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Rocks returning to Schoolhouse Beach

If you have ever thought about putting rocks in the mail, the Washington Island Police Department would tell you that you’re not alone. Earlier this week, the department received a small box in the mail filled with rocks taken from Schoolhouse Beach. Included with the rocks was a simple message: please return to Schoolhouse Beach. Taking rocks from the beach can carry a $250 fine if you’re caught according to the town’s ordinances and bad luck if you believe in local legend. That has been enough for visitors who have gotten away with the deed to bring back the rocks upon their return and as was the case this week, popped into the mail. Washington Island Chief Tyler McGrane advises to just leave the rocks be where they lie.

Schoolhouse Beach is one of five beaches in the whole world without sand.


Photo courtesy of Washington Island Police Department


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