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PostPosted: April 15th, 2018, 10:42 am 
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Taken advantage of our "spring" weather and blogged about Storm Surges, seiches and Currents on the Great and not so great lakes.

https://jedijeffi.wordpress.com/2018/04 ... eat-lakes/

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PostPosted: April 17th, 2018, 12:55 pm 
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JJ - awesome link and pics. You do not need to persuade me at all to be cautious about paddling an open canoe on the Great Lakes. I'm close to Lake Michigan with easy access but almost never get on...maybe I should occasionally. Even gentle swells feel freaky compared to flatwater!

We get some pretty wild conditions where the St Joseph River dumps into Lake Michigan because the offshore wind blows straight up the river, directly opposite the current.


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PostPosted: April 17th, 2018, 4:25 pm 
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daypaddler wrote:
JJ - awesome link and pics. You do not need to persuade me at all to be cautious about paddling an open canoe on the Great Lakes. I'm close to Lake Michigan with easy access but almost never get on...maybe I should occasionally. Even gentle swells feel freaky compared to flatwater!

We get some pretty wild conditions where the St Joseph River dumps into Lake Michigan because the offshore wind blows straight up the river, directly opposite the current.


You already have insight into what is sometimes a lethal condition. Opposing wind and outflow is always bad...


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