21JUN 2016
Lake Erie in Ohio

Lake Erie in Ohio

Marvin Fong, The PDA young beachgoer at Edgewater Beach in Cleveland. What s summer without a little sand in your toes? A bummer of a summer indeed. Just because we re hours from the ocean doesn t mean a decent beach is out of reach. From Toledo to Erie, Pa., there are miles of sandy stretches along Lake Erie s southern shore. True, Mother Nature did not line Ohio s North Coast…

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14JUN 2016
Facts About Lake Huron

Facts About Lake Huron

Today, 20 percent of the world’s fresh surface water is contained in the five great lakes: 5, 473 cubic miles (22, 812 km³), or 6 quadrillion U.S. gallons (22.81 quadrillion litres) in all. It is enough water to cover the contiguous 48 states to a uniform depth of 9.5 feet (2.9 m). The combined surface area of the lakes is 94, 250 square miles (244, 100 km²)— larger than the…

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07JUN 2016
Great Lakes Temperatures

Great Lakes Temperatures

Temperature influences the rates of many ecosystem processes. A number of recent studies have found evidence of systematic increases in Great Lakes surface water temperatures. Our study aims to construct empirical relationships between surface water temperatures and local air temperatures that can be used to estimate future water temperatures using future air temperatures generated…

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31MAY 2016
Great Lakes Collegiate Baseball League

Great Lakes Collegiate Baseball League

The Irish Hills Leprechauns have been introduced as new members of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League, the team announced today. The team will play home games at Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan. The team is a cooperative partnership of the Catholic Baseball Players, Inc. and the Michigan Red Sox Inc. Mark Sackett, President of the Michigan Red Sox, will take…

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24MAY 2016
Western basin Lake Erie fishing Report

Western basin Lake Erie fishing Report

HOME LAKE ERIE LINKS WEBCAMS FISHING REPORTS LAUNCH RAMPS INTERACTIVE MAPS VIDEOS Welcome to the ILAKEERIE Lake Erie Western Basin Fishing Report Page Mid February Report - Lake ice is melting with the very warm weather and will not get thick or stable enough for ice fishing this season. Weather will not stay cold enough and there s not enough calendar season left. When open…

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17MAY 2016
Lake Huron Rod and Gun

Lake Huron Rod and Gun

Craig Wilton of Mount Brydges has the largest fish, so far, at the 30th annual Canadian Tire Fish Kincardine Derby which opened Friday and runs to Sunday, May 24. Wilton caught a 22.72-pound lake trout Sunday, to lead the trout division and the biggest fish in the derby. The remaining top five in the trout category, are: Doug Goode of RR 1, Lyndhurst, with a 17.54-pound lake…

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10MAY 2016
Lake Superior water levels

Lake Superior water levels

Lake Superior is about 601.8 feet (183.4 meters) above sea level plus or minus a few inches depending on the month. The water level fluctuates seasonally, reflecting the hydrologic cycle of precipitation and evaporation and the lake s overall water budget. For at least the last 150 years, Lake Superior has lost and gained massive amounts of water (on the order of 20 cubic miles)…

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03MAY 2016
Escanaba & Lake Superior Railroad

Escanaba & Lake Superior Railroad

The Escanaba & Lake Superior dates back to the North Ludington Company, a sawmill/lumber enterprise founded by Jefferson Sinclair, Daniel Wells, and the Ludington brothers (Harrison and Nelson) in the mid-19th century. This mill was located near Wells, Michigan on the banks of the Green Bay (part of Lake Michigan) and around 1850, Isaac Stephenson became part of owner…

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