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    Quote Originally posted by Linda_D View post
    Except for the folks in the western parts of Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Illinois, lots of folks who aren't in a Great Lakes watershed get GL water since the weather conditions that are spawned over the expanses of lake water produce the infamous "lake effect" snow and rain all over GL region, especially to the east and south of the lakes.
    Except, except...Lake Effect is primarily a west to east phenomenon (due to west prevailing winds), so most lake effect snows/rains end up on the west/south sides of Great Lakes states adjacent to a Great Lake (ie In the USA - West MI, NW IN, NE OH, Western NY, etc).

    Read "The Great Lakes Water Wars" for a complete history and understanding of the debate/battle over Great Lakes diversion.
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    Quote Originally posted by mendelman View post
    Except, except...Lake Effect is primarily a west to east phenomenon (due to west prevailing winds), so most lake effect snows/rains end up on the west/south sides of Great Lakes states adjacent to a Great Lake (ie In the USA - West MI, NW IN, NE OH, Western NY, etc).

    Read "The Great Lakes Water Wars" for a complete history and understanding of the debate/battle over Great Lakes diversion.
    Nor-Easters happen too! And when they do, we're hosed!

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    Quote Originally posted by DetroitPlanner View post
    Nor-Easters happen too! And when they do, we're hosed!
    True, but not nearly as often. I can remember some that hit when I was growing up on the northern Sunrise Side.
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    Quote Originally posted by DetroitPlanner View post
    Nor-Easters happen too! And when they do, we're hosed!
    Oh there was one last year that was brutal.
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    40 years ago, the Edmund Fitzgerald sank.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vST6hVRj2A

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    Kind of graphic The Bear would have liked -


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    Very cool. ^^ WHY have I never seen an elevation/ depth map of the Great Lakes??
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    ARTICLE: From Montreal to Minnesota, by Inland Sea
    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/21/tr...smtyp=cur&_r=0

    I’d been waiting 20 minutes for my ride — a 740-foot freighter called the Algoma Equinox. The Equinox traverses the St. Lawrence and four Great Lakes twice a month, transporting iron ore west and grain back east. Like many freighters around the world, it also occasionally carries people. Travelers willing to take the slow boat get a private cabin, three meals a day and shore leave wherever the ship loads, unloads or stops at a lock.

    After picking me up in Montreal, the Equinox’s captain, Ross Armstrong, told me the ship would cross Lakes Ontario, Erie, Huron and Superior and drop me in Thunder Bay, Ontario — six hours north of Duluth, Minn. The trip would take six days.

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    ARTICLE: Coast Guard crew makes special stop over Edmund Fitzgerald wreck site in Lake Superior
    http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapi...s_special.html


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    ARTICLE - Nine Things You Might Not Have Known About The Soo Locks
    http://www.michigan.org/article/trip..._campaign=post

    Have you ever seen a ship, barge, boat go through a complete lock evolution/sequence ?

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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
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    ARTICLE - Nine Things You Might Not Have Known About The Soo Locks
    http://www.michigan.org/article/trip..._campaign=post

    Have you ever seen a ship, barge, boat go through a complete lock evolution/sequence ?
    I saw a massive freighter go through the St Lawrence Seaway locks at Massena many, many years ago. I think I still have the photo of it. Impressive.

    Also, living for many years in Buffalo, NY, just a stone's throw from the Niagara River, I've seen numerous pleasure boats from dinghys to tour boats go through the locks on the Black Rock Canal, not to mention actually being on boats going through the locks.
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