Never Underestimate the Power of Lake Superior

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Never Underestimate the Power of Lake Superior

 

The video below tells the story of what happened on Madeline Island two days ago.  We're told that the storm which struck the Island on Wednesday tore as many as sixty crib docks off the shore.  

 

 

During the ferry crossing from Bayfield, Wisconsin to LaPointe (Madeline Island), we counted well over one hundred pieces of floating debris, including dock planks, timbers and downed trees.  

 

Here's what the dock looked like before Wednesday's storm:

Madeline Island - Crib Dock

Notice how the planking atop the log cribs has been completely swept away by the power of the waves and wind!

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Debbie Malone
Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management - Lynchburg, VA
From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369

Hi Eric, I always recall The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald when I think about the Great Lakes. The force of the storms there is amazing.

Sep 12, 2014 04:01 AM #1
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Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

Debbie, Lake Superior can be a real surprise at this time of year. The combination of higher than usual water levels and a sudden gale-force "nor'easter" really made a mess of our shoreline in some places.

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