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#27196 07/19/01 06:09 PM
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Thanks for the chronicles I've been printing them to bring home for Dad & my girls to read. It's been great fun the girls read them out loud, then I have to explain why I'm laughing.

CJ


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I'm glad to see you've returned the Yoopers' homeland to them, but what, pray tell, have you done with Lake Superior, my dear CapK?

When the US invades Canada and adds the north shore of Superior to its dominions as the 51st state, I will be the very first to include the north shore of Superior into the map of the US.



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CJ, the nineteeth instalment should be available to you by midnight EST.

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When the US invades Canada and adds the north shore of Superior to its dominions as the 51st state, I will be the very first to include the north shore of Superior into the map of the US.

all these years we've been going to the "North Shore" to escape the summer heat in Minneapolis, and now I learn I should have been looking out for immigration officials?!
actually, it was the 4th of July celebrations in Grand Marais that really threw me off....


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include the north shore of Superior into the map of the US

There's an old geography trivia question: What pairs of states are adjacent both geographically and alphabetically? Technically one of the answers should be Michigan and Minnesota, but I wouldn't advise trying to drive it; Lake Superior can be awfully deep and awfully cold.


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Michigan and Minnesota, but I wouldn't advise trying to drive it

I have just been planning a trip to the Isle of Wight (Proms at Osborne House, tomorrow evening so we are spending the whole day there) and while trying to find a particular attraction on the Internet map, asked for driving instructions from my house in Portsmouth. It directs me precisely to the Isle of Wight ferry terminal in Portsmouth, without calling it such, and then says "take the unnamed road for 6 miles to Ryde!".
Which reminds me of the Autoroute CD which provided up to 4 alternate routes for journeys. The 4th alternative for Portsmouth to Warwick involved taking one ferry across to the Isle of Wight from Portsmouth and one back to Southampton, replacing 30 miles of motorway by two ferries and 30 miles of local roads! Since the ferry ride to the Isle of Wight is generally reckoned as one of the most expensive per mile in the world , I never did try that.

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I don't know if http://mapquest.com has ever gotten a mention, but.
michigan doesn't quite get any north shore -- click on "big map" and "zoom out".

okay, wow, I removed that wide link just for you -- the whole point of which was to show that there are 120+ american miles of the north shore of lake superior inside the great state (not province) of minnesota.

well, that's very wide -- I'll remove it later....


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The US EPA has a number of GIS maps and satelite images-- many that are downloadable.

http://www.great-lakes.net/gis/maps/ most are not as clear on state divisions as the map quest but it has a great collection of maps..and images..


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What happened?
It seems to have a mind of its own, this Post space .
WIDE makes me dizzy. Goodby!


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wow,

Two posts above yours tsuwm posted a very long URL. That is what widened the screen. He said he'd come back to fix it later.

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