Sunday, January 13, 2013

the Rouge River Itself

The Rouge River stretches for 127 miles from Rochester Hills, Michigan until it passes Zug Island and enters the Detroit River.
 At one time, this was one of the more polluted rivers in the United States.  It caught fire in 1969 and when they were doing Landsat, it wasn't even recognizable as a river.  There have been some efforts to clean it up but as you can see, there is alot of work to do.
 I guess it doesn't help that it runs through one of the heavily industrialized areas in the country.  It also doesn't
In the last post, you saw the seagulls folling the Tregurtha...this is why.  The blades of her propellor make a good food processor.

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