Then in 1962 he offered a $3675 prize to first swimmer making Waukegan (same distance as MC along shoreline for better "viewing" potential) AND $10,000 to Kenosha. Dennis Matuch took Waukegan prize and Greta Andersen took $10K prize, followed by Ted Erikson who was given a token $1K.
In 1963, one $15K prize for first swimmer to go 60 miles from Chicago to Benton Harbor. Abo Heif of Egypt took the $15K prize followed by Ted Erikson who was given a token $1k.
Vicki Keith from Kingston, Ontario, Canada swam across Lake Michigan during the summer of 1988 as part of an event that saw her become the first person to swim across all five Great Lakes. She completed this task in a 2 month period and raised $548,000 to help kids with disabilities.
To date, Vicki hold's 16 world records in marathon swimming, and has raised over $1,000,000 to help develop programs for kids with physical disabilities.
A number of other people have swum across Lake Michigan, including a fellow Canadian Paula Stephanson, and American Jim Dreyer. Jim Dreyer is from Byron Center, MI. He crossed Lake Michigan in 1991, from Two Rivers to Ludington, and raised money for the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America mentoring program. He got involved with the program when he was in his 20s.
Jim Dreyer followed triathlon rules as opposed to marathon swimming rules and therefore wore a wet suit for his crossing. Wet suits are not permitted under the FINA marathon swimming rules, so although he was successful in the crossing, and was able to help kids in the Big Brothers and Big Sisters organization, his swim should not be compared with marathon swimmers like Vicki Keith and Paula Stephanson who follow marathon swimming rules and therefore wear only a bathing suit, and bathing cap and have their swims overseen by a marathon swimming governing body to ensure all rules are adhered to.
As of February 26, 2014 there is no mention of anyone ever having walked across Lake Michigan. There have been times where the lake froze over such as in 1904 where at least 90 percent of the lake was frozen but never to 100 percent where it allowed a person to completely walk over.
you can but it is unwise due to the size of the lake.
It is 80 miles across Lake Michigan from Chicago to South Haven MI. Arnold Nelson
Michigan is northeast of Illinois across Lake Michigan.
Michigan is east of Wisconsin, across Lake Michigan.
If conditions are right, yes you can.
Michigan (across Lake Michigan), Indian, Missouri, Kentucky, Iowa, and Wisconsin.
48-50 miles...sometimes you can see Michigan from there. werid!
To St. Joseph, Michigan, for example, it is 70-75 miles.
Michigan does not have a land bounder with the state of Illinois, but the northeast corner of Illinois is across Lake Michigan from the southwest corner of the state of Michigan.
The Deepest Lake in Michigan is Lake Michigan because Lake Michigan is the deepest part in Michigan.
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Assuming you are referring to Lake Michigan the neighboring states are as follows.... Directly East: Michigan Southeast: Indiana South/Southeast: Illinois
Whether the nearest part of Michigan to Chicago is close or not depends on your definition of "close". Michigan lies across Lake Michigan from Chicago. ---Chicago Harbor is approximately 22 miles from the Michigan border which lies approximately halfway across lake Michigan. ---At the closest points of land (Chicago Harbor to Michiana) Chicago and Michigan are 42 miles apart directly across the lake. ---Traveling by road is longer since one has to drive around the south end of Lake Michigan. From The Chicago Harbor to the Michigan state border with Indiana in between Michiana Shores, IN and Michiana, MI by road is approximately 60 miles
Yes you can, across Lake Michigan, and can only see the black outline.
What direction is Lake Ontario from Lake Michigan?
Wisconsin is not separated by Lake Michigan. Michigan is separated by Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.
Minnesota; Touches Lake superior Wisconsin; Touches Lake superior and lake Michigan Michigan; touches Lake Superior, Lake Michigan , Lake Huron and Lake Erie. Illinois; Touches Lake Michigan. Indiana; Touches Lake Michigan.
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Michigan is effectively divided in two by Lake Michigan.
Approximately 67 mi.
All I know is that it is either Louise or Michigan!