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View Poll Results: Which "coast term" do you prefer?
North Coast 17 21.25%
Fresh Coast 7 8.75%
Third Coast 12 15.00%
Other (please specify) 2 2.50%
None (these are all terrible) 44 55.00%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 80. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-12-2015, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Prior to the building of the locks, there were rapids that were too dangerous to for ship traffic.
Except for one daring captain did it in 1890. SS City of Everett - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
didn't catch how the Everett was able to start that voyage from the Great Lakes...how did it get to Duluth in the first place? via Illinois Waterway perhaps?
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Old 05-12-2015, 09:35 AM
 
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He shot the rapids of the St. Lawrence. First ship to ever make it one piece.
Must of been a hell of a ride!
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Old 05-12-2015, 09:45 AM
 
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didn't catch how the Everett was able to start that voyage from the Great Lakes...how did it get to Duluth in the first place? via Illinois Waterway perhaps?
Just noticed that I gave the wrong link
SS Charles W. Wetmore - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 05-12-2015, 09:48 AM
 
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Lakes Superior and Michigan have so much beauty on their coasts (or shorelines, I don't really care what they're called), but Lake Superior has always been a little frightening to me. Maybe because it's so deep, and so cold, and I'm always reminded of the song about the fate of the Edmund Fitzgerald when I'm there. Here are a few interesting facts:

Great Lakes Frequently Asked Questions

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Old 05-12-2015, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Mobile,Al(the city by the bay)
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Prior to the building of the locks, there were rapids that were too dangerous to for ship traffic.
Except for one daring captain did it in 1890. SS City of Everett - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

when I was in the army I knew people that had no idea that Alabama had a coast, never the less had a vibrant ship building industry - and they were from the South.
I believe you and that is sad lol. What we can agree on is that the great lakes are beautiful.
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Old 05-12-2015, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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The only one I've heard is "Third Coast," which is used by a good number to market the area...but why re-name anything? Oh yeah, marketing/advertising.
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Old 05-12-2015, 02:01 PM
 
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The only one I've heard is "Third Coast," which is used by a good number to market the area...but why re-name anything? Oh yeah, marketing/advertising.
I personally would call the Gulf Coast the "Third Coast" before the Lakes.
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Old 05-12-2015, 02:08 PM
 
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I personally would call the Gulf Coast the "Third Coast" before the Lakes.

Isn't it already the "Gulf Coast?"
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Old 05-12-2015, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Isn't it already the "Gulf Coast?"
Yup, there's already nomenclature, which is why 3rd Coast" has been the go-to for the Great Lakes for a good number of years. I know that recently, Gulf Coast has picked up on this a bit, but there are businesses, magazines, etc., that have been around a long time in my region with that name. None of this matters, of course, unless you're trying to sell something to somebody.
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Old 05-12-2015, 02:58 PM
 
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Isn't it already the "Gulf Coast?"
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Yup, there's already nomenclature, which is why 3rd Coast" has been the go-to for the Great Lakes for a good number of years. I know that recently, Gulf Coast has picked up on this a bit, but there are businesses, magazines, etc., that have been around a long time in my region with that name. None of this matters, of course, unless you're trying to sell something to somebody.
Aren't the "Great Lakes" already the "Great Lakes"? (despite this thread, yes)
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