26 episodes

Love the Great Lakes? Join Allison Devereaux as she explores the largest freshwater system on earth. Unsalted: a podcast for people who live, work and play on the Great Lakes.

Unsalted Great Lakes Allison Devereaux

    • Science
    • 4.9 • 39 Ratings

Love the Great Lakes? Join Allison Devereaux as she explores the largest freshwater system on earth. Unsalted: a podcast for people who live, work and play on the Great Lakes.

    The Christmas Tree Ship

    The Christmas Tree Ship

    Who was Captain Santa? Ellen Kennedy from the National Museum of the Great Lakes tells us about the sinking of the Rouse Simmons in Lake Michigan, with a crew and 5500 Christmas trees on board. 
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    • 12 min
    Pop the champagne, the lake trout are making babies

    Pop the champagne, the lake trout are making babies

    Conservationists are trying to bring back the lake trout to Lake Erie. After decades of stocking, they made a new discovery: fry. Pop the champagne, because these baby trout show the adult population is breeding. Jim Markham, Senior Aquatic Biologist at New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, tells us the story of lake trout recovery. 

    • 19 min
    Lifeguarding on Lake Huron

    Lifeguarding on Lake Huron

    In his 24 years on Grand Bend's Beach Patrol, lifeguard Scott Ruddle has seen a lot. He talks about life in the tower at one of the lake's busiest beaches. 

    • 21 min
    Don’t be a nurdle: Great Lakes plastics

    Don’t be a nurdle: Great Lakes plastics

    We've seen plastic swirling around the ocean, but how much is in the Great Lakes? Meet Eddie Olshansky, a kayaker on the Cuyahoga River who is reeling in trash. We're also joined by Patricia Corcoran, an earth scientist at Western University.  

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    • 20 min
    Chicago's Great Lake Jumper

    Chicago's Great Lake Jumper

    It started as a hangover cure, but Dan O’Conor ended up jumping in Lake Michigan every day for a year straight. 365 days, 365 jumps.

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    • 19 min
    From Hawaii to the Great Lakes

    From Hawaii to the Great Lakes

    Oahu surfer Timmy Matthews traded the Pacific Ocean for Lake Ontario.

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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

beet junky ,

Interesting and educational stories with entertaining storytelling

The Great Lakes are so huge yet largely ignored. This podcast sheds a light on so many interesting activities that surround these lakes that are a subtle but substantial part of our continent. Highly recommended!

tylerhessel ,

Fresh water friend

New listener, enjoy the unique stories of our Great Lakes.

Belated Bees ,

Top notch

Just a few episodes in and already amazed by these stories from in and around the lakes. Interesting guests and a stellar host and interviewer. Recommended!

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