Michigan's Beaver Island offers solit...

Michigan's Beaver Island offers solitude, sand and crystal-clear wa...

There are 27 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jul 25, 2010, titled Michigan's Beaver Island offers solitude, sand and crystal-clear wa.... In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Pleasure boats lie at anchor in Paradise Bay in St. James, Beaver Island's only town.

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your geography sux

Columbus, OH

#1 Jul 25, 2010
That part of your map north of Beaver Island that you labeled Canada is actually the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Do you have any editors?
john

Hillsdale, MI

#2 Jul 25, 2010
nice catch
sweetp

Urbana, OH

#3 Jul 25, 2010
My wife and had our honeymoon there. Great place.
MI Transplant

Columbus, OH

#4 Jul 25, 2010
It always amazes me when people not from MI comment about how cold the lake waters are. My friends from KC who visited last year said, "Yeah we visited Lake Michigan, but it was too cold." I asked them the water temp and they replied "It was like 73 degrees...brrrr!" I'm say, "Are you kidding me, that's like bath water!!!"

:)
ONN

Hillsboro, OH

#5 Jul 25, 2010
who gives a crap about Ichigan?
Good Grief

Dublin, OH

#6 Jul 25, 2010
ONN wrote:
who gives a crap about Ichigan?
Anyone who can think beyond the cess pool on High Street.
HighFalutten

Columbus, OH

#7 Jul 26, 2010
I've been to Washington Island off Wisconsin's Door County (off the peninsula that juts off into Lake Mich). There's something incredible and indescribable about the northern reaches of Lake Michigan. You just have to go and experience it that's all I can say.(although Mid-Coast Maine puts the Great Lakes to shame anyday. my next destination is even further north in Ontario's Cottage Country)

Lake Mich is different than Lake Erie. The water's deeper, colder, much less choppier. With the exception of Chicago & Milwaukee.. the shores of Lake Michigan are mostly woodsy and very scenic.
CaptainCourageou s

Toledo, OH

#8 Jul 26, 2010
Caught some huge Salmon in Lake Michigan. Beautiful lake.
Al Biltz

Jacksonville, AR

#9 Jul 26, 2010
We love it too! Been going to Beaver and outer islands since 1970.
Started as a family deer hunting expedition and grew this year into a reunion of 34 people all friends and family. Believe it or not there is a 1956 Chevy Nomad Wagon on the bottom of the bay as I tried to buy it years ago but waited too long! Enjoy!!!
curious

Dublin, OH

#10 Jul 26, 2010
Beaver Island is infested with 2" black flies, wolverines with frothing mouths, and it has no TV or internet or thin and watery Ohio beer.

All true Buck-heads should venture no further north than Toledo.

(Then Beaver Island will remain the beautiful, unspoiled place that it is.)
Community reOrganizer

Toledo, OH

#11 Jul 27, 2010
curious wrote:
Beaver Island is infested with 2" black flies, wolverines with frothing mouths, and it has no TV or internet or thin and watery Ohio beer.
All true Buck-heads should venture no further north than Toledo.
(Then Beaver Island will remain the beautiful, unspoiled place that it is.)
Appears we have "wolverines with frothing mouths" right here in Ohio.
yutk

Marengo, OH

#12 Jul 27, 2010
Flush twice its a long way to Beaver Island .
A R Ackermann

Snellville, GA

#13 Jul 27, 2010
curious wrote:
Beaver Island...has no TV or internet.
Although once remote, Beaver Island is, in fact, connected to the outside world. My family has a lake house on the east side of the island. Satellite TV has long been available, and there is free wi-fi in town. Landline phones are the norm, albeit cell phone coverage is spotty outside of town. In recent years, internet access has been extended to the vast majority of residents. But do you want to spend your whole vacation staring at a glowing screen, anyway?
Steve West

United States

#14 Jul 30, 2010
Great piece - captures Beaver Island well! How about permission to republish in Beaver Island newspaper NortherIslander, will credit of course?

Please reply to [email protected] Thanks!
curious

Dublin, OH

#15 Aug 1, 2010
yutk wrote:
Flush twice its a long way to Beaver Island .
Do everyone on both sides of the border and stay south of Toledo where you can be sure the water is brown and there are signs that say:

"An algae bloom has made this area unsafe for recreational activities You are strongly advised to avoid any and all contact with or ingestion of the lake water This includes the launching of any watercraft on the lake For more information please visit: http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/tabid/22790/defaul... or http://www.epa.ohio.gov/pic/glsm_algae.aspx posted (7/16/2010)"

every where you try to swim.

Flush once and you end up with something like Grand Lake St Mary's or Burr Oak Lake --- or a cesspool coming soon near you.

ohio lawyer

Columbus, OH

#16 Aug 1, 2010
thank God they ended your political column, which may have been the dullest I ever read. but your travel pieces arent bad at all.
ohio lawyer

Columbus, OH

#17 Aug 1, 2010
HighFalutten wrote:
I've been to Washington Island off Wisconsin's Door County (off the peninsula that juts off into Lake Mich). There's something incredible and indescribable about the northern reaches of Lake Michigan. You just have to go and experience it that's all I can say.(although Mid-Coast Maine puts the Great Lakes to shame anyday. my next destination is even further north in Ontario's Cottage Country)
Lake Mich is different than Lake Erie. The water's deeper, colder, much less choppier. With the exception of Chicago & Milwaukee.. the shores of Lake Michigan are mostly woodsy and very scenic.
Youre comment that Lake Erie is less choppy reveals your lack of knowledge of that lake, which will match Lake Michigan in storms and chop easily. But I love northern Lake Michigan too. It's blue and beautiful with forests and great sandy beaches.

Since: Nov 09

Traverse City, MI

#19 Aug 22, 2010
ONN wrote:
who gives a crap about Ichigan?
Speaking of crap, since there are no naturally occurring lakes in ohio, what do you swim in there?
Thank you for no using our clean lakes here in Michigan, we don't need the scum rings.
Dannawally

Toledo, OH

#20 Aug 22, 2010
OldRaider wrote:
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Speaking of crap, since there are no naturally occurring lakes in ohio, what do you swim in there?
Thank you for no using our clean lakes here in Michigan, we don't need the scum rings.
I guess Lake Erie is man-made?

Since: Nov 09

Traverse City, MI

#21 Sep 7, 2010
Dannawally wrote:
<quoted text>
I guess Lake Erie is man-made?
I said no naturally occurring lakes IN ohio, not bordering on ohio. This is a fact, not opinion.

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