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Old 10-31-2012, 02:28 PM
 
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Meh. I'll take a lake over the ocean. Having water you can actually drink is an asset.
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:53 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Despite the fact you can't see across them, they still feel and look more like the large lakes I'm familiar with, such as Bear Lake or Klamath Lake than they look like the ocean.
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Yeah, they are like Klamath Lake... just 200-330 times larger (assuming you are talking Upper Klamath Lake in OR and not Lower Klamath Lake in CA). Sorry, but they LOOK like the ocean much more than they look like either Bear or Klamath Lakes. I've lived in Maine for 20 years, been to the Pacific, Atlantic, and Gulf numerous times as well, I know what western lakes look like, and I know what the ocean looks like. Had and Aunt and Uncle that lived close to Upper Klamath Lake and have spent time on the lake myself.
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:18 PM
 
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Yeah, they are like Klamath Lake... just 200-330 times larger (assuming you are talking Upper Klamath Lake in OR and not Lower Klamath Lake in CA). Sorry, but they LOOK like the ocean much more than they look like either Bear or Klamath Lakes. I've lived in Maine for 20 years, been to the Pacific, Atlantic, and Gulf numerous times as well, I know what western lakes look like, and I know what the ocean looks like. Had and Aunt and Uncle that lived close to Upper Klamath Lake and have spent time on the lake myself.
Was that poster referring to Great Bear Lake in Canada? That's actually larger than two of the Great Lakes...
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Lake Arlington Heights, IL
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And when I visited the Baltic Sea coast in Germany, it reminded me very much of the Michigan coast of Lake Michigan.
Lake by name, inland sea in reality and behavior-especially during storms.
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:44 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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There is a difference from a shipbuilding perspective as "lakers" are designed differently than oceangoing vessels. The fresh water provides different characteristics in bouancy than you'd find in the salty oceans. However, sail accross Lake Superior during a November Gale and tell me how "lake-like" it is when you're fighting 30 foot swells and 40 knot winds. They certainly act like oceans. I've heard some compare the Great Lakes to the North Atlantic and the North Sea when referring to how violent the waters can become.
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:52 PM
 
Location: S.W.PA
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We don't use the word sea typically in North America- Salton Sea being an exception. This goes for salt or fresh, large or small. Naming the Great Lakes "Seas" seems sort of foreign. DON'T DO IT! :-)
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Lake Arlington Heights, IL
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There is a difference from a shipbuilding perspective as "lakers" are designed differently than oceangoing vessels. The fresh water provides different characteristics in bouancy than you'd find in the salty oceans. However, sail accross Lake Superior during a November Gale and tell me how "lake-like" it is when you're fighting 30 foot swells and 40 knot winds. They certainly act like oceans. I've heard some compare the Great Lakes to the North Atlantic and the North Sea when referring to how violent the waters can become.
I did not know the design difference included differences in buoyancy. I thought it was strictly due to the size of the locks used in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence.
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:22 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Was that poster referring to Great Bear Lake in Canada? That's actually larger than two of the Great Lakes...
I didn't think of Great Bear Lake up in Canada, I assumed they were talking about one of the small Bear Lakes that are in OR like Upper Klamath lake is.
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:35 PM
 
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We don't use the word sea typically in North America- Salton Sea being an exception. This goes for salt or fresh, large or small. Naming the Great Lakes "Seas" seems sort of foreign. DON'T DO IT! :-)
And recently, the Salish Sea in Washington and British Columbia as well.
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:39 PM
 
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I didn't think of Great Bear Lake up in Canada, I assumed they were talking about one of the small Bear Lakes that are in OR like Upper Klamath lake is.
Actually I was talking about the one on the Idaho/Utah border.
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