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WHAT GOOD IS THE WARMTH OF SUMMER, WITHOUT THE OF WINTER TO GIVE IT SWEETNESS.

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here’s no doubt that Winter is our family’s favorite season. From skiing and snowboarding in the mountains Up North to curling up by the fire and enjoying some hot chocolate, winter is the perfect time to get cozy and enjoy the beauty of the season. This winter, Lakeshore Guides is honored and excited to announce our one-year anniversary. We have humbly built long-lasting relationships within our communities and throughout our beautiful state of Michigan. This has helped create the birth of Lakeshore Living Guide. We are so very grateful to our readers, advertisers, and subscribers who continue to support our community-driven magazine which is growing and expanding in ways we would have never imagined possible. It is because of your support, uplifting messages, and love that we continue to thrive and is truly what ignites the passion to go above and beyond for our local communities. We thank each and every one of you! With the upcoming months, we hope you find time to have some fun in the snow with family and friends, enjoy the beauty of the lights that decorate our communities, take time to reflect, as well as take time in planning for what’s to come. Winter, for us, is a time to reflect, recharge and enjoy time spent with loved ones. Here’s wishing you a wonder-filled holiday and memorable moments all winter season long.

From our family to yours, MERRY CHRISTMAS & A BLESSED NEW YEAR

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Produced by Lakeshore Guides Publisher & Editor Meaghan Rudnicki Executive Director Michael H. Brown Director of Sales & Marketing Ronnie Layton

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2019 GIFT GUIDE WILLY & BABBISH BOUTIQUE A classic accessory in a delicate size! Choose your favorite design and add a little pop of color to any outfit.

$14.99 “Spa in a Bag.” Cleanse, rejuvenate and get rid of dry, dead skin all at the same time. Just wet & use. It’s a soap, exfoliant & moisturizer all in one! Handmade in the USA.

$9.99 each

36355 Front St, New Baltimore This unique necklace style features an exquisite clay pendant, and can be worn long or short. Antique silver-plating.

$39.99 Keep the sun out of your eyes in our Admiral Lakegirl Cap. Low profile washed twill cap. Gold and navy embroidered anchor patch on the front. “Lucky Lakegirl” patch on the back.

$24.99

ONLINE STORE AVAILABLE AT WWW.WILLYANDBABBISH.COM ON THE BAY CUSTOMS BOUTIQUE & CAFE 51034 Washington St, New Baltimore Our custom-made gift baskets are filled to the brim with carefully curated goodies. Perfectly pre-wrapped in cellophane and tied with a ribbon, they make a great gift for any occasion! Available for pick-up in store only. starting at

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EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS

35304 23 Mile Rd, New Baltimore

Spread Cheer With Christmas Gift Baskets We’re thrilled you’re just as excited about Christmas shopping as we are! It might not be Christmas just yet, but rest assured that we have the perfect gift for everything you’re celebrating this year. From special events to unique business gifts, our impressive collection of signature, hand-crafted delights has everything you need to make all sorts of occasions extra sweet.

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WWW.PUPBOX.COM GET THEIR FIRST PUPBOX FOR ONLY $1 VALID ON ANY 6- OR 12-MONTH SUBSCRIPTION USE PROMO CODE: YAPPYHOLIDAYS A monthly box of all the products and training information you need to be the best puppy parent paw-sible. Toys, treats, chews, and accessories are all handpicked based on your pup’s age and physical characteristics. Tell us about your puppy so we can build you the perfect box. Each month your box will change based on your pup’s growth and development, introducing you to new products and themes along the way.

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USE PROMO CODE: YAPPYHOLIDAYS AT WWW.PUPBOX.COM WHISTLE STOP HOBBY & TOY, INC. Powerful RC racer modeled after the Jeep Trail Cat. Encourages hand-eye coordination, concentration, imaginative play. Embark on an intense off-road adventure! Ready to run right out of the box.

$59.99 Jeep

21714 Harper Ave., St. Clair Shores Calico Critters is a toy collection of adorable animal figurines that come with cute playhouses and accessories. Whistle Stop has a large assortment to chose from.

$59.99 Treehouse

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NEW BALTIMORE A GREAT WAY TO SPEND A DAY!

