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Old 01-24-2005, 11:29 AM
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Story from today's Detroit Free Press - kind of like the Pravda of the Motor City, but it is a good article!
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Good news I guess. Sounds Iffy, but higher is better!
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Finally! This is great news, as it has been way too low for many, many years. Ed
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DK is this your first year on Lk. St. Clair? If it is, we'll have to get some of the locals to show you around. It's shallow! Most of the U.S. side is 12 feet or less. Lucky It's a sandy or muddy bottom, we do a lot of prop polishing.
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Yeah, it's up to our ankles now.
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DK is this your first year on Lk. St. Clair? If it is, we'll have to get some of the locals to show you around. It's shallow! Most of the U.S. side is 12 feet or less. Lucky It's a sandy or muddy bottom, we do a lot of prop polishing.
Yup, and lots of old artifacts sticking up from the bottom, and in the oddest places as well. Make sure you don't pray at the "aluminum altar" up in the North Channel... lots of outdrives have been sacrificed there.
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No, I boated St. CLair most of last summer after moving over from Holland on Lake Michigan. I have done a fair amount of fishing on St. Clair, the river, and Erie as well. The sandbar between metro park and Muskamoot is the one that scares me, so I stay way south when heading in to "the Moot". Come on Spring. Darren
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The entrance to the Moot can be tricky - lots more fun when the water is more than 2 feet deep!

The "altar" is a sunken barge, laying on its side in something like 30'-40' of water. It ends up being about 2 feet below the surface - folks that don't know better try to cut the corner and *BAM* - more aluminum on the bottom....

Here's so of the joy of boating in LSC...
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Is that Jimmy Hoffa sticking up out of the water in the second picture?
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Nah, they buried him up north
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