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Anyone that frequently travels up/down the Detroit River needs to be aware of serious danger. On the Northeast side of Grosse Isle there used to be a light tower. Around that tower is a slew of shallow rocks. Most of you may recall this tower as leaning down stream for several years. I believe it was called that Mamajuda light.

Anyway that tower is GONE. What is left is a series of dangerous boulders, some of which are just breaking the surface. The last 2 tournaments, BFL & Jans, I ran down to Erie. Both times I stopped to fish these rocks on the way back up. Both times I had boats come up on them. The first time I luckily was able to wave off a fellow BFL competitor just in the nick of time. Yesterday a bayliner was not as lucky. He did not see me waving and smacked right into them. Following 300yds behind was another heading right for them.

If you are unfimiliar with where I'm taking about look on a map it is bouy marker 89. Stay in the channel , do not go outsided the green bouy marker or you will be in trouble. Be safe.
 

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Heads UP Alex, wtg. I'm just so surprised that who ever is in charge of marking hazards are not Johnny on the spot on something like this. I'll call and see what i can generate as far as getting that spot marked. Calling Army Corp NOW!!!!

h2o<--says this has got to stop now.
 

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They Jumped on it. Sending a investagator. Once again Alex wtg.

I called Army Corp of engineers, they said thanks and seem very concerned.

h2o<---is happy now
 

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I'm surprised it has not been marked in some way. I figured it would by now. I'm not sure when the tower was removed. I'm guessing it had to have something to do with ice damage, so it must of been in the spring. I've spent a total of a 1/2 hr during in the area during 2 trips and have seen 3 boats run at them with 1 running up on them.

I can't imagine how many more have hit them as well.

I was actually lucky during the BFL, on the way down I was looking for the tower because I know there are nasty rocks there and use it as a beacon. Never did see it and thought it was odd. On the way up I was looking for it again to stop and fish. Running up river I could not find the tower. Then I ran past the rocks and said "hey, some rocks, let's fish it". After a quick check of my GPS I realized the tower was missing. Checked my course from the morning and ran right by them. Luckily I was inside the markers.
 

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QUOTE(h2o @ Jul 12 2004, 09:50 AM)They Jumped on it. Sending a investagator. Once again Alex wtg.

I called Army Corp of engineers, they said thanks and seem very concerned.

h2o<---is happy now
Nice, I guess I should of thought of this as well.

But my guess is others have already called (as I'm sure there are some pist boaters out there) and they have done nothing about it. We'll see. Thanks H20.
 

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I see they removed one of the red towers in the St. Clair shipping channel also, but the rocks are there just waiting for careless tuna boaters. They have a floating red marker on the channel edge. The big rocks are 50 or 60 feet inside of that marker.

The next tower up is leaning pretty bad too.

I think the removed one was X36 and the other leaner is X40.
 

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The green one in the Detroit was pushed over by the ice and sat on a 45 degree angle for 2 years. This year it was removed. There is still a green bouy there and people should know the rules of navigation before they even pull up to the ramp. Red on the right going up river.....Red Right Up....pretty simple.
 

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QUOTE(DRP @ Jul 12 2004, 05:14 PM)The green one in the Detroit was pushed over by the ice and sat on a 45 degree angle for 2 years. This year it was removed. There is still a green bouy there and people should know the rules of navigation before they even pull up to the ramp. Red on the right going up river.....Red Right Up....pretty simple.
I agree DRP, but you and I both now what goes on our waterway.

Also these rocks are too close to the bouy IMO. If you don't line the bouys up right you could easily be of your mark on a foggy day and be in world of hurt.
 
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