I Love the Great Lakes

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 74 People

    Labor Day Reflection

    The official end of the unofficial season arrived last night and there were but a few onshore to witness the final rays of its rosy glow.  Perhaps the rolling bank of thick black clouds had driven the throngs of vacationers from the sun-baked sands with the threat of an...
    juan1966 juan1966
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Sep 8, 2009

    Mysterious Superior

    I was born in Toronto, and Lake Ontario has a special, nostalgic, heart-tugging attraction for me.  During the storms, the waves would be as big and as loud and rhythmic as the oceans, and sometimes as calm and gentle as a garden pond.  The lakes have a long and...
    61-65, F
    1 Response May 8, 2008

    Lake M

    The end of my 4th year in college my Architecture Elective we designed and Built a Biological station to study animals on Beaver Island which is in the middle of Lake Michigan. Being from Detroit, u really only see Detroit river. So I'm on this Island in the middle of this...
    siggy10 siggy10
    31-35, M
    Nov 9, 2009

    The Cities

    Why is it that some of the most enjoyable cities in North America are located on the Lakes? Think Chicago, Toronto, Milwaukee.
    HStoner HStoner
    51-55, M
    Nov 2, 2013

    remembering the fitz

    Thirty-four years ago yesterday The SS Edmund Fitzgerald sank just outside of Whitefish Bay in Lake Superior.  I was in the 4th Grade at the time, and nearly every kid in class brought in a newspaper article about the tragedy for their currents events homework. I...
    juan1966 juan1966
    46-50, M
    7 Responses Nov 11, 2009

    Yes, Me Too

    Growing up in Chicago on beautiful Lake Michigan and with a weird interest in geology I find the Great Lakes both very interesting. Those ice age glaciers gave us some very wonderful presents when they left, from those beautiful lakes and waterfalls (Niagara) to the fertile soil...
    70+, M
    2 Responses Feb 29, 2012

    June Afternoon

    Winding down the narrow twisting blacktop road, tiny beams of sunlight leaking through the heavy tree cover, we arrive at the sunny bottom where the view opens up to sky and water. The small yellow decal on our windsheild reads "2008" and the attendant at the ticket booth waves...
    juan1966 juan1966
    46-50, M
    11 Responses Jun 29, 2008

    Voted Most Beautiful In America

    I'm no fan of Good Morning America, however the show and its viewers just named Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore as the most beautiful place in America. I love The Sleeping Bear, and all of the Leelenau Pennisula. It is my favorite place to visit in my home state. Michigan...
    juan1966 juan1966
    46-50, M
    6 Responses Aug 18, 2011

    There Is a Sixth Great Lake!

    Here is a little *** bit of information for everyone. Former U.S. President Bill Clinton signed a Senate Bill 927, on March 6, 1998 which recognized Lake Champlain on the border of Vermont and New York to be the Sixth Great Lake. Lake Superior in the largest of the Lakes, and...
    glorygirl glorygirl
    56-60, F
    9 Responses Nov 30, 2007
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