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Hundreds of red flashing lights just south of Grosse Point Yacht Club Anyone know what they are??

#1 User is offline   Dante421 

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 10:17 AM

I was driving down lakeshore dr. yesterday evening around 7 pm when I noticed a few hundred red flashing lights about 1/2 mile off shore. They all seemed to flash simultaneously with about a one second pause. I though they could be some type of net but there were so many. Any ideas to what they are?
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Posted 08 December 2011 - 10:41 AM

...likely more than a 1/2 mile offshore.
There's a Wind Farm (power generating windmills) in the Canadian side of the lake.
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Posted 08 December 2011 - 10:57 AM

They were definatly this side of the shipping channel. We were useing the channel markers for reference.
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Posted 08 December 2011 - 11:06 AM

Definitely the wind farm. I see the every morning on the way to work.
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Posted 08 December 2011 - 11:30 AM

Saw a similar thing east of LA this week. Kind of annoying when they all flash at the same time, but at first looks cool.

There is an optical thing that happens in LSC and Erie over the water when the temperature is right that makes the turbines appear much much closer than they really are. If you search older threads you'll see the discussion.
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Posted 08 December 2011 - 11:43 AM

That might be confusing for people. I know when I'm navigating at night I look for the matching blinking green light when I see a blinking red one. :rolleyes:
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Posted 08 December 2011 - 12:26 PM

There are around 150 windmills, today, just the south of the south shore of LSC. (1.2 - 1 mile inland). From the Thames to Pike Creek. There are a mere 5 over near Mitchells Bay, too. (seemed like a lot, until last year)

There are many more all the way across that peninsula, over to Erieau. They plan another 300 on the LSC grid, according to a friend who lives in Tilbury. Have not built, because the grid can not take them yet. Over 1/2 the ones today, are not spinning, because they are not on the grid, either.

Yes, the lights are pretty in synch with each other. it must have been a clear night, when you viewed them. If there is any haze, they disappear.

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 06:14 PM

So when they start putting the ones up on this side of the lake are they going to flash green so we don't confuse the ships??

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 07:51 PM

Could have been those LSC manatees migrating for the winter....





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Just kidding around. I've seen those before too and asked a buddy who lives in GP about them. Same story, wind turbine. Actually pretty wild when you think about it.

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 07:56 PM

How far is this wind farm from Belle River ON.?
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Posted 08 December 2011 - 08:06 PM

View Postbradley, on 08 December 2011 - 07:56 PM, said:

How far is this wind farm from Belle River ON.?


Look like they are right there.

Per this article: http://www.dailytrib...fb121022705.txt

They are actually on the shore, not in the water.
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Posted 08 December 2011 - 08:07 PM

View PostJohn S, on 08 December 2011 - 07:51 PM, said:

Could have been those LSC manatees migrating for the winter....





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Just kidding around. I've seen those before too and asked a buddy who lives in GP about them. Same story, wind turbine. Actually pretty wild when you think about it.


Those look like the things that swim around in Munchies Bay.
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Posted 08 December 2011 - 09:57 PM

View Posttcg, on 08 December 2011 - 08:07 PM, said:

View PostJohn S, on 08 December 2011 - 07:51 PM, said:

Could have been those LSC manatees migrating for the winter....





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Just kidding around. I've seen those before too and asked a buddy who lives in GP about them. Same story, wind turbine. Actually pretty wild when you think about it.


Those look like the things that swim around in Munchies Bay.

I don't see any big toothy fangs though. I thought I heard they had them there.
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Posted 09 December 2011 - 08:04 AM

View Posttcg, on 08 December 2011 - 08:07 PM, said:

View PostJohn S, on 08 December 2011 - 07:51 PM, said:

Could have been those LSC manatees migrating for the winter....





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Just kidding around. I've seen those before too and asked a buddy who lives in GP about them. Same story, wind turbine. Actually pretty wild when you think about it.


Those look like the things that swim around in Munchies Bay.

Excellent! I can organize another series of Creature Watching events in Munchies. At this rate, between these and the whales we could have an event almost every weekend in Munchies!
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Posted 09 December 2011 - 08:17 AM

View PostStodge, on 09 December 2011 - 08:04 AM, said:

View Posttcg, on 08 December 2011 - 08:07 PM, said:

View PostJohn S, on 08 December 2011 - 07:51 PM, said:

Could have been those LSC manatees migrating for the winter....





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Just kidding around. I've seen those before too and asked a buddy who lives in GP about them. Same story, wind turbine. Actually pretty wild when you think about it.


Those look like the things that swim around in Munchies Bay.

Excellent! I can organize another series of Creature Watching events in Munchies. At this rate, between these and the whales we could have an event almost every weekend in Munchies!


All this talk about Munchies bay sure have made my mind up. I think I will be there ever weekend with all my cronies. There quite obnoxoius and loud so this will help in scaring these mystical creatures away.
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