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Coast Guard Reauthorization Bill / HR3619

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Postby Grover1 » Sat Oct 24, 2009 2:18 pm


A lot here ... from a new icebreaker to the Presque Isle Lens ... From Soo Today

http://www.sootoday.com/content/news/fu ... mber=42402
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Postby LighthouseNews » Sat Oct 24, 2009 2:52 pm


“A robust Coast Guard is important for the First District, which borders three of the five Great Lakes and contains 1,613 miles of shoreline, more than any other congressional district in the continental United States,” Stupak said. “Support from this legislation will strengthen the Coast Guard and allow it to better serve Northern Michigan.”

I always have to laugh when Congresspersons mess up.
Last I knew, the First District is the Northeast (where I am) and the Great Lakes are in the Ninth District. Also, the Ninth District covers all the Great Lakes.

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Postby Ross » Sun Oct 25, 2009 5:39 am


All this time, I though our Portsmouth light was on the Atlantic, who knew it was one of the Great Lakes! :D 8O :twisted:
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Postby Terry_Pepper » Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:18 pm


Actually, I believe Congressman Stupak was referring to Michigan's First Congressional District, which is his district. It is the second-largest congressional district in land mass east of the Mississippi River, makes up 44% of the land area of the state, and contains the second-longest shoreline of any district in the United States.

The First Congressional District shows in yellow on the map below.
As you can see - it's has a WHOLE LOT of shoreline - maybe close to 1,613 miles :wink:

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Postby LighthouseNews » Tue Oct 27, 2009 3:05 am


Mmmff. Well, I stand corrected. Guess I can't pick on Rep. Stupak anymore. :oops:

Didn't even think about it being the First Congressional District. #-o
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Postby CHUCKX53 » Tue Oct 27, 2009 5:13 am


That's a VERY large district, to take up the entire UP and about a quarter of the lower.... 8O
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Postby ericlighthouse » Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:55 pm


If they hire 1,500 people, I wonder if they could paint Sombrero Key Lighthouse...it needs it.
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Postby CHUCKX53 » Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:51 pm


Yeah, and there’s plenty of painting that could be done up here on the Great Lakes, also….:idea:
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