By: Lisa McGuire - Manager of The Washington Street Wine House

Photo credit: Gail Stenning, New Baltimore resident

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hether your quest is a rare gift, a date-night destination, toasty beverages on a cool morning stroll, wine tasting to find that perfect Red to pair with Sunday dinner or perhaps something sweet for dessert ~ you will certainly find all that {and more} in this tucked-away treasure on the shores of Anchor Bay. Make downtown New Baltimore your next “day-cation” destination. You might begin your day with a stop at Biggby Coffee for your favorite morning beverage and then continue on to Walter & Mary Burke Park for a beautiful sunrise over the water. Both Fin’s Eatery and Little Camille’s offer a Bloody Mary bar on the weekends in addition to a great breakfast menu. From there, you can meander to discover a multitude of cute little shops to while away the day. Visit On the Bay Customs for nautical gifts and a most unique collection of whimsical clocks. Across the street you’ll find ECCO Family Bookstore, a non-profit Christian gift store run by volunteers. ECCO offers books, t-shirts, jewelry, frames, greeting cards and more. As you turn the corner onto Main Street, take a stroll through the Conn-Artist Gallery & Art Studio to appreciate some fine art as well as an offering of art classes. Continuing toward the water front, you’ll happen upon a the Bayview Bakery as well as Emerson’s by the Bay, serving delicious frozen yogurt. The flavors are many and a bench outside is a welcome spot to appreciate both the tasty treat and the view. While on Front Street, make sure to visit the historic “pink house” (as it’s known around town). A trendy clothing and gift boutique called Belle-Soeur resides here where you’ll find both fashion and frivolity! At the corner of Front & Washington Streets sits Willy & Babbish ~ a ‘size inclusive boutique’ that specializes in the latest styles for women size small thru 3x as well as some great accessories and other fun must-haves! The Celtic Sisters Candle & Candies, just around the corner, boasts Michigan made products, Irish themed gifts and sweet treats as well. As the day winds down, it may be time to wine-down. The Washington Street Wine House would be a great place to stop for a pre-dinner glass (the helpful staff will assist you in finding the perfect red, white or blush) to sip as you wander the store, glass in hand. Complimentary samples, wine by the glass, bottle or case is what you’ll expect to find ~ it’s the un- expected that awaits! Make this a must-see on your itinerary. Several great restaurants are within walking distance. If it’s a ‘burger and a beer’ kind of night, then the Town Pump is the place ~ and they have plenty to choose from beyond the basics. Craving pizza? Then Little Camille’s it is... be sure to start with the garlic knots! At the Wooden Valve Pour House, you’ll savor fresh ‘latin street food’ and find an amazing array of craft beers on tap and an impressive selection of bourbon. If you prefer something sweet, then a stop at the Lil Sweet Boutique is in order. Hand scooped ice cream or a hot fudge sundae will be the ‘cherry on top’ of a perfect ‘day- cation’ in downtown New Baltimore. To some, the greatest treasure is the view. From the moment you turn onto Washington Street, the American flag grabs your eye as it waves, enticing you to come closer. Don’t resist. ~ you won’t regret it. As you approach the flag, you’re distracted by the never-still waters of the bay ~ brilliant blue as far as the eye can see. Do yourself a favor and walk to the flag, stand next to the towering pole and look up. Like the waves on the beach, the flag billows and swells and will leave you with a lasting memory of this quaint plot of land ~ A place where you can spend a day by the bay, shopping, wandering, dining, discovering, sipping & savoring this unique find. The Wine House was established in 2010, where all wine is made on premise. Owners CJ & Cyndie Busuttil intended that the wine itself be the focus of the business, yet as time evolved, they quickly learned that wine related tools, gadgets and gifts would be a welcomed addition to the winery. Almost 10 years later, the Wine House continues to thrive and a large part of their success is due to the location they chose here in downtown New Baltimore. Surely, a great decision ~ Cheers!

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BIGGBY COFFEE - NEW BALTIMORE

36540 Green St. 586-725-7224 Mon-Sat 6AM-9PM / Sun 7AM-9PM Regional coffeehouse chain serving specialty drinks, smoothies & baked goods.

LITTLE CAMILLE’S BY THE BAY

51083 Washington St. 586-725-4866 Mon Closed / Tue-Thu 11AM-10PM / Fri 11AM-11PM / Sat 9AM-11PM / Sun 9AM-9PM Casual restaurant offering a mix of American & Italian eats along with breakfast on weekends. Specialize in Pizza

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51090 Washington St. 586-648-7603 Tue-Thu 11AM-5PM / Sat 11AM-3PM Embroidered Detroit sports team logo on shirts & jackets. We can also do some Custom work

ESCAPE NAIL BOUTIQUE

51026 Washington St. 586-747-2343 By Appointment Specializing in SIlk Wrapped Nails, Manicures, and Pedicures. Silk nails help keep your nails looking natural and healthy.

LIL SWEET BOUTIQUE

51020 Washington St. 586-648-6066 Winter Hours Thur - Fri 3PM -7PM / Sat 1PM - 7 PM / Sun 1PM -6PM 24 flavors of Ashby’s Ice Cream, Gourmet Hot Cocoa & Fresh Baked Cookies are just a few of our favorite things! Find us on Facebook for in house specials @lilsweetboutique

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51006 Washington St. 586-725-9000 Mon-Thu 11AM-9PM/Fri-Sat 11AM-11PM/ Sun 11AM-8PM An upscale casual restaurant close to waterfront. Featuring 2 floors with 2 bars fresh seafood, steaks, pastas, and sandwiches. 36310 Main St. Unit F 586-648-6210 Mon-Thu 4PM-10PM/ Fri-Sat 4PM-11PM/ Sun 12PM-8PM A Premier Pourhouse & Lounge featuring 34 craft taps, craft cocktails & 55 bourbons. We serve a Mexican small plate menu.

ANCHOR BAY CUSTOM DESIGNS

36310 Main St. Suite C 586-273-7613 Mon-By Appt/ Tue 12PM-6PM/ Wed-Fri 12PM-8PM Custom shirts, Novelty shirts, Spiritwear and so much more!

THE CONN-ARTIST STUDIO & ART GALLERY

36310 Main St. Suite B 586-839-8111 Fine Art, Art Instruction, Shows, Open Studio for Area Artists, Home + Office Curation

WILLY BABBISH BOUTIQUE

36355 Front St. Suite C 586-648-6685 Mon Closed/ Tue-Sat 10AM-6PM/ Sun 10AM-3PM A casual lifestyle boutique offering apparel and accessories for women of all ages, shapes and sizes. New arrivals weekly. Sizes Small – 3X.

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50935 Washington St. 586-648-7189 Mon Closed/Tue-Thu 10AM-5PM/ Fri 10AM-6PM/Sat 11A-6PM/Sun 11AM-3PM A Wee Bit of Everything. Michigan Made Gifts & Art. Michigan products: American Spoon, Brownwood Farms, Cherry Republic.

