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    BY HUNTER K. AVIS ON BEHALF OF LINNELL & ASSOCIATES, PLLC As I sit down to write this article, the temperature outdoors nears fifty degrees….

  • Life On The Lakes: Buoy About

    BY: HUNTER K. AVIS WITH RICHARD D. LINNELL Earlier this year, I was asked by a reader about the marking and removal of underwater hazards,

  • Life On The Lakes: Questions Frozen In Time

    RICHARD D. LINNELL WITH HUNTER K. AVIS SPECIAL TO OAKLAND LAKEFRONT As I write this article, I am accompanied by the steady tap of fortydegree

  • Life On The Lakes: Recreational Protections

    BY HUNTER K. AVIS WITH RICHARD D. LINNELL SPECIAL TO OAKLAND LAKEFRONT Fall on Michigan’s inland lakes is a very special moment in time. For

  • The Log Float Test

    BY HUNTER K. AVIS WITH RICHARD D. LINNELL SPECIAL TO OAKLAND LAKEFRONT As a state with a vast array of waterways, from shallow spring-fed creeks

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    In the years since we have been fortunate enough to write this column for the magazine, requests to our office for methods to regulate motorboat

  • Seawalls: A primer on repair and installation for inland lakes

    Shoreline erosion, and how to control and mitigate that erosion, have become frequent questions from our clients. With fluctuating, often “high” lake levels, together with

  • Where is the Ordinary Highwater Mark

    The Ordinary High-Water Mark (OHWM) is an important reference point for an inland lake property owner. The OHWM is not always clear or obvious, and

  • Many of our reader questions this 2021 season have been on the topic of seasonal docks. As seasonal docks on Michigan’s inland lakes, when used