Beaches on Superior and Michigan – “Back in the Day”
Posted on: June 14, 2018


Oak Street Beach, Chicago.
Oak Street Beach, Chicago, 1939. (Photo: (

Superior’s waters are cold but that doesn’t mean people don’t swim there. They’ve been doing it for a long, long time. As for Lake Michigan, with its more populated shoreline, beaches packed with swimmers have been common for decades.

A June 8th article on Mlive provides a photographic history of swimming in Michigan, on both Lakes Superior and Michigan.

View the historic photogaphs in the MLive article entitled, “See What a Michigan Beach Day Looked Like 100 Years Ago.

Enjoy swimming the big lakes this summer and stay safe.

Related: May 1st, 2017 Infosuperior post: “Statistics Show Spike in Lake Superior Drownings



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