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Alabama cops encourage drivers, boaters to think safety over holiday weekend

Opelika-Auburn News

Date: 7/2/2015 5:29:00 PM

Alabama Marine Police officer Mark Fuller climbs into his patrol boat on Lake Martin o n an overcast morning a few days before the Fourth of July, and slings on a life vest embroidered with his badge. He reaches to his right to produce a digital

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Kathleen Bower

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 7/2/2015 1:13:00 PM

Kathleen was born in Alexander City, Alabama on Feb 9, 1929. Kathleen was married to Robert Bower on August 9th, 1945; they were married 70 years. Kathleen was a homemaker most of her life. She worked hard to make sure her family was well taken care of

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Area boasts a wealth of Independence Day events

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 7/2/2015 6:33:00 AM

The cost is $5 and should be paid with cash or check. n A patriot boat parade will travel from Kowaliga Marina to Children’s Harbor and back. This year’s boat parade is sponsored by Russell Lands On Lake Martin. Or better yet, join the fun and captain

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ALEA AIMING FOR SAFE HOLIDAY: Patrols will be out in force on roads and water

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 7/1/2015 8:08:00 AM

While the Marine Patrol is looking after the boaters on Lake Martin and Alabama’s other waterways, the Highway Patrol is looking to keep people driving the roads safe. “We are going to target violations whose statistics suggest they are causing crashes

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Tommy Tuberville Net Worth: Cincinatti Head Coach lists former Alabama Home as for Sale

Realty Today

Date: 7/1/2015 4:42:00 AM

The house offers its future owners the opportunity to enjoy Lake Martin and its grandeur. The property is a 5,600-square-foot home that sits on a little more than 2 acres of land on an inlet of Alabama's Lake Martin. The lake is a man-made reservoir that

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• River: Tallapoosa River
• Length: 880 Miles
• Surface Area: 41,150 Acres
• Volume: 1,622,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 2,984 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 41 Feet
• Length: 31 Miles
Lake Martin is a man-made reservoir located in Tallapoosa, Elmore and Coosa counties in Alabama on the Tallapoosa River. It was formed by the construction of Martin Dam on the Tallapoosa River. The Martin Dam powerhouse is used to generate hydroelectric power for the Alabama Power Company. Construction on Martin Dam began in 1923 and was completed in 1926, creating what was at that time the largest man-made body of water in the world. Originally known as Cherokee Bluffs for the geological formation upon which it was built (which erroneously recognized the historic indigenous people of the area), the dam was renamed in 1936 in honor of Thomas Martin, the then-president of Alabama Power Company.

One of the largest man made lakes in the United States, Lake Martin is a popular recreation area for swimming, boating, fishing, water skiing, camping, and golfing. The Dixie Sailing Club operates on Lake Martin. Many waterfront neighborhoods and luxury homes are located on Lake Martin. The cities of Alexander City, Dadeville, and Eclectic are nearby.

Lake Martin hosts many events throughout the year, including fishing tournaments, a fireworks show on the Fourth of July, and the Alexander City Jazz Festival, an annual event every June in downtown Alexander City and at the Lake Martin Amphitheatre.

Lake Martin includes many popular attractions, including eagles nest, natural sand beaches, restaurants, camping areas and popular islands. The lake has several landmarks, such as the Kowaliga Bridge, and several marinas, but perhaps the most recognized landmark on the lake is Chimney Rock, a large rock formation that resembles a chimney. Chimney Rock is located several hundred yards away; the formation which most people call Chimney Rock is Acapulco Rock. The area was the Tallapoosa River gorge before Martin Dam was built, and the water is more than 150 feet deep. The spot is visited by thousands of boaters yearly, who park in front of "The Rock" to watch people climb up 60 feet and jump off into the water.

Lake Martin has become a weekend getaway for many of Birmingham, Montgomery and even Atlanta's elite.

Alabama has a lake of a similar name, the Logan Martin Lake on the Coosa River, but Lake Martin and Logan Martin Lake are not part of the same river system.
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