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1 week ago

MI West Coast

The Ludington Pier disappeared for a while yesterday. #Stormwater #ThisShouldntHappen #HighwaterWhen the skies turned dark in Ludington over the lunch hour Friday, photographer Todd Reed immediately headed to the beach. He arrived just in time to see the darkness pass and rain and hail arrive. Looking at the Ludington North Breakwater, Reed noticed that the outer arm of the breakwater was barely above water and the inner arm closer to shore underwater in spots. The water was as high as he had seen since Nov. 10, 1975, the day the freighter Edmond Fitzgerald sank on Lake Superior. Water was also flooding the beach and the end of Ludington Avenue. Returning to nearly the same spot less than 10 minutes later, Reed observed that not only was the entire breakwater above water, but the rocks lining the outside of it were highly visible. This was at least the fourth seiche that the longtime Ludington photographer had experienced on the Lake Michigan shoreline between Big and Little Sable Points.

For more information please contact Todd and Brad Reed Photography at 231-843-0777 or email at info@toddandbradreed.com or find more photographs of Michigan at www.ToddandBradReed.com

First shot when the water was so high it was over the breakwall:

Nikon D800. F2.8 at 1/250, ISO 1600. 70-200mm lens at 200mm. Handheld out of the truck window without a flash. April 13, 2018 at 12:18pm.

Second show when the water was lower than normal 9 minutes later

Nikon D800. F2.8 at 1/1000, ISO 1600. 70-200mm lens at 200mm. Handheld out of the truck window without a flash. April 13, 2018 at 12:27pm.
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