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2012 Great Lake Water Levels Drop – Marina’s Scramble

Five years ago the entire Great Lakes was witness to low water levels not seen since 1964. Marina’s were dredging, boats were being damaged on shallow reefs not seen a generation and lake shipping was facing hard times.  

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Climate Change, Technology and the Loss of Civility

December Mowing in Michigan It was December 1st 2012 and I was listening to no less than three lawn mowers running in my neighborhood in the suburbs north of Detroit. I refused to participate. I’ll admit it was tempting to neaten things up a bit but...

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Great Lakes Water Levels Had Near Record Lows in 2012

All of the Great Lakes fell below their long-term averages and lower than in 2011 because of an abnormal lack of snow in recent winters and the hot, dry summer

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Michigan Marinas Historic Low Water Levels 2012

I got a voicemail early Monday morning from Hoy’s Saginaw Bay Marina in Caseville, “Mike, the wind was really blowing last night and we would like to get your sailboat out. It’s bouncing on the bottom.”  It was the last week in September and we...

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