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Summer fun (mixed with ice) on Lake Superior


The record-setting cold that gripped Michigan last winter continues to leave its mark. There are still ice floes showing up on the shore of Lake Superior.  

Maybe you’ve seen the pictures on social media and wondered if they were even real.

But it’s true.

Some of the warmest temperatures of the year are drawing people to the beach in the Upper Peninsula, where over the weekend they found abundant icefloating just offshore at Marquette.

Pat Black is executive director of the Marquette County Convention and Visitors Bureau. She says the ice has "become kind of a tourist thing."

Black says people are turning out to get a look at a phenomenon they see "won't see again anytime soon."

National Weather Service says ice this late on the lake happens once every 15 to 20 years.

Vincent Duffy has been news director at Michigan Public since May 2007.
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