Alden Docks

Janice Mezzacappa 8/22/2009 8:08:59 AM

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! #1171175

Tammy J. Russotto 8/22/2009 11:26:57 AM

This is such a wonderful image. Everything about it is perfect. #7877861

Dick W. Wyatt 8/22/2009 3:12:00 PM

Great capture. #7878313

Chris Schlosser 8/24/2009 7:20:40 AM

Beautiful, Heather. #7883274

Roxana H. McRoberts 9/8/2009 5:07:58 PM

Another beautiful capture. Great comp and details. #7926716

Linda Blair 9/20/2009 6:52:51 AM

Beautiful finalist...congratulations!!!!! #7959494

Tiia Vissak 9/20/2009 1:31:43 PM

Congratulations! #7962226

Nancyj E. Hovey 9/20/2009 4:49:51 PM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #7963365

Bob D. Hall 9/21/2009 6:14:10 AM

Beautiful shot and thanks for the info! Best of luck in the next round! #7966090

Graeme yew Chow 9/25/2009 5:34:42 PM

Beautiful lake and reminded me when I was there in Michigan. Thanks ! and congrats Heather. #7983929

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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.

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