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                                                                                                     November 14, 2014

High Water in November
The water level is still rising on the Great Lakes and on Douglas Lake, but the Great Lakes' forecast shows water level declining over the winter. The DL water level is currently about 714.1 ft. Some may remember the record high on Douglas Lake in 1985 of 714.94 ft. 

The US Army Corps of Engineers posts Great Lakes Water Level information on the internet.  There you will see that Lakes Michigan and Huron are slightly rising now, but are forecast to decline 2 inches over the next 30 days. 

For more information, check out the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website. Click here.

Douglas Lake merchandise                    The ONLINE store is OPEN

DL flag  •  clothing  •  caps  •  visors  •  notecards
Christmas ornament  •  wine glasses  •  cookbook  •  jean shirt
Douglas Lake calendars with images from our members!

shipping begins November 21  • click the image above to enter the store
Calendar shows DL beauty through the eyes of members
Last April our merchandise manager, Marilyn Kelemen, issued an online call for artwork of Douglas Lake for a 2015 DL calendar.  It was a late start to gather entries, make selections, and assemble the calendar, but the job got done. The printed calendar with images from 27 people arrived in time for the July 4th merchandise sale.

Sue Klaas made the cover of the 2015 calendar Our Northern Paradise with her sunrise sailboat photograph.  One image is a painting from Eleanor Smith, granddaughter of Frank and Gail Beaver.  The rest of the selected images are from Maisean Anderson-Simpson, Julie Beaver, Dennis and Kathy Buchweitz, Karen Conover, Susan Eberhardt, Anne Gaunt, Holly Gedert, Margaret Gilbertson, Jim Hodgson, Jay Hodgson, Laura Hoffman, Frank Hunter, Wendy Judson, Ron Kelemen, Marilyn Kelemen, Gwen Kuehn, Bree Conover Moore, Linda Orlow, Jodie Schweiger, Eleanor Smith, Lauri Spencer, Karen Spezia, Ferris Todd, Joe Trimpe, and Kathy Vaughan.

The main issues we had with this year’s submissions were low file resolution and blurry images.  These problems can be prevented by setting your file size setting higher and holding the camera steady when taking the picture.  Gently squeeze the shutter button to reduce camera movement when the shutter releases.  Tripods for light weight cameras are inexpensive and are recommended for low light conditions.  Using the camera’s self-timer option will eliminate camera shake since the shutter will release without anyone touching the camera.

See the upcoming newsletter for information about a 2016 calendar.
Douglas Lake Newsletter coming next week
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