A lot of people dream of buying a house on the water, and the Great Lakes state offers more opportunities than most others. Michigan’s lakes and streams not only created the state, but they also create a strong sense of place for people who visit and live here.
But the peace that the water gives can also be taken away. Waterside communities often face a serious housing shortages. Second homes and vacation rentals are claiming space, meaning even well paid workers can’t find a place to live.
WCMU hosted a Third Coast Conversation in Petoskey to discuss life on the water, and tonight we unpack that conversation and speak with local leaders about some of the challenges.
Portions of this program were recorded at the Petoskey District Library in Petoskey. WCMU's 'Third Coast Conversations' was funded in part by Michigan Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or Michigan Humanities.
At the event in Petoskey, two images were discussed, and related to issues of water and the Great Lakes. The two images are below: