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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, March 25, 2007 - 08:36 am:

Sitting at my computer I can see out over Superior below our home here in Eagle River. This year Spring is a lot further along than it was in '99 when that big freighter slipped past the point. Come to think of it, we haven't seen our first boat yet this year, though I hear the Locks are open at the east end of the Lake.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, March 25, 2007 - 08:32 am:

Good morning!
First Post

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Sunday, March 25, 2007 - 08:53 am:

Now THAT is a wonderful thing to see first thing in the morning.
Driving up to Copper Harbor, coming down the road past the
Evergreen Cemetery into Eagle River, I once saw a freighter
positioned almost like this photo--just further out in the water.
Makes me want to head North.

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Sunday, March 25, 2007 - 09:30 am:

Good Morning! Congratulations, Deb on your Early Bird!

By eugenia r. thompson (Ert) on Sunday, March 25, 2007 - 09:41 am:

Actually the Soo Locks opened today. Don't know if there were any freighters waiting to lock through.........

Wow, there's no ice in the part of the Portage Canal that we can see on BridgeCam!

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Sunday, March 25, 2007 - 10:00 am:

Good Morning, we just had some thunderstorms roll through. I am getting antsy and need to head north, I am going to loose my mind!

By Greta Jones (Urbanescapees) on Sunday, March 25, 2007 - 10:04 am:

We had a beautiful thunderstorm pass over this morning - first one of the season; spring has sprung. Gotta love it!

By Tom Karjala (Tom) on Sunday, March 25, 2007 - 04:31 pm:

Saturday we drove up M26 to Copper Harbor. Along the lake it was very noticeable how low the water is this year. Any newss about how low?
Read in the GB newspaper some weeks ago about a worry that has developed since they deepened the canal in Lake Ontario going into the St Lawrence Seaway. Something about breaking through a layer under the lake and the lake slowly draining into some sublayer of the earth? Ever hear of such a thing??? Seems preposterous (sp?) to me.

By Bob Jewell, Farmington Hills (Rjewell) on Sunday, March 25, 2007 - 11:09 pm:

The last I heard Superior was about 14 inches below last years water levels and was approaching it's long term low for this time of year. Lake level charts for each of the lakes can be found at
Superior, Michigan, and Huron are below average and Erie and Ontario are above average. Some people have blamed the dredging of the St Clair River for the level changes.

By tom ghering (Tomgheringtcmi) on Sunday, March 25, 2007 - 11:18 pm:

Check out this article on the dredging of Lake St. Clair in the 1960s

By Danbury (Danbury) on Monday, March 26, 2007 - 07:56 am:

Not necessarily preposterous, just 'cause it's unheard of? Although as far as I recall, it was either more like the dredging cut the river floor down to a softer layer that is now further eroded by the current, or the dredged channel itself allowed for enough flow to make an impact on lake levels (read tom qherinq's link). Depending on who's talking.

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