When In Doubt, Do Not Go Out!

Real Estate Agent with Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP #1 in Forest Land Mgmt

When In Doubt, Do Not Go Out!

Lake Superior is a beautiful body of water with a great view from whatever place you may be, but it does have a dark history in its cold deep waters.

Nobody knows just how many ships, boats and other watercraft line the bottom of this lake, or how many people went down with them over the years.

But one thing should be remembered, be careful when venturing out onto these waters, they can be dangerous for both shippers and recreationists alike and the weather changes very quickly out on the lake.

Recently while working North of Marquette Michigan we came across this beautiful reminder of the dangers and memorial to 16 of the people who have passed away in this great lake.Lake superior memorial, marquette mi

Comments (16)

Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Bob, that is a beautiful memorial.

Oct 20, 2015 01:02 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I love the picture of the statue.  Lake Superior is huge and I'm sure it can be very dangerous at times.

Oct 20, 2015 01:06 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

great advice for any one interestred in sailing! 

Oct 20, 2015 01:28 PM
Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale

Bob-That is a sobering reminder of things are not always as they seem.

Oct 20, 2015 01:44 PM
Alan Kirkpatrick
Austin Texas Homes - Round Rock, TX
Alan in Austin

Bob Crane 

That body of water is a lot more like an ocean than a lake. Good advice. 

Oct 20, 2015 01:49 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Bob. That is very sounds advice that has been handed down for many years, unfortunately there are always going to be some that don't pay any attention to common sense.

Oct 20, 2015 05:05 PM
Ted Glover
Alderman Classic Realty, LLC - Moultrie, GA
ABR in Moultrie, Georgia 229-854-5422

Bob Crane thanks for sharing the thoughts and message. Heed the warnings and use common sense and stay safe.

Oct 20, 2015 07:18 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Bob. The Great Lakes are a blessing but they are a hell for many! Enjoy your day!

Oct 20, 2015 08:55 PM
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Bob.  Such a beautiful memorial.  Great advice for everybody on the Lakes.

Oct 20, 2015 09:27 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Bob,  One of my all time favorite songs is Gordon Lightfoot telling of the sinking Edmond Fitzgerald? on one of the lakes up there.  He paints a vivid picture of the perils of the lakes.  Mark

Oct 20, 2015 10:12 PM
Bob Crane
Mark the song was about this lake
Oct 21, 2015 06:47 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning Bob,

Nice view and shot of the Angel.

It seems that all of the Great Lakes can have there day's!

Make yourself a great day.

Oct 20, 2015 10:13 PM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Bob. What an eerie memorial. Have attended college on Lake Superior I think you are right.

Oct 20, 2015 11:27 PM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455 - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great words of wisdom, and wow, that is such a pretty memorial!

Oct 20, 2015 11:55 PM
Bill Roberts
Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate - Oceanside, CA
"Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner

Bob Crane That angel made my day. Thank you.

Bill Roberts

Oct 21, 2015 12:46 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I am not scared of the water, but I have seen small 16 foot boats out there and for me NO WAY!

Oct 21, 2015 09:15 AM
Nicholas Crane
Woodland Companies - Cadott, WI
Managing & Appraising Forest Land

Thanks for sharing these reports, our clients gain value from of this type of information.


Apr 01, 2020 11:39 PM