FACE APPEAL

51059 Washington St. 586-716-2206 By Appointment A Modern-day medical spa offering facials, massage, waxing, body scrubs, chemical peels, & cancer comfort treatments

JUST DELICIOUS SCONES

36341 Front St. 586-859-8814

With the mission of baking the best product possible, our scones are handcrafted in small batches and uniquely glazed and garnished.

THE LITTLE PARLOUR

36612 Green St. 586-725-4499 Mon-Fri 10AM-7PM/ Wed 10AM-3PM/ Thurs & Fri 10AM-7PM A Family oriented salon in which we strive to give you the best experience for the best prices

WASHINGTON STREET WINE HOUSE

50969 Washington St. 586-273-7140 Mon Closed/ Tue-Thurs 11AM-7PM / Fri & Sat 11AM-8PM / Sun 11AM-4PM A quaint little winery, making wine on premise. We offer complimentary tastings, sales by the bottle with case & half-case discounts, wine related gifts & accessories, custom gift baskets & gift certificates.

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NEW BALTIM RE Join the New Baltimore Lions Club under the heated Big Tent for Winterfest 2020! Come for food, drinks, and fun for all ages. Proceeds go to support New Baltimore Lions Club charities throughout the year. http://newbaltimorelions.com

JANUARY 24th - 26th Friday Night: Cornhole Tournament & Beer Stein Holding Contest Saturday Morning: Pancake Breakfast and Children’s Activities Saturday Evening: Chili Cookoff & Live Music Sunday: Live Music, Veteran’s Dedication, & Polar Plunge

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WINTER EVENTS MINECRAFT® MOVIE MAKING - AGE 7-14 Create an amazing Minecraft® movie with stop motion animation using LEGO ® bricks. Children will work in teams to build a Minecraft® world and produce their very own movie complete with dialogue and sound effects. Movies are uploaded to a secure site for family and friends to see how cool they are! Register through New Baltimore Parks & Recreation Department at 586-725-0291 www.nbrecreation.org SATURDAYS, 2/1 - 3/14 10:30 - 11:30AM 7 CLASSES LOCATION: Cricklewood Recreation Building COST: $25 Resident, $30 Non-Resident

SENIOR BINGO FRIDAYS Join us for several games of Bingo along with a light lunch! We will play various games of Bingo as well as some other fun party games, with raffles and prizes! Pre-registration is necessary through New Baltimore Parks & Recreation Dept. 586-725-0291. FRIDAY, JANUARY 10 • FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7 • FRIDAY, MARCH 6 ALL BINGO MEETS FROM 11:00AM - 1:00PM LOCATION: Cricklewood Recreation Building COST: FREE LAKESHOREGUIDES.COM

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Local small town restaurants are often the heartbeat of a thriving community. They are managed with pride in knowing that they are the gathering spot for the locals as well as our guests. Whether it’s a family dinner or a date night for two, here in downtown New Baltimore, we have some of the best restaurant establishments in the area. Check out these featured downtown New Baltimore restaurants who are truly the heartbeat of our community.,

Little Camille’s Preparing Local Farm Raised Beef and Scratch cooking 6 days a week!

Just as mom has done for years, we use the finest ingredients and our staff works very hard to make sure your visit is a wonderful experience. We have local raised beef in all our burgers; we have the best yellow belly Lake Perch from our Great Lakes. Our catering crew can make your event simple and painless so you may enjoy your event and visit with your guest. If you are planning a special event give us a call we can help make your event stunning and unique. Our restaurant is a great place for groups and couples in a casual setting with reasonable pricing. Stop in today and see for yourself and don’t for get to try the garlic knots! We look forward to seeing you. Camille and Mark your hosts.

Downtown New Baltimore 51083 Washington St 586-725-4866

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THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS American Cuisine

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Fin’s Eatery and Spirits & The Wooden Valve Pourhouse and Lounge “Where the Oysters Rock and the Ribs Rule!”

Fin’s Eatery and Spirits is an upscale casual restaurant located one block from the waterfront. It’s a charming must see restaurant offering private parties, showers, weddings and more. Bob and Mary Higgins acquired Fin’s Eatery & Spirits in 2015. Fin’s specializes in fresh fish served daily along with tantalizing chef creations including famous Oxford Inn baby back ribs and freshly shucked Oysters Rockefeller, pasta and steaks. The Wooden Valve in New Baltimore’s premier Pourhouse & Lounge featuring 32 craft taps, craft cocktails and 55 bourbons. They serve a vast Latin Small Plates menu including a variety of house made salsas and tacos. This is fresh take on Latin-American cuisine with something for everyone.

The Higgins boast about the town and look forward to new growth.

