Distance: 217.14 miles
The beacon of Lighthouse Island gleams into the Northern Michigan night from its lonely vantage point three miles off
the south shore of Lake Superior. Lighthouse Island, or West Huron, is the second largest of eight islands
comprising the Huron Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Despite their small size, totalling only 147 acres, the
remoteness and primitive quality of these islands ha...
Distance: 223.71 miles
This site is a normally dry reservoir and dam built by the Army Corps of Engineers for flood control on Farm Creek. The immediate value of this dam is to store flood waters that would otherwise flood parts of East Peoria, IL, which is just downstream from the dam. It is also part of the overall plan of the Corps of Engineers for flood control in the Illinois River and Mississippi River systems.
Distance: 225.59 miles
Here, the Missouri, Mississippi and Illinois Rivers meet to form a 35,000-acre floodplain. The Mississippi, a working river, is also an environmental treasure. Historic 18th-century river towns, islands, bars, points, and bends create beautiful scenery beneath limestone bluffs that are covered by forests extending over nearly 20,000 acres.