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  Topic: Ice Bridge News
mikewhite

Replies: 7
Views: 8615

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:11 am   Subject: Ice thickness
MEASURED ICE THICKNESS - CENTER OF SOUTH CHANNEL, March 10, 2014
I thought I would remove any speculation about ice thickness in the Straits of Mackinac. I went to the very center of the treeline ...
  Topic: Ice Bridge News
mikewhite

Replies: 7
Views: 8615

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:05 am   Subject: Jan 18 2014 Ice
Jan 18 2014 Ice conditions.
People are entering/exiting the lake at the cable sign to avoid the pressure crack. Use the pressure crack as a guide to/from the treeline. Note the open water in the Roun ...
  Topic: Zoning
mikewhite

Replies: 0
Views: 2643

PostForum: BBI TOWN HALL   Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:36 am   Subject: Zoning
Zoning Rules

http://boisblanctownship.org/building.asp
  Topic: empty nester
mikewhite

Replies: 33
Views: 28798

PostForum: Introductions, Meet Your Fellow Islanders   Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:33 am   Subject: empty nester
http://boisblanctownship.org/building.asp

Zoning Rules
  Topic: Ice Bridge News
mikewhite

Replies: 7
Views: 8615

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:46 am   Subject: Ice bridge
I got sucked away to the dark side [facebook bbi group]. Dan has made a good point. The ice WAS thick enough before the thaw. The ice has slush on it right now that may freeze into a hard surface. ...
  Topic: empty nester
mikewhite

Replies: 33
Views: 28798

PostForum: Introductions, Meet Your Fellow Islanders   Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:31 am   Subject: sheds are buildings
Sheds are building or structures. The main intent of zoning is to make sure your structures are set back a set distance from your property line. My wife thinks that the latest zoning rules are at th ...
  Topic: empty nester
mikewhite

Replies: 33
Views: 28798

PostForum: Introductions, Meet Your Fellow Islanders   Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 7:43 am   Subject: Assessor Opinion
The assessor has made a bold opinion. I know that some of the lots are good lands.
This makes me wonder if the assessor wants people not to bid??
  Topic: empty nester
mikewhite

Replies: 33
Views: 28798

PostForum: Introductions, Meet Your Fellow Islanders   Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:02 am   Subject: empty nester
As soon as the snow melts and that usually happens in the first weeks of April. This fall the swamps filled up before the start of winter. With a normal snowfall, and a normal spring melt, they will ...
  Topic: empty nester
mikewhite

Replies: 33
Views: 28798

PostForum: Introductions, Meet Your Fellow Islanders   Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:30 am   Subject: empty nester
Some of the land is buildable and some can't be given away it's so bad.
I wonder when bidders will learn if they got what they wanted?
  Topic: TDS pulling the plug on fiber drops to our homes!
mikewhite

Replies: 3
Views: 5014

PostForum: BBI TOWN HALL   Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:36 am   Subject: fiber
Status report
It is late November, 2013. Creek is still here spicing fiber together. They melt the glass together using an arc of electricity. I'm sure they will leave shortly as the boat stops ru ...
  Topic: empty nester
mikewhite

Replies: 33
Views: 28798

PostForum: Introductions, Meet Your Fellow Islanders   Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:23 am   Subject: See Township
I think I mentioned before that the Township has office hours and is there to help you with any questions about planning and zoning. They can make copies of maps they have. They are set up to help w ...
  Topic: Old school house Picture
mikewhite

Replies: 4
Views: 4278

PostForum: Island History   Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:07 am   Subject: Sand Bay School
I got after Deloof for not telling me that he was taking down and burning the school. I told him that I would like to have taken photos of it first. He said that if I wanted photos that he had some. ...
  Topic: Wildflower Photo Field Guide
mikewhite

