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Old 06-03-2003, 11:14 PM
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Tell that to the Edmond Fitzgerald.
You got that right!
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Old 06-03-2003, 11:15 PM
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Tell that to the Edmond Fitzgerald.
Hey all, just back at the hotel from the Cubs game - WOW! Is that field a piece of baseball lore or what? On the drive out we went down Lake Shore(?) and I got a good look at some nasty two-foot chop - measured the correct way T2x Another guy from the local area told me the story of the Edmond Fitzgerald and the song etc. Fairly interestin and scarry!

Anyways, early in the game tonight, Sammy Sosa breaks his bat in half and guess what the umps noticed Well the umps hudled, the fans bood, and Sammy got ejected Watch the sports sections tomorrow morning.

Airpacker - I think I'll keep my little cat at Havasu thank you

Tank, I've got an early flight tomorrow. Will call around lunch time when I get back.

So, it's Uncle Toys reporting live from the lake/ocean next to Chicago. It's cold (by SoCal standards) windy and two foot chop. Think I'll go upstairs, get some sleep and take and early flight back tomorrow.
 
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Uncle Toys,
Welcome to our "little puddle". She can be great or a real *****. Sometimes it only takes an hour between the two. Next time you come out here pack some of that western heat. Maybe then we can get you out for a ride.

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Old 06-04-2003, 04:42 AM
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Yes, the waters of the Great Lakes have been known to sink many a ship in its day. Even ships as long as about 900-1000 feet! When it's gets rough out there, it's definately no cake walk for sure!
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Wish I knew you were comming into town,, I would have taken you for a ride on out "puddle " you also could have seen the video I took from the Yardhouse lunch from last year. I have some good footage of you running.

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"Storms ordinarily of that velocity do not last over four or five hours," the report said. "But this raged for 16 hours continuously at an average velocity of 60 miles per hour, with frequent spurts of 70 and over." (Weather Bureau records show gusts of 80 at Buffalo--a true hurricane.)

Shipmasters testified that they ran through waves at least 35 feet high. These seas were considerably shorter and more frequent than the waves formed by an ordinary gale.

In the midst of the storm, the wind on Lake Huron swung from northwest to northeast so that it frequently blew one way while the sea ran in the opposite direction. These forces subjected the ships to what the association called "incredible punishment."

That was recorded from the great storm of 1913.
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1/3 of the fresh water on the planet 99% in the US. Looks like Sammy got CORKED But it was a practice bat you know
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Troutly,
Is post 22, the Duluth entrance ?
looks like the aerial lift bridge in the background.
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The lacks are really crazy.
I was on Superior real close to where the Fitzgerald sank and it was almost dead calm.
Hard to believe a boat that was about 1000' long had sank there
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