Beverly Shores in Porter County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Is This an Ocean or a Lake?
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
This vast body has 1,180 cubic miles of water, enough to cover 48 states two fee deep. For the millions of people living within its watershed, it is a valuable source of fresh drinking water.
What’s the Difference?
- made of fresh and salt water.
- surrounded by land.
- larger and deeper than ponds and fed by rivers.
- considered temporary, in geologic terms.
- large, continuous bodies of salt water.
- responsible, through evaporation, for rainfall on land.
- affect wind and climate patterns.
- cover nearly 71 percent of the Earth’s surface.
Imagine how this landscape looked 14,000 years ago, when a mile-thick sheet of ice covered the region. As the glacier slowly melted it left depressions in the earth that gradually filled with
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Environment.
Location. 41° 41.195′ N, 86° 59.747′ W. Marker is in Beverly Shores, Indiana, in Porter County. Marker can be reached from E. Lake Front Drive west of Broadway, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located at the Lake View unit of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Beverly Shores IN 46301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Whose Home Is It? (here, next to this marker); Recipe for a Sand Dune (here, next to this marker); Stephen Tyng Mather (a few steps from this marker); The Armco-Ferro House: Mass Produced And Affordable (approx. 0.3 miles away); Century of Progress Homes (approx. 0.3 miles away); House Of Tomorrow: 'America's First Glass House' (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Showcase For Cypress (approx. 0.3 miles away); Century Of Progress Homes: Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beverly Shores.
Also see . . . Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on April 6, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 6, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 417 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 6, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.