with the Grand Traverse Bay Underwater Preserve Council, believes that the granite rock, which was found hidden at a depth of about 12 metres, has markings that resemble a mastodon. A mastodon is an elephant-like creature that once inhabited parts of North America....
  • Stonehenge Beneath the Waters of Lake Michigan

    01/08/2009 12:15:48 PM PST · by BGHater · 54 replies · 2,641+ views
    BLDG Blog ^ | 05 Jan 2009 | BLDG Blog
    In a surprisingly under-reported story from 2007, Mark Holley, a professor of underwater archaeology at Northwestern Michigan University College, discovered a series of stones – some of them arranged in a circle and one of which seemed to show carvings of a mastodon – 40-feet beneath the surface waters of Lake Michigan. [Image: Standing stones beneath Lake Michigan? View larger]. If verified, the carvings could be as much as 10,000 years old – coincident with the post-Ice Age presence of both humans and mastodons in the upper midwest. [Image: The stones beneath Lake Michigan; view larger]. In a PDF assembled by...
  • Stonehenge in Lake Michigan?(Potentially pre-historic stone formation discovered deep underwater)

    01/13/2009 5:24:22 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies · 2,116+ views
    nbcchicago.com ^ | January 8, 2009 | MATT BARTOSIK
    The iconic Stonehenge in the UK is one of the most famous prehistoric monuments in the world, but it is not the only stone formation of its kind. Similar stone alignments have been found throughout England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales… and now, it seems, in Lake Michigan. According to BLDGBLOG, in 2007, Mark Holley, professor of underwater archeology at Northwestern Michigan College, discovered a series of stones arranged in a circle 40 feet below the surface of Lake Michigan. One stone outside the circle seems to have carvings that resemble a mastodon—an elephant-like animal that went extinct about 10,000 years...
  • Hiking to North Manitou Island {Michigan}

    03/10/2014 10:17:25 PM PDT · by shove_it · 7 replies
    On Thursday, March 6th, 2014, we attempted something that hasn’t been done for 40 years: to hike the treacherous ice across the Manitou Passage to the islands 8 miles out... (click the link for commentary and photos of a bold day of hiking)
  • Deal sought to end ship’s coal ash dumping by 2015

    09/13/2013 7:20:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 13, 2013 9:53 PM EDT
    The Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency agreed to enter a revised consent agreement with a ferry operator that would stop the nation’s last coal-fired ferryboat from dumping waste ash into Lake Michigan before the start of the 2015 sailing season. A federal judge has to approve Friday’s motion, the Ludington Daily News reported. Lake Michigan Carferry, operator of the S.S. Badger, wants to install an ash retention system aboard the ship that hauls passengers, vehicles and cargo between its home port of Ludington, Mich., and Manitowoc, Wis., from May to October. Currently, ash from its boilers is mixed with...
  • Coal Fired Side Wheel Aircraft Carriers during WWII

    08/27/2013 11:34:57 AM PDT · by donmeaker · 45 replies
    This idea was brought to my attention the other day and thought it a great choice for a thread. Most of us who are US Navy fans can certainly recall the Navy's efforts to train their pilots on the Great Lakes (Lake Michigan) in the early 40's during the war. This thread may give you a nice idea of what that exersize was all about. Many interesting images to study here and quite possibly of interest to those who are involved with the restoration of aircraft that have been recovered from the Lakes. I have also included a page from...
  • First Humans To Settle Americas Came From Europe, Not From Asia Over Bering Strait -

    07/16/2008 8:02:06 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies · 1,253+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | July 17, 2008
    Land-ice Bridge, New Research Suggests -- Research by a Valparaiso University geography professor and his students on the creation of Kankakee Sand Islands of Northwest Indiana is lending support to evidence that the first humans to settle the Americas came from Europe, a discovery that overturns decades of classroom lessons that nomadic tribes from Asia crossed a Bering Strait land-ice bridge. Valparaiso is a member of the Council on Undergraduate Research. Dr. Ron Janke began studying the origins of the Kankakee Sand Islands – a series of hundreds of small, moon-shaped dunes that stretch from the southern tips of Lake...
  • Wreck hunters plot new expedition to find 17th-century Griffon

    05/27/2013 12:36:14 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 38 replies
    National Post ^ | May 27, 2013 | Randy Boswell
    A team of U.S. wreck hunters, backed by the governments of France and Michigan, has revealed plans to dive next month to a site on the bottom of Lake Michigan, where one of the most important ships in Canadian history — the 17th-century barque Griffon — is believed to be lying in a tomb of sand awaiting conclusive identification. The first sailing ship on the Great Lakes, the Griffon was built in 1679 near present-day Niagara Falls, Ont., by the famed French explorer Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, and symbolized the ambitions of New France to construct and control...
  • Well, Great Lakes, It Was Nice Knowing You. Asian Carp Have Arrived.

