Sunday, May 9, 2010

Glacial Grooving at St. Hazards

The Lake Erie Islands were formed by the retreating glaciers between 7,000 to 10,000 years ago. This past weekend strong winds blew out the water in front of the St. Hazards shoreline to expose the grooves these glaciers caused.

Put-in-Bay and Middle Bass are mostly solid limestone rock below sometimes only a few inches of soil. These conditions made it an ideal place to grow grapes to make wine, but not so good to install water and sewer lines.

If the wind is blowing hard from the west, go down to the waterfront and you'll see what happened thousands of years ago.

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