Thursday, August 7, 2014

2 barks and woofs on “At The Lake

  1. Interesting geological fact: the sandy beaches are those on the west side of the lake and the gravely ones on the east. The coves on the east are protected and also have sandy beaches. The glacial erosion scoured the shores and built up the marvelously high dunes along the western shore of Michigan. For this reason you don’t find the great wide beaches along the Superior shore or the edges of Huron, Erie and Ontario where the sand is polluted and the beaches dark gray narrow uninviting spaces. There are, however, wonderful marshes along the smaller lakes’ shores that filter the pollution to a great extent and are home to migrating waterfowl.

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