The Singing Sands of Julian Bay

Duluth’s Bob and Peggy Hom check out the “singing sands” at Julian Bay on Stockton Island in this In Wisconsin segment from 2008.



about 12 years ago

Park Point sands can sing after a good storm or when the waves get rocking. Try checking out a stretch of beach that isn't near a public access, after the waves push all the wood to a high water mark. It isn't a sure bet that you'll hear it but I heard them sing last summer on a couple of beach walks in between Lafayette Park and the Beach House.


about 12 years ago

That's pretty neat!


about 12 years ago

My new dream job: 'interpretive ranger.' This is great, thanks for posting it.


about 12 years ago

It really does sing! We ran into this last fall at Munising Michigan as well. The sand was really singing over there. We assumed it was a combo of the right fine grained sand and then temperature plays a role. Seems to be many factors that make it sing well.

Cory Fechner

about 12 years ago

A New York Times article on the demise of Steamboat Island.

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