Ice Island Forms In Lake Michigan

READMOND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (March 8, 2013)--An ice island that formed in Lake Michigan off Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula is attracting attention.

Outdoor enthusiast Josh Baker said he and his family came across the towering collection of ice blocks Sunday in Lake Michigan off Emmet County.

Good Hart General Store Owner Jim Sutherland said cold weather and wind combine to build ice into mountains and caves.

He said it has been many years since he's seen such a large ice island form in the area.

It has probably been growing for the last six to eight weeks.

The ice island is the latest winter creation of Lake Michigan to draw looks.

Earlier this year, hundreds of ice balls and boulders the size of beach balls or basketballs piled up at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Park.

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