Replies: 1
Views: 2552

PostForum: Conservation Corner   Posted: Wed May 08, 2013 12:40 pm   Subject: Sorry
I'm sorry there is not a "real" book. With over 780 large photos, the cost would be over $150 for me. The best you can do is go to the Kindle Book Store. At the top of the page linked abo ...
  Topic: Ride Wanted
mikewhite

Replies: 0
Views: 2293

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:47 pm   Subject: Ride Wanted
Attention
Paul Stuart has asked me to post that he is looking for a ride down state around the 2nd or 3rd of May. It can be sooner or later then that. His home downstate is Owosso (spelling?). He ...
  Topic: Wildflower Photo Field Guide
mikewhite

Replies: 1
Views: 2552

PostForum: Conservation Corner   Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:51 am   Subject: Wildflower Photo Field Guide
Announcement
A wildflower photo field guide was recently e-published for Kindle. Identify that wildflower you see this spring. Here is the link>

http://www.amazon.com/Wildflower-Mackinac-North ...
  Topic: How is the water level looking?
mikewhite

Replies: 4
Views: 4232

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:09 am   Subject: lake levels
The levels fell quite fast last fall after most people left. A new record low came in mid winter. Since then the level has started to come back up following the normal trend line. It is very low. ...
  Topic: How is the water level looking?
mikewhite

Replies: 4
Views: 4232

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:07 am   Subject: water level
Hi Doug,
I was down at the dock yesterday. Took a board and shoved it down to the bottom off the ramp. It was around 5 1/2 feet there. The levels will go up from this point as it always does in th ...
  Topic: Fun Day 2010? Maybe not?
mikewhite

Replies: 10
Views: 27154

PostForum: The Test Drive   Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:07 am   Subject: Ice Cream Social
The poll that I see is the Ice Cream Social. That is put on by the BBI Historical Society. They began to incorporate a flea market into it last year. Anyone who wants to get rid of stuff can set up ...
  Topic: Ice Conditions Winter 2012-13
mikewhite

Replies: 33
Views: 19955

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:57 am   Subject: Too little cold to late
I think it is too little cold too late. The cold has not refrozen the open water. And as I write we are in a prolonged warm spell again. ( March 8 ), and daylight savings time comes this week-end.
...
  Topic: Ice Conditions Winter 2012-13
mikewhite

Replies: 33
Views: 19955

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:13 am   Subject: Ice Conditions as of March 2, 2013
A picture tells the tale. East winds along with above freezing temperatures, caused open water to penetrate the ice bridge to a point beyond the treeline at it's western most point.
In the photo I w ...
  Topic: Ice Conditions Winter 2012-13
mikewhite

Replies: 33
Views: 19955

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:40 pm   Subject: treeline installed
A treeline is installed after a few more days of cold weather.

6 1/2 inch minimum, but remember that the ice is never truly safe. It is not completed entirely on the mainland side.

Warm weather ...
  Topic: Ice Conditions Winter 2012-13
mikewhite

Replies: 33
Views: 19955

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:26 am   Subject: Ground Hogs Day
Getting back on subject again --

After the big thaw the ice has become weak and brittle. It kind of reminds me of an egg shell, it seems strong until you break it. The open water has invaded quit ...
  Topic: Ice Conditions Winter 2012-13
mikewhite

Replies: 33
Views: 19955

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:57 am   Subject: Ice Conditions Winter 2012-13
Getting back on subject. The ice has not gained much in thickness. It still is 2 1/2 inches or less out further. A big wind could take it away easy.
  Topic: Ice Conditions Winter 2012-13
mikewhite

Replies: 33
Views: 19955

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:45 am   Subject: deer
I posted on that exact subject on facebook, just before coming to this site and seeing your post.

The browse line everywhere in the cedars, at that time, was much more pronounced than now. They pu ...
  Topic: Ice Conditions Winter 2012-13
mikewhite

Replies: 33
Views: 19955

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:04 am   Subject: Saturday Jan. 26, 2013
Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013
Ice is 2 1/2 inches thick and warm weather coming.
 
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