Life’s a beach – two of them on the Great Lakes

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By David Poulson

Check out this video of U.S. beaches put together with satellite imagery by the good folks at NASA’s Earth Observatory.

Two of them are in the Great Lakes region: Wisconsin’s Apostle Islands Sandscape Natural Area and Michigan’s Sleeping Bear Dunes.

Good choices. They also happened to rank among the leaders that Echo readers voted as top natural features  of the region.

That said, only these two Great lakes beaches show up in this compendium of some 29 beaches. And only four of the total – two more from Bear Lake in Idaho and Utah – are freshwater.

It’s a catchy video, but we detect a salty bias here. NASA might better take another satellite pass over the Sweetwater Seas.

One thought on “Life’s a beach – two of them on the Great Lakes

  1. Strawberry Island in the Niagara River is basically a beach Island. In the time since 1964 when the ice boom was first used, it has steadily shrank as well as all other beaches on the Lower Great Lakes that received replenishing action from the historically moving ice. Does NASA have pics of that in their archives? Google “Joe Barrett ice boom ” for the truth about N.Y.P.A.’s ice boom

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