A MARINA MAY BE SMALLER THAN YOU THINK

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LIFE ON THE LAKES As a state with liberal recreation laws that favor the public use of our inland waterways and lake access, whether thru approved road end launches, Department of Natural Resources maintained boat launches, or public and private marina complexes, Michigan is unique. The issue of how and where to store your watercraft seasonally on the water is … Read More

The trouble with sandbars

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Michigan’s inland lakes often have smooth, sandy lake beds, a tremendous part of their appeal for all sorts of recreation. Throughout the state, from Muskamoot Bay on Lake St. Clair, to Cass Lake in Oakland County, and Torch Lake in the northern reaches of the Lower Peninsula, boaters in all manner of watercraft, as well as intrepid pedestrians willing to … Read More

Life on the Lakes: Natural/soft shoreline

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The simple joys of the waterfront lifestyle are not without their difficulties. Among them is the constant battle many owners fight with erosion: the water’s natural tendency to reclaim the land surrounding it. Traditionally, lakefront, riverfront or canal-facing lots in high erosion areas have required some sort of “buffer” to protect the land. Given the premium value of land with … Read More

Life on the Lakes: Dock laws

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Michigan winters can wreak havoc on lake lovers as we patiently await the final ice melting on the lake because then, before we know it, it is time to get those docks in and start the summer season. The ability to install, use and enjoy a dock is a perk of lakefront living. In Michigan, “riparian” landowners generally enjoy dock … Read More

THE HAZARDS OF WINTER LAKE LIFE

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LIFE ON THE LAKES With approximately 11,000 lakes in our beautiful state, Michiganders have learned to utilize those lakes no matter what the season. Whether it’s enjoying a beautiful summer afternoon out on the water or on your five-gallon bucket trying to catch a walleye through the ice, we never waste an opportunity to be “on the water.” Many of … Read More