Leelanau ... From Freshwater To Saltwater
|Empire Beach - Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
We tend to think of the liquid surrounding us here in Leelanau as "our" water.
After all, this big lake is right outside our door. We fish it, swim it and drink from it as if we own it.
Though it may be our personal pond for awhile, this vast inland sea is truly water for the world.
In the fullness of time, the sparkling water at Empire Beach will flow out of Lake Michigan ...
Through the Straits of Mackinac,
Into Lake Huron,
Down the St. Clair River,
Into Lake St. Clair,
Down the Detroit River,
Into Lake Erie,
Down the Niagara River,
Over Niagara Falls,
Into Lake Ontario,
Down the St. Lawrence River, ...
And into the Atlantic Ocean.
Travel time for the freshwater off Empire to reach the saltwater off Prince Edward Island:
About two hundred years.
Well, Worth, the Wait in New Brunswick ...
for a drink of Cold, Crystal, Clear Michigan water, ... eh?
See You In Leelanau Up North,
Visit A Leelanau Landmark: This year marks the 50th anniversary
of the creation of the National Lakeshore! Drop by the Visitors
Center in Empire and pick-up a calendar for activities throughout
2020. Start the celebration with the Park's newly released mobile
app from apple.com. Download it for free today.
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