Lake Huron

I was excited to visit my 3rd Great Lake on my Journey. Staying in the “thumb” of Michigan, Lake Huron surrounded me in 3 directions. I went to Caseville County Beach. I practically had it to myself. What I really liked about the beach was all the wetlands behind the sand. I enjoyed watching the wind surfers. Although the sandy beach offered up no beach glass treasures, it was lovely to walk both the beach and the pier.

Lake Huron has the largest shore line length of any of the Great Lakes, counting its 30,000 islands. Lake Huron is separated from Lake Michigan, which lies at the same level, by the 5-mile-wide, 20-fathom-deep Straits of Mackinac, making them hydrologically the same body of water. Aggregated, Lake Huron-Michigan, is technically the world’s largest freshwater lake.

An old Ojibwa legend claims that a water monster lives in the Lake Huron. The monster, Mishebeshu, is said to live in a den at the mouth of the Serpent River.

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