As an East and West Coast sea glass hunter I never considered the Great Lakes as a source for sea glass. That is until I attended my first sea glass festival in Erie, Pennsylvania on the shores of Lake Erie, home to a thriving society of sea glass collectors.
Although the supply here is diminishing, as it is elsewhere, the beaches along the Great Lakes have been fertile ground for sea glass collecting.
In this area the medium is more commonly referred to as “beach glass” which makes perfect sense because the glass was dumped in a lake, not in the ocean.
This story from the Chicago Tribune reinforces the premise that the source of the glass doesn’t matter to the avid collector. Whether it is from a lake or from the ocean, beach found sea glass continues to thrill and delight those who are lucky enough to find it. Enjoy.
Beachcombers’ hunt for Lake Michigan gems reveals beauty on variety of levels. In between yoga classes, she combs the North Side beaches along Lake Michigan almost every day, no matter the season. Warner, 34, acknowledges … “It allows me to have more creative thoughts and allows for more metalworking techniques. Beachcombers’ hunt for Lake Michigan gems reveals beauty on variety of levels – Chicago Tribune
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