This image shows divers examining a stump rooted on the bottom of Lake Huron. The
drowned forest, located a few miles offshore from Sanilac, Michigan, is in 12 metres
(40 feet) of water. The site was surveyed by a joint project of Oakland University
(Minnesota), Inter-Seas Exploration Ltd. and the Great Lakes Division of the United
States Naval Sea Cadet Corps. Carbon-dated wood samples from the site ranged in age
from 7409 to 7936 calendar years BP (Before Present). Justification for this and
other drowned forests in the Great Lakes is that the forests extended out onto the
lake floor during a low stage but subsequently flooded when the lakes were refilled
by glacial meltwater. However, I believe their existence and subsequent drowning
relates to emergence and submergence processes related to shifts in the Earth's axis
as outlined in my papers at www.axialshift.com.
Hop-a-long Cassidy, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers have nothing over Bob 'Hoot' Gibson (aka 'Hooter'), shown here standing beside his yellow steed (an OMNR Long Ranger) and sometimes sidekick (yours truly, Terry Noble). Hooter has flown me around central Ontario on numerous occasions (sometimes in a BK or an A-Star). In this picture we are standing near the upper section of an ice-push/raised cobble beach ridge complex located in Lake Superior Provincial Park. We were stopped for lunch, which I always looked forward to as I often got to share his picnic basket. This may not have been one of those times though as he looks pretty svelte in his coveralls, which means he was in one of his dieting phases. Although we came from widely separated locations in Canada we discovered on one of our trips that his wife Nancy and I had been in the same High School class together. He was a hoot to fly with. (Photo:Phil Kor)
Superimposed on this NASA image is my rendition of sea level on the east coast of the United States roughly 10000 years ago. Its furthest extent up the Mississippi River Valley was to Keokuk, Iowa. Florida was submerged at this time. The shoreline, which tilts down to the north, terminates just south of the Potomac River, where it was truncated by a later level (not shown) that tilts in the opposite direction (i.e., down to the south). The intersection of the two levels is at roughly 370 feet, which puts the Washington, DC, area underwater at least twice within a time span that I roughly estimate to be 2200 years. I estimate that the latter younger level (7800 BP) passes through the 'second' pyramid at Giza just below the remnant limestone cap material, which infers that the pyramids are older than commonly believed.