Our kids were swimming in JB last weeked. Was reluctant at first, the idea sat and then Started to wonder about all the things that have been dumped throughout the years and with sewage being dumped last weekend. We pulled them out and dinghed to Fords cove!
I know of WAY TOO MANY BOATS (sad to say) that pump out when 'the coast is clear'......
I didnt know until last weekend that the Moot was pretty bad. I guess it's just a matter of opinion.
I did learn one thing that has turned out to be true for at least the few men that i asked. Men cant walk and pee at the same time in the water. So when i asked a couple guys that were just standing there (not together) for a minute with that 'i'm not doing anything' look on their face, if they were peeing. They asked "how'd you know!"
Please do NOT swim in marinas.
most marina parking lots drain directly into the water.
that means road grime, and all the stuff from bottom cleaning and re-painting goes in the water. The chemicals in bottom paint to say the least is nasty stuff!!!
I used to swim in my parents Marina (sassy in Algonac) all the time. Can't be any worse than the moot. Plus no cig butts or broken glass to worry about. I believe most Marina say no swiming because of liability of people gettong run over and blocking boat traffic.
As for the people that pump out in the lake. Maybe someone should pump out in their beds.
QUOTE(spacelord @ Aug 21 2003, 03:51 PM)any tricks to getting in there?
I heard some areas down there have rocks to worry about... like getting into Fords Cove.
ford cove is a little tricky but i've been in there quite a few times this year without any problems. i use the depth contours on my gps as a guide. my buddy broke a prop there last year though so be careful.
as far as the swim area just south of the cove, there are no rocks and it gets shallow very gradually so it's pretty easy to anchor there. you'll usually see a few boats anchored there if you go on the weekend.
We used to park our boat in that little bay behind Metro and I saw people swimming there all the time. I did once and it seemed fine, I did it in the middle though, not like by the sea walls or anything.
Don't swim in canals in St. Clair Shores, there are some that are contaminated with PCBS. I don't know exactly which ones they are, I think they are north of 10 mile, but I just don't swim in any of them
QUOTE(gcalan @ Aug 21 2003, 10:48 AM)here's a map of a cool place to swim...
Is this considered Fords Cove? Not familiar with all the coves yet.
This would be perfect and close for us since we are at 9 mile.