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4279 River Road

East China, Michigan

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elcome to 4279 River Road in East China, Michigan. A beautiful Riverfront Estate with amazing views of the St. Clair River! Located just 10 minutes from I-94 this home offers a truly unique, vacation style setting on an International waterfront. As the seasons change the views and activities from this location make it a wonderful, exclusive place to live. If you work in the Detroit Metro Area, you can return home to this vacation style property. That is the idea that inspired the construction of this home in East China, Michigan. In a private setting, on over an acre of land, this home rests on the bank of the St. Clair River on the eastern border of the country. The St. Clair River is a 40 mile river which drains Lake Huron into Lake St. Clair forming an international boundary between the United States and Canada. The river is approximately ½ mile wide in front of the home. The view from the home is ever changing. Depending on the amount of sunlight and cloud cover the water will range in color from a deep sapphire blue to a light emerald green. Sitting on the deck is like having a front row seat at a parade which passes by in front of a backdrop of Canadian countryside. In the summer months the parade features massive great lakes freighters, international ocean vessels, tall sailing ships, private yachts and the occasional cruise liner. The freighters can measure in excess 1000 feet long and are capable of carrying up to 68,000 tons of cargo, yet they creep through the front yard whisper quiet, often times, completely unnoticed. In the winter months the shipping traffic takes a back seat and the ice flow takes over as the featured attraction. The snowy icebergs reflect the sunlight and provide a brilliant yet peaceful display. The property has a lengthy dock which reaches out to an oversized platform. From that platform you will fully appreciate the spectacle of the ice show as it plays out all around you. The site and sound of these mini glaciers crashing into each other is mesmerizing. You will feel like you can step from iceberg to iceberg all the way across to Canada. When the final chunk of ice has meandered down the river and spring is in the air, the temptation begins. Who will be the first family member to take the plunge? In the early Spring, there is a word which best describes swimming in the St. Clair River... “refreshing”. Make no mistake, “Refreshing” is a code word. Code for North Pole Arctic Blast! Being the first family member to jump from the dock gets you bragging rights for the summer. It’s like a badge of honor you earn that officially kicks off a season of fun and sun on the river. It’s not uncommon for the first jump into the icy blue water to be accompanied by an underwater SCREAM, but every swimmer comes up wide eyed and laughing! Typically the first swim event occurs during the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend. If your used to a 90 degree pool, the temperature of the river will definitely get your attention, yet, the clean and clear flowing river is like a magnet that draws you in. Children especially, just can’t stay away. As the summer progresses, the water temperature rises and becomes more inviting for swimmers that don’t have something to prove. 16

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Watersports on the St. Clair River include anything from the annual Riverfest Offshore power boat races to the more competitive and rewarding “see how many times you can push your sibling off the dock” competition. One requires a million dollar boat, the other requires hysterical laughter and repeated inhalation of water. Along with “sibling tossing” another local pass time is “Float Down”. The ingredients for a successful float down include friends and family, your favorite inflatable and beverage of choice. After driving a mile or two upstream, enter the water, climb onboard your water craft and let the river current guide your lazy, unorganized floatilla downstream. Motor sports are unlimited on the river. The dock has a hoist which will hold a 30+ foot boat and a double jet ski lift with remote for easy operation. This opens the door for a variety of water activities. Jet skiing, water skiing, wake boarding, or towing the mini monsters on a raft are all fun ways to stay active on the water. Having these toys in your front yard is a convenience that allows you to be out on the water in less than 10 minutes time. If high octane sports are not your thing, an evening cruise on the river is a relaxing alternative. Navigating the river alongside the ships of the Great Lakes allows you to appreciate the freighters from a unique vantage point. You can escape for a 20 minute get away or an evening out for dinner. The St. Clair Marina is minutes upstream where you can fuel up or dock and walk downtown St. Clair and enjoy a nice waterfront dining experience, art shows and local events. Sarnia Bay Marina is also a fun Canadian destination located near the Blue Water Bridge, just a short cruise up the river. LAKESHOREGUIDES.COM

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4279 River Road - EAST CHINA

St. Clair Realty, Inc.

If you are a fisherman, fishing from the dock is excellent. Walleye, Salmon and Yellow Perch are the local favorites. In addition to these classic favorites, the St. Clair River is home to the largest remaining population of Lake Sturgeon in the Great Lakes. In 2014 the University of Michigan led, “Harts Light Reef Project”, constructed a 3.8 acre limestone spawning reef to help boost the population of this “Dinosaur of the Deep”. This reef is located in the middle of the river near the front of this property. All you have to do is go to YouTube and search “Sturgeon fishing in the St. Clair River”. After you do that, call your employer, make them aware of your sudden illness, and well……you know the rest! For more information on this beautiful listing, call St. Clair Realty at 810-329-7100

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Great Homes 4317 River Rd - East China

on the beautiful International St. Clair River!

Amazing Views

This updated home has so much to offer with a True Great Room which includes kitchen, living room, and dining room. Master suite with laundry/sewing room, beautiful master bath and tub and private patio overlooking incredible views of international freighter traffic. Lower level is a full walk out with second kitchen, sitting area, on suite bedroom and walk out to an awesome salt water pool with beautiful patio. Walk down to the dock with boat lift and pier area. Tons of privacy on this almost 2 acre parcel from M-29, and this property is an amazing estate! $760,000

St. Clair Realty, Inc.

MOVING REAL ESTATE IN TODAY’S MARKET

531 N. Riverside - Suite 200 - St. Clair, MI 48079

Our office is located across from the construction of St. Clair Inn with Simply Marcela’s to the front. During construction, you may have to enter our parking area from Vine or Second Street.

810-329-7100 Elegant Estate

1155 N. River Rd - St. Clair

One of the most beautiful parcels on the St. Clair River, the view is amazing and panoramic as far north as the Blue Water Bridge and directly across from Stag Island. This home was made for entertaining with a huge open concept including the massive kitchen, dining, great room, and living room! River views at almost every angle from through out the home! Entertaining brick patios and viewing areas, large dock with boat hoist and separate fishing pier. Large 3 car garage with golf cart storage and Grand entrance! $900,000

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Don’t lock yourself inside this winter! There is plenty of fun to be had outside during the cold, snowy months. Friends of the St. Clair River is here to guide and inspire you to ditch the indoors, grab your boots and embrace the outdoors. Winter brings with it more natural beauty and recreation than a lot of us appreciate; like waking up to spot wildlife tracks through the night’s fallen snow; trekking through glistening snow with snowshoes underneath; peering at a bald eagle perched in a leafless tree against the blue sky; and walking a streambank hunting for stoneflies as they emerge from a stream and onto white ground. Centered on the shores of the St. Clair River’s turquoise waters in St. Clair County, Friends of the St. Clair River is the Thumb Coast’s destination watershed organization. Since 2007, we’ve helped thousands get their hands in the dirt, feet in the water and boots on the ground to restore, protect and enhance the St. Clair River and its watersheds. From clean water in its frozen or liquid state, to green spaces covered in snow, we engage families in programs that advocate for healthy rivers and the lands around them; for the plants and wildlife that depend on them. The watersheds in Michigan’s Thumb are unique. This region is

