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Photo by Barbara Bouwkamp
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Photo by Barbara Bouwkamp
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Photo by Barbara Bouwkamp
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 02:41 am:

Barbara Bouwkamp hustled out to their camp at Big Traverse the other night, to watch a special on PBS, since they donít have TV at their home. She was disappointed that the local PBS station wasnít carrying the show she wanted to see, but there was a different show going on outside around the slough near their place. The sun was setting and the water in the slough was doubling Barbaraís pleasure, with reflections to accompany the beautiful bonus added to Barbaraís evening.

David Marvin made todayís video, showcasing the natural beauty of Michiganís U.P. and the waters that create this special place. This was shot at Minerís Beach on the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Whitefish Point, St. Martin Bay on Lake Huron, Brevort Lake, Little Brevort Lake, Lower Tahquamenon Falls, Seney Wildlife Refuge and the Straits of Mackinac. Enjoy the escape!

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 07:46 am:

Calm and peaceful set!

By Uncle Chuck (Unclechuck) on Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 08:22 am:

I echo Alex's words!! Can't beat it!! Counting on
being there in September the good Lord willing!!

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 12:04 pm:

Superior beauty

By D. A. (Midwested) on Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 01:56 am:

The sloughs behind Big Travers Bay (and Little Traverse Bay) have always fascinated me. There are actually DOZENS of rows of them. They are obviously the remains of previous shorelines. The "points" that separate Big and Little Traverse Bays used to be an island. When the water channel of such a geologic land structure gets filled in by wave and wind action it becomes known as a Tombolo. There are several along Lake Superior's shore.

Big Traverse Sloughs

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 06:47 am:

D. A. (Midwested),
Are the lines in the upper left of the picture the sloughs? Or is that whole area 'counted' as 1 slough? Thanks for the shot - it helps visualize what you are describing.

By D. A. (Midwested) on Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 04:44 pm:


I don't know for sure how the local neighborhood sees things but technically a slough is a backwater or swamp that is connected to or very close to an established body of free flowing water. Probably the ones closet to the shore that show up as the darkest areas in the picture are the sloughs in the pictures. They are the ones most commonly filled with water. The very dark brown color is water. That's not to say all the other (and older) depressions or parallel ditches are not sloughs. After a heavy rain they fill with water or at least become quite swampy. Way back in time each one used to be the beach front.

By Uncle Chuck (Unclechuck) on Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 05:50 pm:

Learn something new everyday!

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 07:07 pm:

Nice pic and explanation, D.A....who would'a thunk it?

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 07:08 pm:

What a great place that must be to live.

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