Old Whitey

Old Whitey Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Underwater Preserve occupies 4,300 square miles of Lake Huron on the northern half of Michigan’s southern peninsula. This zone was the 13th area to be protected in American waters but the first in the Great Lakes. As you might gather from a name such as Thunder Bay, […]

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The Lake Above the Ocean

The Lake Above the Ocean Fire up your virtual traveling machines and come for a visit to the Faroe Islands, where one of the world’s most bodacious lakes resides. In the North Atlantic, the Faroe Islands sit approximately at the center of a triangle composed of Iceland, Scotland, and Norway. 779 islands, of which geographers term

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Loch Ness

Loch Ness One could make a decent argument that Loch Ness is one of the most famous bodies of water in the world. Loch is the Scottish Gaelic word for “lake” (it can also signify a fjord).  Most lakes in Scotland take the word as part of their nomenclature, including Loch Lomond and today’s topic. Located in the

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Pictured Rocks

Pictured Rocks   Of the different types of units within the National Park Service, National Lakeshores are some of the rarest. Just three instances of recognized lakeshore exist. You will not be surprised to learn they all occur within the Great Lakes, though just two of those five majestic bodies of water feature a National

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Reschensee As World War II raged, an Italian energy company planned the creation of an artificial lake near the borders of Austria and Switzerland. The project would create a dam that would unify two natural lakes, providing hydroelectric power for the region. But there was a problem: people lived there. The formation of the new

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