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Saturday, May 26, 2001 8:04 AM
This is just to let u know. becuase it keeps getting brought up. Lake erie is the most dangerous of the Great Lakes i believe. Rember the Ore Tanker that went down in the 70's. If a ship that massive cant take it. a single support has no chance. The Freezing Thing is not happening becuase their is a constant flow of Salt water.(The Salt Mining, and The Atlantic Ocean which all the Great Lakes empty into one way or another.) But it would get pretty could which would expand the supports, and then dispand them in spring which inst good for a support to go through. And the constant beating of waves and currents is also a problem just to construct. The supports to do such a feat would have to be massiive to take the battering.

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the return of Intaminrocks
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Saturday, May 26, 2001 8:08 AM
How about making a rollercoaster "Coast" around the island.
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Saturday, May 26, 2001 8:11 AM

Lol good one it is the Roller Coast
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the return of Intaminrocks
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Saturday, May 26, 2001 8:20 AM
Hopefully, they will take out the parking lot, out a new parking lot on land, and just have a lot more room for expansion.

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Let the bears pay the Bear Tax, I pay the Homer Tax.
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Saturday, May 26, 2001 8:52 AM
Cedar Point Does Not Have A Space Problem (TM).

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Matt Lynch
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
http://kennywood.coasterbuzz.com
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Saturday, May 26, 2001 9:29 AM

FenderStartocaster said:
"it would get pretty could which would"

One of my favorite Dr. Suess books! :)
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- Peabody
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Saturday, May 26, 2001 9:54 AM
LMAO Peabody! Good one. :)

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Everything above was my opinion.If you disagree,please respond in an intelligent fashion.But before you post,I warn you that some people say I'm just too smart to understand. Please take that into consideration.
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Saturday, May 26, 2001 5:28 PM
I think he meant Cedar Point couldn't built anything over the water.

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You are the Weakest Link, Goodbye.
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Saturday, May 26, 2001 6:00 PM

Lynch said:
"Cedar Point Does Not Have A Space Problem (TM).

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Matt Lynch
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard

" target="_blank">http://kennywood.coasterbuzz.com"



Lovin' it.

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WARNING: THIS POST MAY ACTUALLY INCLUDE SARCASM AND OR HUMOR. PLEASE CONSIDER BEFORE RESPONDING.
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Saturday, May 26, 2001 6:19 PM
i dont know if you anyone has read the other forum about this but heres what is said. Cp will never build anything over lake erie, not because its violent, but because laws restrict it and they would have to go through probably a five to ten year waiting period in order to even start building. They would have to contact various environmental groups, and even army corp engineers. So, no CP is never going to even attempt to put something over lake erie. It would just take to long.

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CP in 2002, get to the point
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Saturday, May 26, 2001 8:46 PM
It has nothing to do with laws... the park doesn't own the lake. I'm sure that they have a certain number of feet off of the beach they can call their own for the purpose of beaches, but that's it.

Here's the problem with building stuff on Lake Erie: It freezes. The ice can crush a boat like a soda can, what do you think it will do to something in the lake?

Anyone remember the walk from Sandcastle to Breakers in '98? It was mostly washed away from a harsh winter. Mind you, we're talking about tons of rock dumped there to prevent such a thing.

And what is the topic and the first part really about? Don't "u" members read the FAQ? What's this nonsense about salt in a fresh water lake? And if it isn't freezing, how are those fishermen walking out there every year?

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Jeff (who originally thought maybe the post was ridiculous and hard to read from drinking several adult beverages tonight)
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Saturday, May 26, 2001 8:54 PM
Ok, I need to make something perfectly clear. Lake Erie is not the most dangerous of the great lakes. Where did you get your information from? Mr. Fenderstartocoaster, the name of the the ship you mentioned I believe is Edmund Fitzgerald. 29 people died on board. The ship was made even more famous due to the song by Gordon Lightfoot. BTW, the EF sank in Lake Superior, not Lake Erie. Lake Superior is a lot more dangerous than Lake Erie. Lake Superior is bigger, deeper, colder and has worse weather.
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Saturday, May 26, 2001 9:18 PM
Correct PointMan - that event should stand as a reminder to anyone foolhardy enough to build a coaster of all things in the water.

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Chris (who notes that he needs to import "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" into a .wav file for use on a water ride in Roller Coaster Tycoon)
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Saturday, May 26, 2001 9:29 PM
All of the Great Lakes can be dangerous. I saw a special on Discovery Channel a couple years back with big ships and barges at the mercy of these lakes in bad weather. It is a scary thing at times. Some of the footage they showed reminded you of an ocean with a hurricane coming through.

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""Coaster riding is a disease and SFGAm is the cure!!!!!!!""
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Sunday, May 27, 2001 1:52 AM
"The ship was the pride of the American side
Coming back from some mill in Wisconsin
As the big freighters go, it was bigger than most
With a crew and good captain well seasoned!"


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Matt Lynch
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
http://kennywood.coasterbuzz.com
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Tuesday, May 29, 2001 2:36 AM
However,
If I remember right, East Tawas has a nice pier out on Lake Huron, and Chicago also has a pier or two on Lake Michigan. Aren't any of the facilities in the Marina permanent? Seems to me, the same technology could be used for other purposes, if you know what I mean.
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Tuesday, May 29, 2001 10:39 AM
There are plenty of piers and other structures out on the Great Lakes. A perfect example is the water intake crib offshore of Cleveland. That has an actual building on it. CP's Lighthouse Point has a pier going out on the lake. Things can be built on the lake, it's just very expensive as these structures have to be built to marine standards. If you look out onto the bay and lake, at the tip of the CP peninsula, you will see some large permanent towers. These are range lights, a tall one and a short one. Big ships line these up like gun sights to assure that they are in the middle of the navigation channel as they come into the bay. The same construction techniques that were used to build these towers could be used for roller coaster supports. But, like I said, it's extremely expansive compared to putting normal footings into the ground.
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