HERE ARE SOME OF OUR FAVORITE ST. CLAIR RIVER WATERSHED FACTS: a Forms a 40-mile international border with Canada a Boasts the largest threatened Lake Sturgeon population in the

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a Forms a 2,500-acre freshwater delta, the largest in North

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a Sustains Michigan’s most diverse population of threatened and

endangered native mussels

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comprised of seven smaller watersheds, like the Belle, Pine and Black Rivers, spanning one thousand inland river miles and fiftyeight shoreline miles on Lake Huron, the St. Clair River and Lake St. Clair. So, what is a watershed? Watersheds are land and water jigsaw pieces that make up our landscape. Watersheds are drainage basins where snow and rain flow and collect in a larger body of water. Watersheds don’t end at the boundaries of the water; they extend into the surrounding land. We all live in a watershed! A watershed can be as small as your yard draining into a ditch, a few acres draining into a pond, or a thousand square miles draining into Lake St. Clair. No matter the season, our region’s watersheds are primed as recreational destinations just waiting for us to explore. With development back on the rise, pivoting to face our rivers, now is the season we come together to champion the health and aesthetics of our watersheds. Our supporters share this commitment because they know this is what makes our communities attractive places to live, work and play. Whether its ten degrees or eighty degrees outside, our quality of life is enhanced when we can eat the fish, swim at the beach, paddle a river, and hike in the woods. To guide our work, we’re aligned with partners from across Michigan and Ontario to prioritize our region’s land stewardship, environmental education and water quality monitoring. To this end, we offer hands-on field work sessions throughout the year to clean up trash and debris, remove invasive species along river shorelines and lead citizen science projects, like butterfly monitoring and mussel surveys. Step into the great outdoors with Friends of the St. Clair River! Reach out at info@scriver. org, visit www.scriver.org and find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Better yet, ditch the outdoors and grab your boots. Our passion runs deep for making the St. Clair River a destination watershed so get your hands in the dirt, feet in the water and boots on the ground and show the winter wonderland some love!


Friends of the St. Clair River has got you covered with a lineup of nature hikes, stewardship activities and field experiences to connect you to nature this winter.

BIRDING

The St. Clair River shoreline is a bird watchers paradise. Winter attracts migrant birds and waterfowl as they congregate to open water. The Blue Water Birding Trail highlights twelve locations for beginner to advanced-level birders for sighting success.

www.BluewaysofStClair/birdtrail

STURGEON

Research shows that lake sturgeon spend their winters in the deepest waters of Lake Huron and Lake St. Clair. Emerging from the depths in May, the Blue Water Sturgeon Festival brings a unique opportunity for close encounters with this gentle giant. Event proceeds fund local lake sturgeon conservation and outreach work.

www.SturgeonFestival.com

STONEFLIES

Volunteers can brave the cold and take to local rivers and streams to search for these small aquatic insects easily found in winter. Winter stoneflies are one of the most environmentally sensitive of all macro invertebrates that live in our waterways and their presence is a sign of clean water.

www.crwc.org

HIKES

Are you a paddler feeling lost without open water? Winter is the best time for nature hikes without having to deal with seasonal plants and allergies. Gather year-round for social fun with like-minded people who love to explore habitats for people, plants and wildlife.

www.scriver.org

ADVENTURE

A winter wonderland awaits you at St. Clair County’s Columbus County Park. This 400-acre park nestled in St. Clair County’s southwest corner provides that “up north” feeling with attractions like groomed cross county trails, a lighted sledding hill and ice skating.

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uch attention has been paid to the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald on November 10, 1975. The loss of the largest ship in the Laker fleet and 29 lives was a horrific event. However, the most savage storm in the history of the Great Lakes swept the inland waters on November 7-12, 1913. The storm resulted in the sinking and damage of many ships and hundreds of crewmen and women killed in the icy Great Lakes. The White Hurricane was formed by the combined forces of two storm fronts colliding with gale-force winds bringing 35-foot monstrous waves and driving snow and ice that doomed anyone caught out on the big lake. The greatest losses in lives and ships occurred on Lake Huron where 27 vessels were lost or severely damaged. All told, 19 ships went to the bottom of the lake and a total of 248 souls were lost. Many of the ships that went down where along the Michigan Thumb coastline. It was a cool Wednesday, November 5th in Detroit. Temperatures were hovering around 30F it was a typical late fall day. The weather forecast in The Detroit News called for “moderate to brisk” winds for the Great Lakes, with occasional rains Thursday night or Friday for the upper lakes (except on southern Lake Huron), and fair to unsettled conditions for the lower lakes. On Thursday, November 6th the storm was organizing over Minnesota and western Wisconsin. An arctic blast of cold air was starting to creep in on North Dakota. Forecasts across the region predicted increased winds and falling temperatures through Saturday. Friday the 7th, brought on the start of the storm. A hurricane warning was posted with estimated winds exceeding over 70 mph. The winds on Lake Superior were popping around 50 mph, and snow was set to start over Superior by evening. The stage was set for the system to slide over the entire Great Lakes region as the storm slid toward the eastern edge of Lake Superior by nightfall. On Saturday, November 8, 1913, the Weather Bureau reported a severe storm centered over the entire lake region. The forecast was: “the wind will shift to the northwest on Lake Huron sometime this afternoon or early evening, and will attain about 50-mile speed on the open lake, especially in the northern half.” Some noted that on late Saturday the winds started calming and the barometer rose a bit. Some captains ignored the storm warning and proceeded up the St. Mary’s River near Sault St. Marie and along the Straits of Detroit between southern Lakes Huron and Erie. The storm swept down and fastened its grip on the Thumb area on Sunday afternoon, November 9. Towards evening the wind grew in velocity and streetcars in Port Huron were stopped in their tracks by huge snowdrifts. The lightship, believed to be so securely moored as to be proof against all storms, was torn away from its fastenings and lifted over to the Canadian side, where it was stranded. Unknown to most was a low-pressure front creeping north in a counterclockwise motion up from Lake Erie. By early evening Sunday, cities along the southern coast of Lake Erie were being bashed by up to 80 mph wind in Cleveland along with a dramatic drop in barometric pressure. On Lake Huron, seventeen ships were on the water. The big freighters

