Fascinating Underwater Ghost Towns

People are captivated by drowned towns under lakes. Scuba divers live to explore these watery ghost towns and communities. Sometimes, we can find enough historical documentation that makes for an interesting story.  We have a few underwater ghost towns to talk about with some fascinating historical facts. Underwater communities turn into artificial reefs and habitats…

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Why the Great Lake Erie is Great

Glaciers and the rivers they melted into carved out Lake Erie from our earth’s crust between the period of one million and 12,600 years ago. To put it in perspective, and give or take a few years, it took 987,400 years to create Lake Erie and the other Great Lakes.    The Iroquois Confederacy inhabited…

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Lake Maggiore: La Dolce Vita

No matter where you visit at Lago Maggiore in Europe, you will find vibrantly colored landscapes and charming villages painted with chroma. The ancient Romans called Lake Maggiore “Maximus”, meaning “The Greatest”. Maggiore is Italian for “Greater”. Lake Maggiore is Italy’s second largest lake.  Bronze and Iron Age peoples inhabited Lake Maggiore. The Romans began…

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Pure Lake Michigan Greatness

Lake Michigan is the largest lake in the world wholly inside one country and its shores touch four states, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin. The name Michigan stems from the Ojibwa Indian word “mishigami”, which means “great water.” The U.S. shares the other four Great Lakes with Canada. The Straits of Mackinac, a 4 to…

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Does Lake Natron Still Exist?

Tanzania, Africa, sits on the south side of the Equator. Lake Natron is on Tanzania’s northern border, with a tiny part of it in Kenya. This area in Tanzania is its Northern Safari Circuit. Tanzania is known worldwide for its safaris with luxury tents in vast Tanzanian National Parks, and especially the Serengeti.  Yes, Lake…

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The Mirror Lakes of the USA

Over fourteen (14) U.S. lakes use the name Mirror Lake. Theoretically, Mirror Lakes perfectly mirror their surrounding landscapes on top of their still waters and give off an illusion of infinite depth. Weather plays a role in glass-like, still waters. Even a slight breeze can disrupt a lake’s reflections. Mirror Lake, Yosemite, California Tenaya Creek…

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The Heart of New York State: Oneida Lake

The largest lake within the borders of New York State (NYS), Oneida Lake, lies less than 30 minutes northeast of Syracuse, New York. Syracuse, a frontier town, grew up around the building of the Erie Canal, but Oneida Lake is a natural glacial remnant lake. The Oneida Indians named Oneida Lake “Tsioqui”, which means “white…

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Wyoming’s Yellowstone Lake Beckons as North America’s Largest High-Altitude Escape

Yellowstone Lake, situated in the heart of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, captivates visitors with its serene beauty. As the largest high-elevation lake in North America, Yellowstone Lake offers a myriad of activities, making it a can’t-miss destination. History Of Yellowstone Lake Yellowstone Lake holds a significant place in the history of the Yellowstone region.…

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Pehoe Lake in Chile Resembles a Scene from a Fairy Tale

Pehoe Lake, pronounced as “pay-oh-way,” is a breathtaking lake within the picturesque Torres del Paine National Park in the Magallanes Region of Chilean Patagonia. Surrounded by majestic mountains, this lake fascinates visitors with its bright blue hues and offers a handful of outdoor activities to enjoy amidst its mesmerizing scenery. Pehoe Lake History and Facts…

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