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Old 12-03-2007, 09:32 PM
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Wonder if Elvis is still around?
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Old 12-04-2007, 08:43 AM
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No Elvis, but you can kinda feel some vibes, probably from Carl or Schwebie watching!! I tested there quite a bit, sure brought back memories. What a place to be, I was a kid in my twenties, surrounded by all that talent and cool equipment. Always said that I learned more every trip to the lake than in school! (a college education every week)
Hey Josh, I was there with your boat. Hope everything is good with you.
I'm not a big poster here, but I always felt that Lake X and 188th have a place in history.
On the business front, the Kiekhaefer family owned the property, sold it to a person from Orlando named Kirckman (sp?) and Mercury leased it back. As far as I know he wants to maintain it as is. (no development) It's almost like a game farm. After viewing it from the air, it looks like he added some fish ponds.
It was one cool piece of property!
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Old 12-04-2007, 08:50 AM
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Cool picks , Thanks for sharing,Looks like there some stuff still there
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Elvis was the famous alligator that hung around the place. That guy ate better than most humans!
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Old 12-04-2007, 09:47 AM
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Elvis was the famous alligator that hung around the place. That guy ate better than most humans!
He had his way with all the catfish down there.

Place looks the same....Tree's look bigger.

Is the hotel over by the water still there? Hard to tell in the pictures?

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No Elvis, but you can kinda feel some vibes, probably from Carl or Schwebie watching!! I tested there quite a bit, sure brought back memories. What a place to be, I was a kid in my twenties, surrounded by all that talent and cool equipment. Always said that I learned more every trip to the lake than in school! (a college education every week)
Hey Josh, I was there with your boat. Hope everything is good with you.
I'm not a big poster here, but I always felt that Lake X and 188th have a place in history.
On the business front, the Kiekhaefer family owned the property, sold it to a person from Orlando named Kirckman (sp?) and Mercury leased it back. As far as I know he wants to maintain it as is. (no development) It's almost like a game farm. After viewing it from the air, it looks like he added some fish ponds.
It was one cool piece of property!
Things are good here.

We feel very lucky to have a boat with some history behind it (everyone always asks about the Lake X vinyl on the boat). Thanks again for everything and don't be a stranger (Don't forget we have an extra place @ LOTO you can use if you ever want to come visit).
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I was flying around this weekend and ended up in Central Florida. I decided to check out the lake after Mercury moved their operations.
It was nice to see the tower still in place. Note the private airstrip.
Sure brought back memories...just not the same without any boats around.
What was the lakes name before the Big K called it X and what is it's average depth ? J
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What was the lakes name before the Big K called it X and what is it's average depth ? J
Lake Conlin. It's on maps east of St Cloud.
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