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post #7 of Old 12-10-2019
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Re: The low-down on Lake Michigan

I've posted this link before. It's not Lake Michigan, but it's the Mississippi in Minnesota which is even colder:
The Real Houseboats of the Mississippi

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His worst winter was when the sewage pump froze. On a boat, toilets don't flush the way they do in a condo. Instead, every few weeks, residents hook up a hose to their sewage tanks to "pump out." And one balmy November, someone on the dock forgot to drain the pump when he was done. The next person who went to use it found it frozen.

"We put propane heaters around it, we did everything we could," says Cherveny. "But nothing worked."

Until a brief February warm spot two months later, no one could use the bathroom in their house, and a line of live-aboards ran down the block to the Holiday first thing every morning.

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