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were tossed about by northeast winds blowing from seventy-five to eighty miles an hour. One of these steamers was “Charles S. Price” which received more news coverage than any other ship. On Saturday morning, the Price, laden with soft coal, left Ashtabula, Ohio. When the freighter passed the town of St. Clair before dawn on Sunday morning, November 9, Second Mate Howard Mackley gave a short blast of the whistle as a signal to his young bride that he was passing and in reply, she turned on an upstairs light in their home. By dawn, the Price was making its way up to Lake Huron. About noon Sunday the Price was seen north of Harbor Beach by Capt. A. C. May of the Steamer H. B. Hawgood. On Monday afternoon a big steel freighter was seen floating upside down in the lake about eight miles north and east of the mouth of Lake Huron. Many people were anxious to learn the name of the steamer, although it was generally believed to be the Regina. On Wednesday morning an attempt was made to find out the identity of the vessel, however, owing to the high sea the diver did not make his descent. Lake Huron kept its awful secret for almost a week. It was not until Saturday morning, November 15, that William H. Baker, a diver from Detroit, solved the mystery. When he went down he read the name of the steamer twice and the letters spelled out Charles S. Price. The forward part of the bottom of the ship was buoyed up by air that was held in her when she turned turtle, but two streams of bubbles were coming out of the bow which meant that she would settle gradually. On Monday morning, November 17, the Price disappeared from view.


The Charles S Price was built in 1910 at Lorain, Ohio. A steel bulk freighter, measuring 524 x 54 by Mahoning Steamship Co. 6,322 tons gross. Officially the Price was listed as lost in Lake Huron, approximately 8 miles north of Port Huron, with all hands, 27 men and 1 woman. Capt. W. M Black, Chief Eng. John Groundwader. Its cargo was listed as coal. (2) Three years later salvage operations were attempted on the Price by two companies. Both abandoned the attempt. While the mystery of the identity of the ship floating upside down was solved, another mystery remains unsolved to this day. How did it happen that several bodies found along the Canadian shore were identified as from the crew of the Price, but they were wearing lifebelts bearing the name Regina? The SS Argus sank off of Pointe Aux Barques early evening of November 9th with 28 crew onboard. Reports were that she broke in two with her hold full of coal. The wreck of the 436 foot Argus was found near Kincardine, Ontario in 1972. Argus looks to have been totally refitted in 1913 in Lorain Ohio. Her former name was Lewis Woodruff. A fleet mate of Hydrus who also sank in the storm she was owned by Pickens, Mather & Co. of Cleveland. The James Carruthers thought to have sunk near Grand Bend Ontario at 12 am on November 10th with 22 lives lost. This ship has yet to be found. The James Carruthers was one of the newest vessels on the Lakes; the vessel was heavy and built with extra steel to ensure seaworthiness. Captain Edward McConkey was running the Regina southbound along the shore near Lexington. The crew was running blind as the wheelhouse was caked with thick ice. As the storm pushed her into shore the ship hit bottom. Tearing a hole through the hull the crew anchored and tried to run the pumps. It was hopeless. The captain stayed on board while he ordered the crew to abandon the ship. People on shore said they could hear the captain continue to blow the whistle until around midnight. Regina was thought to be capsized late on November 9th but according to local divers, the wreck is still in one piece. She rests on the bottom three miles off the eastern shore near Port Sanilac with 20 lost. The Hydrus was thought to be forever lost. The 436-foot steamer was heading south on November 9th with a load of iron ore. Initial estimates put her at the outer mouth of Saginaw Bay near Rogers City when she sank. But she was found in 2013 by divers near Goderich Ontario. Five of her crew were found frozen in their lifeboat

