Family destroys Lake Michigan home before nature gets it

A family in Allegan County made the difficult decision to tear down their home on Lake Michigan before waves collapse the dune underneath it.
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GANGES TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) (1/24/2020) - The owners of a home along Lake Michigan decided to demolish it before nature did the job in West Michigan.

Relentless waves and high water have scoured the lakeshore, destroying or threatening properties that have been in families for generations.

Helen Curtis-Foster and family members decided to bring their house down in Allegan County's Ganges Township, between Saugatuck and South Haven.

The house was just feet away from the edge of a collapsing dune. Curtis-Foster said “we were in the fight against time” and “it's a sad thing.” 

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