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Sat Nov 9, 2019, 12:25 PM

27. Growing up in Erie, Pa on Lake Erie I can remember

gale warnings from the US Coast Guard about lake conditions. Erie is the most shallow of the 5 lakes so its waters get churned up easily in storms.

We sometimes went to the public dock to watch (from a safe distance) as waves crashed over the dock from all directions, sending water sprays high into the air. And that was on the bay side of the Presque Isle peninsula which creates the harbor and shelters it from the lake.

On the lake side, it was much rougher.

In winter, stormy winds threw water on the dock railings where it froze instantly, making beautiful and strange looking formations.

People on the lakes, besides Superior, followed the Edmund Fitzgerald news since the crews of these freighters were often composed of men from various Great Lakes cities. We understood the risks and the concerns of the relatives and friends of crew members.

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