BOLLES HARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A device used by the Army Corps of Engineers to study the dynamics of Lake Erie has been stored for the winter after being towed ashore at Bolles Harbor.
The Monroe Evening News reports ( http://bit.ly/1979miJ ) that the hightech buoy has weather and water-measuring instruments that the Corps of Engineers used to study the impact of harbor dredging disposal in the Ohio waters of the lake.
Ed Verhamme is project engineer for Limno-Tech, an Ann Arbor company that towed the $50,000 buoy ashore to inspect and store it. He says it's also been used by anglers and emergency responders to monitor lake wind, waves, water temperatures and currents.
The Corps contract is up, but the company hopes to find funds to put it on the lake again next spring.
Information from: The Monroe Evening News, http://www.monroenews.com