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Pam Grassmick



Joined: 26 Nov 2008
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:03 pm 
Post subject: 2017 State of the Great Lakes Report
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This report has many great articles. Governor Synder and Jon Allan have opening statements in the publication. You'll notice a photo of Gull Harbor on page 6, page 10 is a photo of the Great Lakes Islands Summit in action, and pages 16 and 17 include a summary article on the event. We are fortunate to have hosted this event on Beaver Island. Thank you to all in this community who made this inaugural meeting of Great Lakes Islands a success. Next meeting of the Great Lakes Islands Collaborative is being held October 1-2 on Madeline Island, WI.

http://www.michigan.gov/documents/deq/2017_State_of_the_Great_Lakes_Report_Michigan_OGL_609330_7.pdf
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BI Pirate



Joined: 04 Apr 2009
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Location: Whiskey Island

PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:36 pm 
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Thanks for sharing the article Pam. A nice picture of Gull Harbor and the cover page is Fish Town in Leland with the Manitou Mail Boat in the background. Have sailed on that tub with several rough crossings. It makes the South Shore ride the waves like the QE2. Lots of fond memories of camping over there. Talk about dark night skies and bright stars, the Seven Sisters danced for us and sang us to sleep most every night.
Thanks again for all you and others did for the Islands Summit. Our islands are a gift and we need to save them. Madeline Island can be cold in October. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:32 am 
Post subject: Pirating a practical career?
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I have been considering pirating as a career. Blacksmithing does not pay that well. Are there enough ships to support an additional pirate to the islands area or is it too crowded?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:17 pm 
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I don't think you can call pirating a career, it makes it sound too honorable a profession but it is a wonderful life style. I have been a practicing pirate in these waters for the last 200 plus years and never had a boring day. As an aging pirate, life expectancy depending on reputation or getting caught is about 300 years, I am thinking about taking on an apprentice. As a blacksmith if you can make a good sword, you're my top choice so far. Very Happy Cool Wink
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