    04/05/2013 9:03:43 PM PDT · by haffast · 53 replies
    Takepart.com ^ | 4-5-2013 | Takepart.com
    Ever since Asian carp were accidentally introduced into U.S. rivers in the 1970s, the invasive fish have been hungrily making their way to the Great Lakes, causing residents of the watershed to dread the arrival of carp in delicate Lake ecosystems, and their potential impacts on the 7 billion dollar fishing industry that represents a major economic driver for the region. Now, a new study suggests that Asian carp have breached southern Lake Michigan, although they have not yet arrived in numbers great enough to devastate native ecosystems. Scientists at Notre Dame University, Southern Michigan University, and The Nature Conservancy...
  • Barack Obama's war on America's fresh water supply: China is buying up Lake Michigan!

    09/07/2012 9:12:24 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 88 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/7/2012 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Barack Obama is keeping his promise to lower the sea levels, and he’s starting with the drought plagued Midwest where Lake Michigan water is being shipped by the boat loads over to China! By using a little known loophole in the 2006 Great Lakes Compact, Obama minions are allowing Nestle Company to export precious fresh water out of Lake Michigan to the tune of an estimated $500,000 million to $1.8 million per day profit. By draining the precious jewel of the Great Lakes in the middle of America, our federal water managers are allowing the export of our water out...
  • Major, Bizarre Fish Die-Off Along Lakefront

    01/11/2011 7:17:59 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | January 11, 2011 | STMW
    CHICAGO (STMW) – A bizarre scene is evolving on the Chicago lakefront, with Canada geese and mallard ducks gulping down dead or dying gizzard shad. A major die-off of what appears to be the 2010 class is happening in Chicago harbors. Thousands, perhaps far more than that, of dead gizzard shad in the 3- to 5-inch range are frozen in the ice of Chicago harbors or floating around in open patches of water. “Gizzard shad are pretty sensitive,’’ Lake Michigan Program biologist Dan Makauskas said. “On the toughness scale, the herrings are pretty soft.’’ Gizzard shad, members of the herring...
  • Destruction of Giant Algae Doughnut Threatens Lake Michigan (Quagga mussels eating phytoplankton)

    09/08/2010 11:17:11 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies
    LiveScience.com ^ | 9/8/10 | Andrea Leontiou
    An invasive species of mussel called quagga has recently begun eating its way through the phytoplankton population of Lake Michigan, which could have dire effects on the lake's ecosystem, scientists now warn. A giant ring of phytoplankton (microscopic plants such as algae) was discovered in Lake Michigan in 1998 by Michigan Technological Universitybiologist W. Charles Kerfoot and his research team. The "phytoplankton doughnut" is formed when winter storms kick up nutrient-rich sediment along the southeastern shore of the lake. The disturbed sediments begin circulating in a slow-moving circle with the lake's currents, which provides a massive supply of food for...
  • Kennedy boat capsized in Lake Michigan

    09/01/2010 8:40:42 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 75 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 31, 2010 | Duaa Eldeib
    It may not make for good conspiracy theory fodder, but a sunken Kennedy boat sure has a certain ring to it. River Maiden, a 59-foot steel boat registered to Max Kennedy, son of the late Sen. Robert Kennedy, sank into the north slip of Lake Michigan between Rainbow Beach and the Calumet River on June 12, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. It's still there.
  • Ship discovered almost 112 years after disappearing in Lake Michigan

    06/24/2010 6:36:48 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 6-24-10 | Meg Jones
    For almost 112 years, the steamship rested in ghostly silence at the bottom of Lake Michigan, unknown and unseen until a group of divers kicked their way down to the deck and solved a perplexing maritime mystery. The deckhouses were gone, the smokestack was tipped over and a wheelbarrow used to move cargo lay on the boat's surface. Though the name couldn't be seen on the stern, the length of the vessel and unusual characteristics pointed to only one ship - the L.R. Doty. Until last week, it was the largest wooden ship that had been unaccounted for in Lake...
  • Lake Michigan shipwreck found after 112 years

    06/24/2010 1:04:40 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 37 replies · 3+ views
    hosted ^ | Jun 24 | DINESH RAMDE
    MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A great wooden steamship that sank more than a century ago in a violent Lake Michigan storm has been found off the Milwaukee-area shoreline, and divers say the intact vessel appears to have been perfectly preserved by the cold fresh waters. Finding the 300-foot-long L.R. Doty was important because it was the largest wooden ship that remained unaccounted for, said Brendon Baillod, the president of the Wisconsin Underwater Archaeology Association.....
  • BP Gets Pass From Obama Administration To Potentially Pollute Lake Michigan

    05/21/2010 9:35:23 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 12 replies · 317+ views
    oilprice.com ^ | 21/05/2010 | Wayne Madsen
    The Obama administration, already charged with providing political cover for BP in the Gulf of Mexico mega-oil disaster, is also charged with allowing BP to renege on agreements between the firm, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the state of Indiana to prevent pollution of Lake Michigan from the firm's Whiting, Indiana refinery near Hammond. In 2007, the EPA, under the Bush administration, said it was powerless to stop BP from dumping more toxic waste into Lake Michigan from its expanded refinery that was processing increased amounts of heavy crude oil from Canada. However, the EPA did urge BP...
  • Water levels on Lake Michigan, Huron a foot higher than last year

