Monday, November 17, 2014

Remember to feed the birds

Downy woodpecker on cake of suet.  Today a storm blew in.  Birds need seeds and suet to sustain them.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Beware Take Care in November

Take care when walking on the breakwater.  The waves can carry you away if you slip and fall or if a rogue waves washes you in.

Pictured is sun down at the confluence of the Grand River and Lake Michigan one of the wildest of the five Great Lakes.  It is beautiful but it can be treacherous.  

There are many shipwrecks under the five Great Lakes. In November the waves can be very powerful.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Youtube Video showing what lies beneath the Great Lakes

Drain the Great Lakes video  Click the link to see what lies beneath the Great Lakes.  Read about how the Great Lakes were formed in The Dynamic Great Lakes, a critically acclaimed non-fiction book available at, Barnes & Noble and many other bookstores.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Oil Pipeline Under the Straits of Mackinac

Oil Pipeline Danger  Click the link to see a model of how oil could destroy our fresh water under the straits of Mackinac.

The fresh water flowing from Lake Superior, Lake Michigan toward Lake Huron is beautiful and people enjoy visiting Mackinac Island where no cars are allowed.See the model of how an oil pipeline break could contaminate these waters.  It's a very old oil pipeline.

Pictured is Mackinac Bridge that spans the straits.  It connects the upper and lower Peninsulas of Michigan.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Great Lakes Pirate: Dan Seavey

Roaring Dan Seavey – The most notorious Great Lakes pirate may be none other than Roaring Dan Seavey, who started as a regular sailor in the U.S. Navy. After leaving the military he found himself a poor man with only his ship, Wanderer, to his name and took up a life of plundering.
Seavey was a thief who had eyes for large shipments of venison and alcohol, to then later sell at a higher price. Anyone who tried to stop him faced the cannon he held on board. Seavey’s most famous escapade was his takeover of a schooner docked named the Nellie Johnson. The clever seaman invited the Johnson’s crew to drink with him, staying mostly sober himself. He then threw the drunken sailors off their ship and sailed it to Chicago, where he sold the Nellie Johnson’s cargo.
Seavey retired sometime in the late 1920s, and settled in the town of Peshtigo, Wisconsin. He died in a Peshtigo nursing home on 14 February 1949 at the age of 84.

Click the link for more: Great Lakes Pirates
Want to know more about these Michigan marauders? Strap on your peg leg and set sail towards one of these maritime attractions to get your fill of pirate personas!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Microbeads Upset Ecology of Great Lakes

Click on the link above for an important story about tiny bits of plastic entering the ecosystems of the five Great Lakes and their connecting waters.