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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:50 pm 
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Hey all...Give Lake St. Beach a shot in Gary...they have a basic launch ramp right on the beach here. Whats nice about it is the water at the bottom of the ramp is only 2-3 feet deep, and there is beach space on either side of ramp....you can slide your boat off the trailer, and walk it to the sand only 20 or so feet away. This is the only ramp I've seen around here with this kind of setup..its PERFECT for for launching cat boats! There's probably about 10 or so Hobies that sail here regularly on weekends. They open around the middle of May once they dig the ramp out with a bulldozer...there's no harbor, so the wave action buries the ramp over the winter. I've been sailing here for the last 6 years, having a blast :)


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 7:37 pm 
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What no replys :roll:


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 8:17 pm 
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A couple miles east of the Lake Street ramp is Ogden Dunes, and we have an 18SX, and 17' Nacra, and a gaggle of 16's out. Sail over sometime and we can sail to the warm water discharge just east of the Port of Indiana...the water rushes out to the Lake from the electric plant...and it is at times 15 degrees warmer than the lake.

Email me at jwirth1 at comcast dot net


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 3:13 pm 
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anyone going to be out this weekend?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 6:06 pm 
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Yep...gonna try to get out both days....sailing out of (gasp) Gary at Lake St. :o


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 5:35 pm 
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:roll: Can someone give me general directions to Lake St beach? I *think* I kind of know the general vicinity, but have not been up that way in years! :mrgreen:

Thanks!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 6:49 pm 
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65 north to 20 east left on lake street will take you to the beach just so you know the will charge you 17$ to launch


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:51 am 
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I used to buy my license plates in Gary. They would look at the tag and charge me the city resident rate.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:21 pm 
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Just thought you'd like to know Highland had the highest snowfall in the entire Chicago area during the blizzard...23.9 inches...in 16 hours. Don't ya just miss Indiana? :lol: Hope you and your family are all well! :D


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:53 am 
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I remember 1967. Dad watched out the window as someone with a new car made several attempts to get to work to pay for it. He thought it was funny.

We had the Charlotte Harbor Regatta the week before your storm.

I don't miss it at all.

Jack


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:05 pm 
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I still remember walking down 41st trying get home! :D


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:53 am 
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What's the deal with Lake St. Beach? Their website shows that it's closed. http://www.in.gov/idem/6614.htm

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:32 pm 
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When I open the link on your link, it says that it is Hidden Lake Beach in Merrilville. Maybe check with the City of Gary parks dept.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:36 pm 
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Good call. I found the right link. https://extranet.idem.in.gov/beachguard/BeachDetail.aspx?BeachID=5

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:22 pm 
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I love Weko Beach and Greenbush Brewery


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