It’s Thanksgiving, and Kim McDaniel is taking a walk along the shore of Lake Michigan near her home in Muskegon. She’s keen to see what damage might have been caused by the fierce storm the day before. But what she discovers emerging from the sand is so unexpected that she calls the Coast Guard to investigate.
Those who live along the shores of Lake Michigan are well accustomed to storms – as are the sailors who navigate its waters. Fall often sees extremely wild weather crossing the lake, and high winds can whip up waves as high as 15 feet, sometimes causing damage to properties along the shoreline. And this bad weather can put ships on the water at risk, too.