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View Poll Results: Which of the following do the Great Lakes have...
a coast 12 19.05%
a shore 51 80.95%
Voters: 63. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-17-2017, 08:04 PM
 
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I live less than an hour from one and that is the first time I've ever seen the Great Lakes referred to in terms of being "coastal". It has always been referred to as a shoreline.
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Old 07-17-2017, 08:10 PM
 
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I live less than an hour from one and that is the first time I've ever seen the Great Lakes referred to in terms of being "coastal". It has always been referred to as a shoreline.
Well, this seems kind of official. People's opinions are just that. Like I said earlier, it really doesn't matter, though. It is what it is. People who don't live near the lakes, can't stand that they would be considered "coastal." I didn't vote, but I'd bet that most of those "shore" votes come from the coasts.
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Old 07-17-2017, 08:17 PM
 
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I live less than an hour from one and that is the first time I've ever seen the Great Lakes referred to in terms of being "coastal". It has always been referred to as a shoreline.
I know the NWS has "lakeshore flood warning/watch/advisory" during storms as opposed to "coastal flood warning" or ocean storms. so there is a divergence in syntax.
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Old 07-18-2017, 04:38 AM
 
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Well, this seems kind of official. People's opinions are just that. Like I said earlier, it really doesn't matter, though. It is what it is. People who don't live near the lakes, can't stand that they would be considered "coastal." I didn't vote, but I'd bet that most of those "shore" votes come from the coasts.
I don't know, as while that is official, that appears to be very rare.

btownboss4, I think you are on to something.
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Old 07-18-2017, 07:07 AM
 
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I don't know, as while that is official, that appears to be very rare.

btownboss4, I think you are on to something.

I don't know, or care, if it makes it official. FEMA is a government agency.....that's where I was coming from. This is interesting, though, and shows how impressive these lakes are.

http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/..._coastlin.html

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Old 07-18-2017, 07:46 AM
 
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I don't know, or care, if it makes it official. FEMA is a government agency.....that's where I was coming from. This is interesting, though, and shows how impressive these lakes are.

Great Lakes have the most miles of coastline in contiguous US | MLive.com
I know and yes, they are impressive. I actually went to a college where you can literally walk to Lake Ontario and see it everyday on the way to class.
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Old 07-18-2017, 08:20 AM
 
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I don't know, or care, if it makes it official. FEMA is a government agency.....that's where I was coming from. This is interesting, though, and shows how impressive these lakes are.

Great Lakes have the most miles of coastline in contiguous US | MLive.com
I don't think I trust that, you can come up with basically any number you want depending on the precision you measure the nooks of the coast, some people claim RI has 400 miles of Coastline, that would be 20% of the total east coast number on that link.
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Old 07-18-2017, 08:21 AM
 
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I don't think I trust that, you can come up with basically any number you want depending on the precision you measure the nooks of the coast, some people claim RI has 400 miles of Coastline, that would be 20% of the total east coast number on that link.
I would imagine they would measure the lakes and the ocean the same..nooks on both. If they didn't include the nooks on the coasts, I wouldn't think the nooks on the lakes would be counted.
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Old 07-18-2017, 08:32 AM
 
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I don't know, or care, if it makes it official. FEMA is a government agency.....that's where I was coming from. This is interesting, though, and shows how impressive these lakes are.

Great Lakes have the most miles of coastline in contiguous US | MLive.com
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I would imagine they would measure the lakes and the ocean the same..nooks on both. If they didn't include the nooks on the coasts, I wouldn't think the nooks on the lakes would be counted.
Well according to Wikipedia the ocean states were measured by NOAA and CRS and the Great Lakes, only NOAA. They used NOAA for the Great Lakes and CRS for the Atlantic and Pacific Seaboards. That makes a massive difference CRA says RI has 40 miles of Coast while NOAA says 384. It was an apples to oranges comparison.
A reason why they are so different is for example if there is a barrier island CRS would measure the ocean side, while NOAA would measure the beach side, bay side and the mainland side of the intracoastal, making a much longer coastline.
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Old 07-18-2017, 12:08 PM
 
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How many people in NE Ohio (Cleveland and surrounding areas) refer to it as the North Coast? It doesn't seem to be the most popular term. Shore makes more sense for the Great Lakes though.
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