when it washed up onshore. The 432-foot freighter was running north after taking on 6,000 tons of soft coal at Sandusky. The John A. McGean sank near Pointe Aux Barques and Port Hope on November 9th with 28 on-board. Isaac M. Scott foundered and sunk near Alpena on November 9th with 28 on-board. Before sinking, it’s thought that the Isaac M. Scott capsized in the Lake Huron waves. The Wexford went down near Goderich, Ontario with 20 on broad. The ship went down on the southeastern side of Lake Huron. In all, eight ships and 189 lives were lost on Lake Huron. For days after 1913, Great Lakes storm relatives of the men who lost their lives patrolled the shore in the hope of finding their bodies. Cities from Port Huron south received the brunt of the lake effect snow. Cleveland experienced 17.4 inches of snow falling in 24 hours with a three day total of 22.2 inches. The snowstorm paralyzed the city with nearly all businesses, factories, and schools closed on November 10th. Streetcars and trains rolled at a crawl and roads were impassible. Cleveland suffered extensive power, telephone and telegraph outages as lines snapped with the weight of the snow. Snow drifts ranging from 4 to 5 feet were reported from Port Huron, south to Cleveland, Ohio. By mid-afternoon midday Sunday the snow was driving horizontal from the northeast toward the shore at Pointe aux Barques. The snow was so thick and so heavily driven by the wind that ships out on the lake could not see the rays of the lighthouse. The Life Saving Station, located close to the beach was hammered by waves and hurricane-strength winds for 16 hours. After the storm, the station was a pile of debris. On Lake Erie, the lightship #82 Buffalo vanished to the depths the evening of November 10th. The only indication that the ship was in trouble occurred the next day that a lifebuoy bearing the lightships name and other small items of wreckage had been picked up on the beach inside Buffalo Breakwater. Six lives were lost in the Freshwater Fury storm. The Buffalo was salvaged several years later and served in various locations around the Great Lakes until 1937. News of the disaster trickled in over the next several days. The biggest story was pictures and descriptions of a capsized ship discovered drifting north of Port Huron. The mystery ship story lasted for days until a diver was dispatched and identified the hull as being the Price. In simulations of the storm conducted by NOAA, the estimated wind gusts exceeded “hurricane-force” (greater than 74 mph), which happened during extended periods over Lakes Huron, Erie, eastern Superior, and Lake Michigan. Huron: 10 hours, Superior: 20 hours, Michigan: 13 hours, Erie: 16 hours. Waves likely doubled in height from the afternoon to the evening of November 9th. Waves were especially deadly around the mouth of Saginaw Bay, whereas several large ships encountered incredible winds and waves. From 6 pm to Midnight on November 9th is considered the deadliest in Great Lakes history. Nine large ships and over 200 crew and passengers were lost. Of those, eight ships and 187 lives were lost over southern Lake Huron in the Freshwater Fury of the 1913 Great Lakes Storm.

The SS Charles S. Price

The SS Regina – From the Pointe Aux Barques Lighthouse

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MICHIGAN WINTER FUN

Michigan’s Winter Season is upon us! Our rolling green hills have given way to gorgeous snow-capped mountains, making Michigan a premier skiing destination for all. If you’re thinking about what stops to make on your family ski trip this winter, consider one of Michigan’s many ski resorts. Don’t worry, there’s plenty of time to make it while the snow is still fresh. The ski season officially begins in November, with most resorts opening to the public around the 15th of the month. Once the snow starts to fall, the true beauty of Michigan is revealed. Ski, snowboard, and tube your way through the slopes of Michigan’s best ski resorts until the season ends in mid-April. With over five months of prime conditions, Michigan is the perfect place to visit all winter long.

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SKI AND SNOWBOARD RESORTS MOUNT BOHEMIA MOHAWK, MI

Mount Bohemia in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has the longest runs with the highest vertical and deepest powder in the Midwest. This hidden secret is a true treasure for backcountry skiers & riders. The average snowfall in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula is 273 inches. The lake effect snow is dry similar to western resorts and accumulates as powder which is untouched because we do not groom. This makes for a great morning to make the first tracks. www.mtbohemia.com l (906) 360-7240

BIG POWDERHORN MOUNTAIN RESORT BESSEMER, MI

Big Powderhorn Mountain is tucked away in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula. Your escape to the Northwoods begins with 17 feet of average natural snowfall, renowned grooming, family friendly specials, and a down-home staff who treats you like family. Throw in a charming Bavarian style village with complimentary shuttle service and you have the makings for an unforgettable winter getaway! www.bigpowderhorn.net l (906) 932-4838

MARQUETTE MOUNTAIN MARQUETTE, MI

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UPPER PENINSULA

You can ski every night of the week at Marquette Mountain (and days too, of course) over 144 acres of terrain. The vertical is 650 feet. A back country ski zone is fun for advanced skiers and boarders. The area extends from outer Weasels Gulch trail to Supreme and includes Freefall - accessible from the Rocket Lift and boasting a 40-60 percent grade. www.marquettemountain.com l (906) 225-1155

SKI BRULE MARQUETTE, MI

Ski Brule, is a premier ski resort in Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The #1 Midwest Ski Resort is located just over the Wisconsin Michigan boarder. Ski Brule is perfect for a day trip or a weekend get-a-way. Winter activities for everyone: ski, snowboard, terrain parks, tubing, acrobag, fat bike trails, cross country trails, snowshoe trails, sleigh rides, kids programs and more! www.skibrule.com l (906) 265-4957

PORCUPINE MOUNTAINS SKI AREA ONTONAGON, MI

We are trails and views that get kids outdoors and away from the Internet, away from the airwaves. We are something you do, not something you watch. We are skiing and snowshoeing and snowmobiling and snowball fights with your little sister. We are a day full of promise and a night full of stars. We are natural snow and natural lighting. We are the place Mother Nature brings her family, too. The Porcupine Mountains are one of the last great adventures. www.porkiesfun.com l (906) 885-5209

COPPER PEAK IRONWOOD, MI

Welcome to Copper Peak, the only ski flying hill outside of Europe. Located near Ironwood in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula, Copper Peak is the world’s smallest ski flying hill homologated by the International Ski Federation (FIS). While Copper Peak’s Adventure Ride continues to draw in thousands of visitors each year to enjoy the views from the top of this unique attraction, plans are in the works to renovate and improve Copper Peak in order to host yearround ski flying events and training. www.copperpeak.net l (906) 932-3500

