Biinaagami is a multimedia, change-provoking initiative rooted in Indigenous knowledges. Through ceremony, mapping, inclusive storytelling, augmented reality, experiential learning, community water hubs and ecosystem restoration, Biinaagami aims to rebuild just and healthy relations between wildlife, people and place in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence watershed.
This status is based on the latest sample.
Swim Drink Fish Canada - Great Lakes Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as
test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide
on December 31st at 7:00 PM.
Water Quality Graph:
About Bay Furnace Recreation Area Beach
Bay Furnace Recreation Area Beach is a fantastic place for rustic camping. Be sure to check out the old furnace, a huge stone structure once used to make iron. In 1877, the town was destroyed by fire but the furnace still remains. There is a casino and excellent restaurants nearby. The area has gone by the name "Christmas" since the late 1930s.
Recreational public beaches in Michigan are tested several times a week, typically from May to September. However, some beaches are tested bi-weekly or monthly.
Officially, the water should be clean for swimming from May 1 to October 31.
Michigan beaches are posted when the geometric mean of 3 samples collected at the same time exceeds 300 E. coli / 100 ml or when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected over 30 days exceeds 130 E. coli / 100 ml.