    05/18/2009 7:41:36 PM PDT · by GILTN1stborn · 15 replies · 758+ views
    The Bay City Times ^ | Monday May 18, 2009, 12:00 PM | The Bay City Times
    Lakes Michigan and Huron have risen 12 inches compared to this time last year. The lakes, which are connected by the Straits of Mackinac, also are 7 inches higher than a month ago, on April 15, according to the latest forecast from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Michigan-Huron is projected to rise 3 more inches during the next month, along with Lake Superior, government data shows. The higher water levels are attributed to a storm system that brought showers and thunderstorms to much of the Great Lakes basin on Wednesday and Thursday. Lakes Michigan and Huron are forecast to...
  • America Supports You: Lake Michigan Cruise Recognizes Veterans

    06/24/2008 4:35:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 32+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Meghan Vittrup
    WASHINGTON, June 24, 2008 – Veterans can once again enjoy an afternoon cruising Lake Michigan, sharing tributes and building relationships thanks to one Illinois group. Kup’s Purple Heart Cruises began in 1945 when Irv Kupcinet also known as “Kup,” a Chicago Sun Times columnist, wanted to do something for servicemembers coming back from World War II. The 50-year tradition ended with its last cruise in 1995. Twelve years later, David Kupcinet decided to re-launch his grandfather’s renowned Kup’s Purple Heart Cruises. After fours year of planning the successfully re-launched cruise took place July 31, 2007. Kupcinet said the cruise...
  • BP gets OK to dump mercury into Lake Michigan

    07/31/2007 11:56:52 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 106 replies · 2,350+ views
    A BP refinery in Indiana will be allowed to continue to dump mercury into Lake Michigan under a permit issued by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. The permit exempts the BP plant at Whiting, Ind., 3 miles southeast of Chicago, from a 1995 federal regulation limiting mercury discharges into the Great Lakes to 1.3 ounces per year.
  • Algoma Chooses Patz Conveyors to Handle Fish Waste

    08/22/2006 12:57:51 PM PDT · by Pound897 · 17 replies · 584+ views
    Algoma Chooses Patz Conveyors to Handle Fish Waste (Pound, WI) Patz Sales, Inc., Pound, WI, teamed up with the city of Algoma, WI, to resolve a big problem for the city's wastewater treatment facility, creating more convenience for sport and charter fishermen. Patz designed and installed a Patz conveyor system, including customized fish cleaning tables for the Dettman Fish Cleaning Facility, the first facility of its kind open to the public. This has created a win-win-win situation for the city, fishermen and the environment. Algoma residents and visitors catch over 150,000 fish each year on Lake Michigan. Fishermen cleaning their...
  • Plane, Cell Phone Found in Lake Michigan

    04/30/2005 6:31:06 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 24 replies · 1,463+ views
    JSOnline ^ | April 29, 2005 | John Diedrich
    A private dive company operator said on Friday that he located a single-engine plane that crashed in Lake Michigan on Monday night. He did not find pilot Jonathan Leber's body, he said, but did see the cell phone on which he made his final call for help. Jerry Guyer, owner of Pirate's Cove dive company, said he used coordinates of where Leber's plane went off the radar - eight miles straight out from the center of the Hoan Bridge - and searched using advanced sonar equipment on his boat Thursday. At noon, the sonar revealed what appeared to be the...
  • Oak Forest teen rescues boy at Ind. dunes [Boy Scout to the Rescue]

    07/10/2004 4:09:04 AM PDT · by Prince Charles · 10 replies · 546+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 7/10/2004 | MARY FOX
    Oak Forest teen rescues boy at Ind. dunes July 10, 2004 BY MARY FOX As others watched, a 19-year-old from Oak Forest ran into the water at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, swam out about 150 to 200 feet into Lake Michigan and saved the life of a struggling teenager. "I was seeing him wave his arms, and everyone was just looking at him," Dave Garbe said of the 15-year-old boy, who was on an outing Thursday with others from the Mercy Home for Boys in Chicago. The boy was in the water at the park's Kemil Beach in Beverly Shores,...
  • Wisconsin Police Identify Bodies Found on Lake Michigan Shore

    06/20/2004 8:00:31 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 55 replies · 470+ views
    AP ^ | June 20, 2004
    Wisconsin Police Identify Bodies Found on Lake Michigan Shore Melissa Trujillo/Associated Press Jun 20, 2004 PLEASANT PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) - A father and two sons missing from Chicago for more than a month were identified Sunday as the bodies that washed ashore on Lake Michigan bound together by nylon rope and tied to bags filled with sand. "We consider these deaths to be very suspicious and this case is being handled by law enforcement as a homicide," said Pleasant Prairie Police Chief Brian J. Wagner. The victims were identified as Kevin L. Amde, 45; Davinci Amde, 6; and Tesla E....