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#1 User is offline   yossarian 

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 04:53 PM

Trucks are rolling back and forth the center of Dickinson Island, What are they doing?
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Posted 05 May 2013 - 05:14 PM

View Postyossarian, on 05 May 2013 - 04:53 PM, said:

Trucks are rolling back and forth the center of Dickinson Island, What are they doing?


It has something to do with this.

http://www.miseagran...-fact-sheet.pdf

or they are preparing the landing strip for the spacecraft.
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Posted 05 May 2013 - 05:32 PM

View Posttcg, on 05 May 2013 - 05:14 PM, said:

View Postyossarian, on 05 May 2013 - 04:53 PM, said:

Trucks are rolling back and forth the center of Dickinson Island, What are they doing?


It has something to do with this.

http://www.miseagran...-fact-sheet.pdf

or they are preparing the landing strip for the spacecraft.


Must be a year behind schedule....

"and are constructing a third reef in the Middle Channel of the St. Clair River in spring 2012."

I wonder how much this is going to help the water levels in Huron and Michigan... afterall, this project is similar to ones proposed farther upstream. ;)
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Posted 05 May 2013 - 07:35 PM

they take all the dredging material and move it to the back of the island near fischer bay
barges deliver the dredging stuff and the heavy trucks move it around
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Posted 05 May 2013 - 08:45 PM

View Postsea urchin, on 05 May 2013 - 07:35 PM, said:

they take all the dredging material and move it to the back of the island near fischer bay
barges deliver the dredging stuff and the heavy trucks move it around


they are not that far back they are almost directly across from the house about 200 yards upstream from sassy's marina and have been dozing and dumping almost non stop since march. still have no idea what they are doing though.
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Posted 05 May 2013 - 09:53 PM

View Postmuciek man, on 05 May 2013 - 08:45 PM, said:

View Postsea urchin, on 05 May 2013 - 07:35 PM, said:

they take all the dredging material and move it to the back of the island near fischer bay
barges deliver the dredging stuff and the heavy trucks move it around


they are not that far back they are almost directly across from the house about 200 yards upstream from sassy's marina and have been dozing and dumping almost non stop since march. still have no idea what they are doing though.



I thought I just told you what they are doing..... :)
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Posted 05 May 2013 - 10:01 PM

If you dont want to take my word>>>


http://www.lre.usace...I/151777-MI.pdf
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Posted 06 May 2013 - 09:03 AM

open mouth insert foot. Posted Image must have missed that on my first skim through,on that note i stand corrected. but i still dispute the dumping area the approximate area the trucks are working is the light patch at the upper right of the photo near the point of dickinson while fisher bay is at the lower left . I am sitting drinking my coffee and watching them work before I have to go to work this morning.unless I'm crazy but thats a requirement at my place of employment.Posted Image Attached File  dickinson.gif (86.53K)
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Posted 06 May 2013 - 09:59 AM

you are right about the location,, they are staying on this side of the island alot this year,, i can see the trucks from my house also,,, and the workers go out from colony marina every morning on their pontoon boat
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Posted 13 May 2013 - 05:33 PM

I was working at Colony today and one of the guys from the island came in. I asked him what they were up to and he confirmed that they were indeed building a landing strip for alien spacecraft.

The only reason I am able to report it here is because I closed my eyes when he used the red flashy thing to wipe my memory. I've seen the movie, can't fool me.

The story they are telling everyone else is they are building a dyke for containment of the dredging material from various projects by the Army Corp of Engineers. The dock where they off load is on the middle channel. He said they are wrapping things up this week.
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Posted 14 May 2013 - 11:58 AM

View Posttcg, on 13 May 2013 - 05:33 PM, said:

I was working at Colony today and one of the guys from the island came in. I asked him what they were up to and he confirmed that they were indeed building a landing strip for alien spacecraft.

The only reason I am able to report it here is because I closed my eyes when he used the red flashy thing to wipe my memory. I've seen the movie, can't fool me.

The story they are telling everyone else is they are building a dyke for containment of the dredging material from various projects by the Army Corp of Engineers. The dock where they off load is on the middle channel. He said they are wrapping things up this week.


Is the landing strip going to be able to accommodate multiple operations, or is it one of those satellite sites that can only handle one craft at a time? I really don't understand why they build the satellite strips. When you are going to the bother, why not just build a complete facility? With the price of dilithium crystals funding should not be a problem.
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Posted 14 May 2013 - 01:25 PM

Speaking of Dickinson Island...I was zipping through a cut once at the Northern most tip of the island/marsh area surrounding it and almost smoked a deer. There is a small cut on the North Channel that cuts the corner of where the N. Channel and Sni meet. It is was about a foot deep and only as wide as my ski with about a 30 degree blind turn half way through. I was traveling from the N. Channel on my jetski with another friend behind me on hers. Just as I made the turn a deer jumped out in front of me a landed right in the cut blocking it completely. I nearly sh*t my pants. Just as I was about to bail into the reeds the deer took off.

The next time through that cut I ran aground. Haven't used it since...
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Posted 15 May 2013 - 12:32 AM

I know the cut you are talking about and can remember as a kid around 1992-5 running through there on plane in the cruiser having about 4 feet of water and ten feet of width. I can also remember taking the cut from the sni into mud lake around the same time period and dad swearing like crazy because there was a refrigerator in the middle of the cut about 6 inches below the surface he almost hit. not even enough water to float a canoe there now.
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Posted 15 May 2013 - 10:54 AM

View Postmuciek man, on 15 May 2013 - 12:32 AM, said:

I know the cut you are talking about and can remember as a kid around 1992-5 running through there on plane in the cruiser having about 4 feet of water and ten feet of width. I can also remember taking the cut from the sni into mud lake around the same time period and dad swearing like crazy because there was a refrigerator in the middle of the cut about 6 inches below the surface he almost hit. not even enough water to float a canoe there now.


I was just looking at that cut recently on a satellite view and vowed to try it this year in the Whaler...

I guess I may end up walking through most of it. Good to know about the refer if I ever do make it past the big tree near the beginning of the cut.
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Posted 16 May 2013 - 12:47 AM

now is the time to try it, i tried last august in my whaler and the weeds stopped me dead about 20 feet in and my companions decided they wanted to give up. would most definitely try it before the weeds grow up bad again. if you want a partner in crime for the trip let me know, want to try it again myself.
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