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TREETOPS RESORT GAYLORD, MI

For some good clean winter fun, you can’t beat skiing at Treetops Resort. Here in Gaylord, we average 140 inches of snow and four months of skiing each season. That, plus our location in central Michigan make us a popular ski destination. Our equipment rental selection is top-notch, but if you’d prefer to buy your own, our ski shop has everything you need. Keep an eye on our Deals page for special rates on lift tickets and hotel + ski packages. www.treetops.com l (866) 348-5249

NUBS NOB SKI RESORT HARBOR SPRINGS, MI

Nub’s Nob is located near Harbor Springs, Michigan and offers 53 ski slopes and trails on 3 separate peaks, friendly staff, fresh homemade food, an award winning lodge and the most highly decorated snow making and snow grooming crew in the Midwest. www.nubsnob.com l (231) 526-2131

BOYNE MOUNTAIN RESORT BOYNE FALLS, MI

Located in the village of Boyne Falls, the family-owned resort offers Michigan’s largest indoor waterpark, Avalanche Bay, the luxurious 19,500 square foot of The Spa at Boyne Mountain, in addition to many lodging and dining options. The thrilling Twin Zip Ride and Zipline Adventure Tour can be experienced yearround while summer attractions include two golf courses, an 18-hole mountain disc golf course, mountain biking, Segway Tours, tennis, beach activities at the resort’s Deer Lake, hiking, scenic chairlift rides, and evening family entertainment like pond fishing, hayrides, movie nights, and more. Winter beckons with snowsports galore from 60 trails of downhill to 35km of cross country, as well as exclusive snowshoe trails, horse-drawn sleigh rides, tubing, ice skating, fat tire snow biking, and groomer rides. www.boynemountain.com l (888) 964-1836

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SHANTY CREEK RESORT BELLAIRE, MI

The getaway experiences of Shanty Creek have given generations of guests many reasons to return year after year. Come discover our little slice of heaven. Or set up a base camp and go explore the amazing places dotting the landscape of northern Michigan. Either way we’re sure you’ll love Shanty Creek. www.shantycreek.com l (866) 695-5010

THE HOMESTEAD RESORT GLEN ARBOR, MI

Long-time cross-country skiers will find miles of groomed nordic skiing trails filled with challenging ascents and thrilling descents. Most of all, they’ll find a breathtaking view around every bend in the trail. If you’re new to the sport, you’ll find expert instruction, quality rental equipment, and a fun way to stay fit and enjoy the beauty of winter of Northern Michigan. Anyone who loves the great outdoors is sure to love the snowshoe trails that winds through the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. One of the trails, Bay View, is just steps from the resort’s Village. There are also several other snowshoe trails just a short drive away. www.thehomesteadresort.com l (231) 334-5100

CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN RESORT THOMPSONVILLE, MI

Crystal Mountain is the Midwest’s favorite golf, ski & spa resort destination. Located in northern Michigan’s Benzie County, 28 miles southwest of Traverse City, a short drive from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Lake Michigan. www.crystalmountain.com l (855) 955-5146

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SOUTHERN MICHIGAN SKI AND SNOWBOARD RESORTS MULLIGAN’S HOLLOW SKI BOWL GRAND HAVEN, MI

Mulligan’s Hollow has invested in a new lodge, a storage barn, a groomer, snow guns and considerable maintenance equipment to keep the area progressing. All of these investments have only been made possible through fundraising and volunteer efforts. www.mulliganshollow.com l (616) 842-0634

CANNONSBURG SKI AREA BELMONT, MI

Celebrate your important day with family and friends in a rustic, ski lodge setting overlooking beautiful views of Cannonsburg ski area. Cannonsburg has space for both small intimate weddings or large gatherings. www.cannonsburg.com l (616) 874.6711

TIMBER RIDGE SKI RESORT GOBLES, MI

When the temperature drops, head to the historic Timber Ridge Ski Area, Southwest Michigan’s oldest ski hill. We’re a popular destination for skiing, snowboarding, tubing and other snow sports in the Gobles, MI area. Visit us today and start enjoying Michigan winters in style. www.timberridgeski.com l (269) 694-9449

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MT. HOLLY SKI & SNOWBOARD RESORT HOLLY, MI

Nestled in Groveland Township near Holly, Michigan, there’s no other ski area quite like Mt. Holly. Everything you need is close to home. Seven chairlifts including Southeastern Michigan’s only High-Speed detachable quad, 4 rope tows, and two SunKid Wonder Carpets. Mt Holly has a complete Alpine and Snowboard equipment rental, expertly groomed trails, and world-class ski and snowboard instructors. Indoors our spacious Bavarian lodge provides two cafeterias, a fireplace room, a lounge with two additional fireplaces, and a full service ski shop. Outdoors, kick back on our 4200 square foot heated patio and fire pit. On the slopes ski or snowboard our 20 trails ranging from beginner to advanced in difficulty, and three Snowboard Parks with an assortment of terrain features. Mt. Holly offers something for everyone. SkiMtHolly.com l (248) 634-8269

MT. BRIGHTON SKI AREA BRIGHTON, MI

Since 1960, Mt. Brighton Ski Area in Southeast Michigan has been one of the legendary family winter destinations on the Midwest snowsports scene. Skiers and riders from Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lansing and Northwest Ohio can easily access 25 trails and five lifts covering 130 acres. Having converted thousands of first-timers into lifelong skiers and riders, and now with the opportunity to take that passion to Vail Resorts’ iconic western mountains, Mt. Brighton is truly the place where Epic begins. www.MtBrighton.com l (810) 229-9581

PINE KNOB SKI RESORT CLARKSTON, MI

Located in Oakland County between Detroit and Flint, Pine Knob is your destination ski resort in Southeast Michigan. Whether you are a beginner or expert, family or individual, we are the place for you to enjoy the slopes this season! www.SkiPineKnob.com l (248) 625-0800

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