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Old 08-31-2004, 03:08 PM
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How come we never hear of anyone boating in the great Salt Lake?

No water?
Too many Mormons?
No boats allowed?

Seems like a large enough lake, why doesn't anyone go there?
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When you have 17 wives that need service, kind of hard to have another hobby
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There is a marina there that has a few blow boats... but the water is so salty it eats everything in sight.... anything that is anodized looks like crap in a matter of two weeks.... you cannot have anything other than an outboard on your blow-boat ... so that you can pull it out of the water so it won't dissolve.... The state used to have a patrol boat on the lake that had a closed cooling system.... But the main reason hardly anyone boats on the lake is the horrible smell and all the brine flies...........
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My grandmother was the youngest daughter of the "second" wife.....
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There is a causeway that seperates the lake down the middle... the southern part is fresher.... also there is an area where the Bear river flows into the lake and there is a breakwater that keeps the bay fresh... It's called Willard Bay.... I've been boating there... it's not bad... just too small... If you want scenic boating.. go to Lake Powell... Here is a picture of the lake from space... you can clearly see the causeway... Salt Lake City is in the lower right hand corner of the picture.
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Old 09-01-2004, 12:07 AM
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Thanks for the education.
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I have to go there once a year for work. Whoo-hoo. You can drink there now. (Sort of) I was fascinated by the great salt lake (being a boater) so I looked into it. Smell is right. Plus, it's losing water so fast (as is much of the west) that the shoreline is always moving. They built a concert venue near the lake and now it's not really that near the lake anymore! All there is around the edge is a crusty ring.

The causeway is a railroad crossing.

The sailboaters there have "crane days" where they all pitch in to get a crane to come to the lake and put the boats in/out.

Salt Lake fact: every street in town is something like 8 lanes wide. (EVERY street) They laid it out so that you could turn a wagon team around. Another wierd thing is that downtown , all the streets are named in relation to the temple square. (One block south is "100 south" etc.)
Makes for some interesting intersections. (meet me at 100 south and west 300.)
You pay about 5 bucks to join the "private club" when go in a bar, then you pay about 5 bucks a beer for watered down beer. Oddly, you can take your own bottle into a lot of places.

They don't tell you this on the tour, but the LDS church runs the city, the state, and controls the alcohol. (Including sales/distribution)
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where is this lake???? i have never herd of it !!
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where is this lake???? i have never herd of it !!
Your Kidding Rite??
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nope not kidding I hide under rocks alot
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