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View Poll Results: Which do you consider to be 3rd Coast?
Texas to Florida's West Coast 142 63.96%
Chicago & the Great Lakes Region 80 36.04%
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Old 06-15-2010, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Jersey Boy living in Florida
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Heres Lake Okeechobee, you could basically call it an inland sea, but why not just a lake? Also, it is not part of any coast.


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Okeechobee.JPG


http://www.howderfamily.com/graphics...e_counties.jpg
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Old 06-15-2010, 11:01 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Having waves and a NAVY ship doesn't make it a coast. No matter what THEYRE lakes. The gulf coast is a coast, the great lakes are lakes. Is it that hard to understand?
Does the navy build ships in any old lake? Were there ever any aircraft carriers or battleships in Lake Okeechobee? Could it be that the Great Lakes are that large and important to control that the Navy spent money to built entire fleets? Is it that hard to understand?
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Old 06-15-2010, 11:02 PM
 
Location: ☀ ѕυnѕнιne ѕтaтe ☀
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Heres Lake Okeechobee, you could basically call it an inland sea, but why not just a lake? Also, it is not part of any coast.


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Okeechobee.JPG


http://www.howderfamily.com/graphics...e_counties.jpg
You beat me to it again
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Old 06-15-2010, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Jersey Boy living in Florida
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^ lmao.
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Old 06-15-2010, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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Heres Lake Okeechobee, you could basically call it an inland sea, but why not just a lake? Also, it is not part of any coast.


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Okeechobee.JPG
LOL @ Lake Okeechobee. Max depth 12 feet! Lake Superior is over 1,300 feet deep. Surface area 730 sq mi. Lake Ontario, the smallest of the Great Lakes, is over 10X larger at 7,540 sq mi.

Posts like this give new meaning to the term: epic fail.
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Old 06-15-2010, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Jersey Boy living in Florida
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LOL @ Lake Okeechobee. Max depth 12 feet! Lake Superior is over 1,300 feet deep. Surface area 730 sq mi. Lake Ontario, the smallest of the Great Lakes, is over 10X larger at 7,540 sq mi.

Posts like this give new meaning to the term: epic fail.
My point was that they are all lakes lol...
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Old 06-15-2010, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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I've often heard the banks of the Mississippi River called the "Third Coast". Many movies made, and books written about the river boats, Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Hound and Steamboat Willie coasting up and down the big muddy.

Oh here we are,
coasting far.
Along the 3rd Coast,
ain't it the most.

Walt Whitman (I think)
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Old 06-15-2010, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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My point was that they are all lakes lol...
My point was that they are not. One is a lake, the other a sea. Big difference.

Isn't it odd that the largest inland lake in the U.S. (Lake Okeechobee) is still 1/10th the size of the smallest Great Lake?
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Old 06-15-2010, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Jersey Boy living in Florida
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My point was that they are not. One is a lake, the other a sea. Big difference.

Isn't it odd that the largest inland lake in the U.S. (Lake Okeechobee) is still 1/10th the size of the smallest Great Lake?
Isn't it odd that you said "one is a lake, the other a sea" yet they are called the Great LAKES?
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Old 06-15-2010, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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WTH is wrong with calling the Great Lakes lakes??? I could've sworn that's what they were. Midwesterners getting offended over that statement; it's not an insult.
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