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Lake Superior claims Saxon Harbor beach


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EXPOSED ROCKS are just one of the changes to the beach at Saxon Harbor resulting from higher water levels and an unfrozen Lake Superior this past winter. Iron County Forest Administrator Eric Peterson said the beach to the west of the harbor, above, used to be almost all sand.

HURLEY - With beach-going weather arriving across the Gogebic Range, the Iron County Forestry and Parks Department is warning residents Lake Superior has removed a considerable amount of sand from the beach at Saxon Harbor.

In addition to washing away roughly six of the stairs leading down to the beach, creating an approximate two-foot drop to the beach, the lake's removal of the sand has left the beach covered in newly exposed large rocks. The higher lake levels also mean sand that wasn't removed is underwater.

"I guess I just want to get it out there to people - this is the condition of t...

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