Videos to watch

United by Our Love of Clark Lake 
Raft-a-thon III
Making the Move – Graziani Cottage
Merry Christmas 2019
Christmas 2018 – Raft-O-Rama
Thanksgiving 2018Sponsors
Fall Flight 49234 – 2018
Clark Lake 2017 – Four seasons in 15 minutes
Thanksgiving – 2017 Being thankful for Clark Lake (2 minutes)
Veterans at Clark Lake – Veterans tell you their own story (16 minutes)
Andy Scott’s Video – First published on Christmas Eve 2015, it includes two years of Clark Lake in action

DamCam

View of Clark Lake from the Palmer Dam at Ocean Beach  

Head-of-the-Lake Spirit Cam 

View the west end of Clark Lake 24/7 from the Township Park.

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Update on Clark Lake’s Electrical Grid

Update on Clark Lake’s Electrical Grid

An article published on this website on Friday (9/30) alerted residents to installation of new utility poles and transformers.  The article promised an update on why this is taking place. Photo shows new transformer being hoisted to a pole on Hayes Drive. The work...

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Eagle Point Drive Paving Monday

Eagle Point Drive Paving Monday

According to the Jackson County Department of Transportation (JCDOT), "asphalt paving work...is anticipated to begin on or after Monday, October 3rd."  Notice came in the form of a door hanger to residents along the partially paved area of Eagle Point Drive. JCDOT...

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Consumers Energy Work on Hayes Drive

Consumers Energy Work on Hayes Drive

Consumers Energy crews are installing a new utility pole on Hayes Drive today (Fri 9/30).  The photo shows a transformer being hosted to the pole.  They new pole will serve houses on either side of the road. Earlier, a contractor ran underground electrical cable from...

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Community Center Restoration Progress

Community Center Restoration Progress

Restoration of the Clark Lake Community Center continues to move forward, step by step.  Read on to learn about the tremendous progress made so far.  But first, a look back at how we got to today. It was a year ago that the Clark Lake Spirit Foundation accepted...

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Rain and More Rain – Then…

Rain and More Rain – Then…

After rain and more rain, then came this.  Here are two photos taken at 8:01 am today by Philip Hones from the north shore, west end.  What causes a rainbow?  NOAA says "A rainbow is caused by sunlight and atmospheric conditions. Light enters a water droplet, slowing...

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Debugging the DamCam

Debugging the DamCam

This website has two cameras operating 24/7 to give viewers a look of both ends of Clark Lake---the DamCam at the east end, and the Spirit Cam, at the west end.  The electronics that make it happen are complicated.  So, it's no surprise that they need some human...

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Stormy Weather

Stormy Weather

Yesterday's storm (Wed 9/21), though over quickly, was enough to trigger a Code Red warning from 10:46 am to 11:45 am.  Tuesday, lightning flashes certainly suggested a storm was on the way.  To be sure, Clark Lake received a pounding.  Diane Deming caught this...

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Sewers, Cannabis, Non-motorized Path

Sewers, Cannabis, Non-motorized Path

Sewer Rate Increase As this website reported on September 9th, litigation over the Southern Regional Interceptor (SRI) sewer bond payments has been settled.  Liberty and Hanover settled 18 months ago.  The remaining litigants were Columbia Township, Leoni Township,...

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Clark Lake Yacht Club Regatta Results 2022

Clark Lake Yacht Club Regatta Results 2022

The Clark Lake Yacht Club's Fall Regatta was three events in one this year---the Buccaneer National Championship, Sunfish Regionals, and the annual Clark Lake Invitational.  The Buccaneers were on the lake for practice races on Thursday.  Main competition was to take...

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Fall Regatta Update

Fall Regatta Update

Depending on wind conditions, the Clark Lake Yacht Club Fall Invitational Regatta continues this morning (Sun 9/18). The event this year is actually three in one, and includes 52 boats.  In the video below, Pat O'Harris, Yacht Club Commodore explains.  Also find out...

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Buccaneers National Championship Update

Buccaneers National Championship Update

The Buccaneer Championship Races were cancelled today (Fri 9/16) for a reason that every sailor will understand---no wind.  The committee has rescheduled the race for tomorrow morning at 10. Later on Saturday, the Fall Regatta is scheduled to begin.  The Buccaneers...

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Buccaneer National Championship Preview

Buccaneer National Championship Preview

The Buccaneer National Championship starts this morning (Fri 9/16) at about 10:30.  Yesterday afternoon, sailors gave Clark Lake a preview of what's ahead.  More than 20 Buccaneers go for the win.  With the right wind, the race will take place not only on the east...

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Watch Sailboats on the Lake

Watch Sailboats on the Lake

Starting today (Thurs 9/15), sailors take to the lake for a four day sailing weekend.  Practice for the Buccaneer National Championship begins this afternoon.  About 22 Buccaneers have arrived at the Clark Lake Yacht Club from places like Virginia, Wisconsin, Kansas,...

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Fatal Car Crash on 127 at Reed Road

Fatal Car Crash on 127 at Reed Road

Jackson County Sheriff's Department reports the car accident on US 127 at Reed Road yesterday at 4:30 pm (9/13) resulted in the death of a Ohio man. The department says 43 year old Benjamin Langenderfer was traveling southbound on US 127 South near Reed when his 2015...

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New Non-motorized Path Planned

New Non-motorized Path Planned

A group in the Brooklyn/Lake Columbia area is working on developing a new non-motorized path.  The group says the path would "allow for safe travel to, from and between the schools and connect the Lake Columbia and Clark Lake areas to the Village of Brooklyn.  The...

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September 11, 2022

September 11, 2022

Like the nation, Clark Lake remembers the anguish of September 11, 2001.  That morning started as any other day---clear skies on a crisp September morning.  But 2,977 of those who went to work in the twin towers, the Pentagon, or were on Flight 93 would never return...

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Sewer Bond Litigation Resolved

Sewer Bond Litigation Resolved

Longstanding litigation over the Southern Regional Interceptor sewer bond appears to be settled.  The litigants are Columbia Township, Leoni Township, and Jackson County.  Liberty and Hanover settled earlier. The argument has been over bond payments due because of the...

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Sign Up for the Sign – New Class

Sign Up for the Sign – New Class

Since the last time you looked, 11 new bronze plaques have been added to the Welcome to Clark Lake Sign.  The new class is bordered in white.  Online visibility of individual plaques will depend on your device.   The plaques are on the side facing the Spirit...

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