Tag: Lake Michigan

Chicago Skyline Lake Michigan

Oceans to Lakes

  What does Lake Michigan have in common with the ocean? The contrasts seem obvious: freshwater vs. saltwater, size, species, smell, etc; however, there are a few surprising commonalities this Great Lake shares with the ocean. Reefs Believe it or not, Lake Michigan has reefs; Milwaukee reef, Julian’s reef and Wilmette reef, just to name […]

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Lake Michigan sunset

The Great Lakes

Coastal (ocean) residents often overlook the majestic nature of the Great Lakes. Prior to my recent visit to Lake Michigan, many of my ocean dwelling friends scoffed at the thought of a lake. “But you can’t even see the other side,” I say, as I became slightly defensive of my childhood playground. The statement typically […]

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