The Five Great Lakes

August 20, 2016

The Great Lakes are the greatest freshwater system on this planet.  They are interconnected and have their outlet through the St. Lawrence River to the Atlantic Ocean.


map of Great Lakes

Freshwater seas.


Upper and Lower Great Lakes Podcast  please click the link

Below my painting of a tern and a map of the Great Lakes system.

Pacific Salmon in Great Lakes  Here is an interesting link about changes in the Great Lakes fishes.

For more information, The Dynamic Great Lakes shows how many changes happen and continue to happen in the Great Lakes.  Available at, and many fine bookstores.

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A Necessary Book

April 16, 2016

Why I Wrote The Dynamic Great Lakes  Click the link for my background etc.

A critically acclaimed non-fiction book

map of Great Lakes

Freshwater seas.


NASA View of the 5 Great Lakes

map of Great Lakes

Freshwater seas.


Podcast: The Dynamic Great Lakes

Great Lakes Stressed

July 8, 2014

National Geographic Maps  Click the link for a National Geographic article and maps.


Wind Turbines in the Lakes

August 14, 2012

Hiking Isle Royale is a great experience.

The Dynamic Great Lakes Blog

Greenstones, Wolves, Moose and Thimbleberries

On the map, Isle Royale looks like the eye in the wolf’s head shape of Lake Superior, with Duluth its snout and the Keweenaw Peninsula its mouth. It is precious since there are few places left on this planet that have been preserved like this. It is unique; some of the oldest rocks on this planet form Isle Royale, its plants and animals and minerals. There are copper mining pits on the Island where native Americans dug rich veins of copper long ago.

When I think of Isle Royale, I think of Eden, a place away from cars and the noise of machinery. There is no traffic on Isle Royale; only hiking trails. The sounds of Isle Royale are of bugling moose, the silvery songs of northern songbirds, the lapping of waves on rocks and the quavering voices of loons. Sometimes there is the slap…

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The Great Lakes System

August 20, 2011

The Great Lakes from Outer Space

Here are the Great Lakes as seen from outer space. These freshwater lakes are a system with each flowing into the next.

Map of Great Lakes

July 25, 2011

The Depths of the Great Lakes
This NOAA map shows the depths of all five Great Lakes. Lake Superior some believe is shaped like a wolf’s head with Isle Royale the eye. It is the largest and deepest. Lake Michigan and Lake Huron are the same sea level. Lake Erie waters take a tumble over Niagara Falls and the water arrives in Lake Ontario and then down the St. Lawrence River to the Atlantic Ocean. Read more about these fresh water seas in my book, The Dynamic Great Lakes available from many online bookstores as well as the publisher Only $9.95 + shipping for the new updated edition.