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Alden Docks Photo Contest Finalist
Alden Docks
Alden Docks
In Alden, MI. On beautiful Torch Lake. Torch Lake at 19 miles long is Michigan's longest inland lake and at approximately 18,770 acres is Michigan's second largest inland lake.

The name of the lake is not due to its shape, rather, is derived from translation from the Ojibwa name Was-wa-gon-ong meaning "Place of the Torches", referring to the practice of the local native American population who once used torches at night to attract fish for harvesting with spears and nets. For a time it was referred to by local European settlers as "Torch Light Lake", which eventually was shortened to its current name.

According to local legend, Torch Lake was recognized as the third most beautiful lake in the world by National Geographic Magazine. The lake is noted for its exceptional beauty; its waters are unusually clear and exhibit a bright turquoise hue.
© Heather K. McFarland
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Janice Mezzacappa
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    Wow I can see why it is recognized by NGM it is stunning! The capture is superb Heather, such clarity and beautiful change of tones and colours in the water!! Great work!

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8/22/2009 8:08:59 AM

Tammy J. Russotto
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/19/2007

This is such a wonderful image. Everything about it is perfect.

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8/22/2009 11:26:57 AM

Dick  W. Wyatt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/13/2006

Great capture.

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8/22/2009 3:12:00 PM

Chris Schlosser
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/3/2007

Beautiful, Heather.

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8/24/2009 7:20:40 AM

Roxana H. McRoberts
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/27/2007

Another beautiful capture. Great comp and details.

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9/8/2009 5:07:58 PM

Linda Blair
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/14/2006

Beautiful finalist...congratulations!!!!!

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9/20/2009 6:52:51 AM

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9/20/2009 1:31:43 PM

Nancyj E. Hovey
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on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o)

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9/20/2009 4:49:51 PM

Bob D. Hall
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Beautiful shot and thanks for the info! Best of luck in the next round!

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9/21/2009 6:14:10 AM

Graeme yew Chow
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Beautiful lake and reminded me when I was there in Michigan. Thanks ! and congrats Heather.

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9/25/2009 5:34:42 PM

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