A couple more pictures from my stillborn Michigan project. Regarding the top picture, you have to see it larger to read the sign (see below). I suppose the homeowner meant his front yard, but from where the road dead-ended it sure looked like he had posted Lake Huron itself. (Ironic that the four states surrounding Lake Michigan are currently erecting legal 'Keep Out' signs directed at the parched Western states, which keep eyeing Great Lakes water. Why the U.S. keeps allowing development to continue unabated in the desert states is beyond me—it truly lacks common sense.)
If you're interested in the Great Lakes, I recommend The Living Great Lakes: Searching for the Heart of the Inland Seas, by Jerry Dennis.