Bloomer man has been building massive boat for 37 years
Feb. 4—BLOOMER — Bill Hable was 46 when he embarked on a project intended to fill his retirement with joy. The Bloomer resident, an engineer by trade, planned to build a 41-foot wooden schooner that he could sail on the ocean after retiring at age 62. Hable started by grabbing a chainsaw, cutting down several trees and making the first boards for the massive boat. He figured the project would ...news.yahoo.com
The Great Lakes are warmer than they’ve ever been in early November: Why that’s a problem in several ways
Some parts of the Northern Great Lakes region were greeted by their first significant snowfall of the season earlier this week, but not even the arrival of the fluffy white stuff could mask these historic times for the Great Lakes themselves.
Boaters watch cliff collapse along Lake Superior in Michigan
A cliff wall broke away at a national park along Lake Superior in northern Michigan, stunning some boaters who captured it on video. The park's cliffs are 50 feet to 200 feet (15.2 meters to 60.9 meters) above the lake. “We could hear the cliff wall popping and cracking and within 60 seconds a section of cliff approximately 200 feet wide fell before us," Jahn Martin told WLUC-TV.news.yahoo.com
26 anglers rescued from ice floe in Lake Superior off Minnesota
Lake Superior as a whole is just 10% covered with ice, well below average for this time of year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. That allows ice along the shore to suddenly drift toward open water depending on weather and water conditions.chicagotribune.com