Lake Michigan Water Pumping Station

Tuesday, 11th October 2005 by

Please note that some or all of the objects mentioned in this post are no longer visible on Google Earth or Google Maps.

A couple of readers pointed out a cool-looking pumping station (in the thumbnail) and another not-so-cool one, both in Lake Michigan. Presumably they are both involved in pumping water towards the nearby city of Chicago; Lake Michigan is the largest freshwater lake in the US and supplies the drinking water for some 10 million people.

Strangely both pumping stations come with a free plane passing overhead. What’s the chances?

Thanks: Jason, Stuart Reid, john, Phil, David Youse