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Beverly Shores in Porter County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Is This an Ocean or a Lake?

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

 
 
Is This an Ocean or a Lake? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 5, 2014
1. Is This an Ocean or a Lake? Marker
Inscription. Here you can surf the waves, stroll the shoreline, and see the dunes, but you are not at the ocean. Lake Michigan is part of the world’s largest fresh water system–the Great Lakes. Extending northward for 307 miles and averaging 118 miles from east to west, it is, indeed, a great lake.

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?
Lakes: Oceans: (Graphic Caption)
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 water. These huge basins are called the Great Lakes.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 41° 
Close-up of Illustration on Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 5, 2014
2. Close-up of Illustration on Marker
Illustration by Joan Wolber
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. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Lake View unit of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Marker is in this post office area: Beverly Shores IN 46301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 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); Century of Progress Homes (approx. 0.3 miles away); Edwin Way Teale (approx. 2.7 miles away); The J.D. Marshall (approx. 3.4 miles away); Le Petit Fort (approx. 3.9 miles away); Dunes Hi-Way (approx. 4.6 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.) 
 
Categories. Environment
 
Whose Home Is It? and<br>Is This an Ocean or a Lake? Markers image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 5, 2014
3. Whose Home Is It? and
Is This an Ocean or a Lake? Markers
Whose Home Is It? and<br>Is This an Ocean or a Lake? Markers image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 5, 2014
4. Whose Home Is It? and
Is This an Ocean or a Lake? Markers
Located at Lake View unit of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Lake Michigan image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 5, 2014
5. Lake Michigan
As viewed from marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 6, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 315 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 6, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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