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Old 07-29-2010, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Absolutely shocking!

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Old 07-29-2010, 03:20 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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That's sad.
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Old 07-29-2010, 03:25 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Doesn't surprise me much down on the southern part of the Great Lakes. None of the rest of the thousands of miles of beaches made the list though.

I see you are back on your crusade against the Great Lakes.
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Old 07-29-2010, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Doesn't surprise me much down on the southern part of the Great Lakes. None of the rest of the thousands of miles of beaches made the list though.

I see you are back on your crusade against the Great Lakes.
I'm no crusader, just the messenger.

There probably are some nice beaches up there in the non-industrial areas.

Lord only knows how bad some of our Gulf Coast beaches are polluted now. Thank God the 367 miles of Texas coastline was sparred.
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Old 07-29-2010, 03:47 PM
 
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Absolutely shocking???

Three of the beaches are next to each other on the southern tip of Lake Michigan (which is highly industrial). Two of them are in the Detroit area which is highly industrial, and another is north of Detroit by Saginaw.

Living in Chicago, I would hardly say any of these areas are huge destinations for swimming at beaches. There are thousands of miles of shoreline on the lakes - why would you flock to the foot of a huge steel plant Most people go to the western shores of Michigan, or up from the north side of Chicago up into Wisconsin.

The 3 areas mentioned are just a small slice of the shoreline of the lakes.
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Old 07-29-2010, 04:39 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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I'm no crusader, just the messenger.

There probably are some nice beaches up there in the non-industrial areas.

Lord only knows how bad some of our Gulf Coast beaches are polluted now. Thank God the 367 miles of Texas coastline was sparred.
Agreed about your coast. Thank God. You have some nice areas down there. I know it has had an impact on our tourist season up here. A LOT more gulf coast state plates in town this year.
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Old 07-29-2010, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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I just got back from a short vacation to New Orleans & Panama City Beach last week. When you cross the bay bridge (forgot the name) in Mobile you can see the oil for miles across the water. Very sad for those people on that part of our beloved Gulf Coast. We thought about going to Destin, but that was a little too close for comfort even though there is supposedly no oil on their beaches. Pensacola which has oil washing up is just next to Destin
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Old 07-29-2010, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Huntington Beach has had some large sewage spills in the last few years; every now and than they get a 70,000 gallon raw sewage spill after the rains. It basically puts a damper on beach usage in Surf City USA. I know it wasn't included on the list, but it can be rather foul. I have surfer buddies in that area who take regular doses of antibiotics before catching waves..pretty sad. Surfrider Foundation - Home Page usually gives some decent updates on beach conditions..Thank god I surf Newport Beach; it's so much cleaner than most area beaches. Laguna's water is pretty great as well( though not a great surf area) but it's almost always emerald in color and clear.
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Old 07-29-2010, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Florida
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glad to see no fl beaches =]
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Old 07-30-2010, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Morgantown, WV
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Dang, The Great Lakes, are really a mess. But, you have to give 'em credit, you'll only find sports fans, like the ones in The Great Lakes.
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