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Old 04-06-2018, 06:51 AM
 
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The names "North Coast" or "Fourth Coast" are sometimes used in reference to the Cleveland region. Are these terms that are known elswhere? I've never heard the phrase used in reference to any other Great Lakes states or cities. The only similar thing I can think of is that Cedar Point calls itself "America's Roller Coast".

Do you think of the Great Lakes as a "coast"? Are there any other unknown "coasts" in the US?
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Old 04-06-2018, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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The names "North Coast" or "Fourth Coast" are sometimes used in reference to the Cleveland region. Are these terms that are known elswhere? I've never heard the phrase used in reference to any other Great Lakes states or cities. The only similar thing I can think of is that Cedar Point calls itself "America's Roller Coast".

Do you think of the Great Lakes as a "coast"? Are there any other unknown "coasts" in the US?
Rochester, NY (where I was born and raised) was casually referenced as the "North Coast", even with a radio station called North Coast Jazz
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Old 04-06-2018, 07:08 AM
 
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No, I don't think of the Great Lakes as a coast at all, but the Third Coast/Fourth Coast/etc. branding isn't at all unique to Cleveland. You can see it in Chicago, Milwaukee, cities throughout Michigan, etc.

Some on the Gulf Coast call it the Third Coast as well, which seems unnecessary to me. They're already a "coast" with a unique identity. Why would "Third Coast" be any more prestigious than "Gulf Coast"?

But I don't think anyone takes any of this very seriously. It seems most often used by festivals, magazines, bands, etc.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_Coast
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Old 04-06-2018, 07:22 AM
 
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Never heard Cleveland referred to as any of those nicknames.
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Old 04-06-2018, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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The Great Lakes: North America's 'Third Coast'

https://www.livescience.com/29705-gr...reshwater.html
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Old 04-06-2018, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I am new to Cleveland and have never heard of this. Interesting. I used to live in Portland OR not far from the Pacific Coast. Now I guess I can say I live just a mile from Lake Erie, the “Third Coast.”
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Old 04-06-2018, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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I'm in Virginia, and have often heard the phrase "North Coast" used for cities along the great lakes. Haven't heard 3rd Coast or 4th Coast. In school we were taught the US had the West Coast, East Coast, Gulf Coast, and North Coast.

But, FWIW, I think my teacher was from Ohio. Maybe that explains it.
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Old 04-06-2018, 09:11 AM
 
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Here on the West Coast () I've never heard the Great Lakes area called any kind of coast. My parents were from Chicago, and frequently spoke of it, and I'm quite sure they never used the phrases "North Coast" or "Third Coast."

Maybe it is a more recent phenomenon? My parents left Chicago in the 1950s.
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Old 04-06-2018, 09:16 AM
 
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Living in NC, I don’t think I’m alone in saying I’ve only heard of the East Coast, West Coast, and Gulf Coast. The Great Lakes are lakes, and as such I associate that with shores and not coasts. I suppose that’s probably semantics, but it is what it is.
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Old 04-06-2018, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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I think they technically become coastal because the lakes are connected and you can access them from the ocean. I had a friend who sailed from Virginia to Cleveland. Not an easy trip, but doable.
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