We live at the junction of 2 Great Lakes: Erie & Huron. I remember in 1999 when I first saw Lake Erie thinking "that's not a Lake, that's the Ocean...someone's made a mistake here". It's amazing to stand on the beach and not be able to see any land, and know that it is still a lake. On a very clear day you can faintly make out the slightest hint of distant Cleveland. But not on this day.
What we found instead was this very cool chair. I couldn't wait to bring it home, and I had to ask myself: "does this classify as removing flora and/or fauna from our beaches?" ... I made an executive decision (I'm the only one capable of those in our family - it's all on me, so if the police ever knock on the door I'll be making the executive decision to point my finger at my husband) and decided that no, it's not protected by some weird law and there cannot possibly be wildlife living in it other than what might be leftover from last weekend's beach party. So now this chair looks even better in my garden next to a birdbath.
After about an hour of throwing stones into the water (my husband is a superb specimen of stone-skipping-skillmanship) we saw the strangest sight: The Canadian Military! I know, I know, we thought that they were off doing important things somewhere else in the world, too - because we've NEVER seen them around here. So of course, we had to stop a soldier and ask him what the hell he was doing on our little patch of heaven. "Border Patrol" was the answer. Then we had to ask him if he had the safety "on" on his weapon. I think the answer was something like "it doesn't have a safety" or similar to that anyway.
I decided to wait until they were out of sight before shuffling my acquisition off the beach.