The wood pilings, concrete steps, and huge rocks along the lake shore are different solutions to the same problem: how to keep the land from eroding into the lake.
April 11 at 2:12 PM
During the average winter in Chicago, 350,000 metric tons of salt is dumped onto the roads. Most of this ends up in Lake Michigan.
March 20 at 6:38 PM
The construction of Lake Shore Drive was championed by Potter Palmer in 1889 to raise the value of his lake front property. Montgomery Ward strongly opposed, hoping to keep the lakefront "forever open, clear and free."
March 14 at 8:24 PM
In 1954, the captured German U-505 on display at the Museum of Science and Industry was towed from New Hampshire through the St. Lawrence Seaway to the 57th St beach.
February 17 at 10:08 PM
During exceptionally harsh winters, more than 90% of Lake Michigan's surface can freeze over.
December 26 at 5:54 PM
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