The Lakes Effect
Once youre out of sight of land for a while, you understand why they speak of offshore sailing in the Great Lakes.
Once youve been through a few sail changes, you might think of the prevailing wind as variable.
And once youve gone the length of Lake Michigan, you will be, in a small way, a veteran of sailing in the heart of America. I say in a small way because there is a lot of water hereone fifth of all the fresh water on the planetand they dont call them great lakes for nothing.
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