Silently and stealthily satellites whirr around our globe.  Google uses satellite and other images to construct its Google Earth platform.  Clark Lake, like the rest of the world, is part of its path.  Every so often, Google Earth updates photos.  The most recent photo is March 20, 2021. Check to see who had their docks in that early.  The previous image was from summer 2018.  

  • March 20, 2021
  • July 7, 2018
  • October 13, 2016
  • July 25, 2021

If you’re interested in exploring more, viewing Google Earth on a PC with a good display is recommended.    Google Earth provides a wealth of information.  For example, run your cursor over an area, and you’ll get elevation numbers.  And of course, you can zoom in or out to your heart’s content. At Clark Lake, trees will block views, depending on seasons, but nonetheless, a session can be enlightening. Once done with Clark Lake, perhaps other areas will grab your interest, like area 51. 

Google makes these comments:

“The satellite and aerial images in Google Earth are taken by cameras on satellites and aircraft, which collect each image at a specific date and time. Those images can be used in Google Earth as a single image with the specific collection date…”.  Sometimes the “images are combined into a mosaic of images taken over multiple days or months. These images are displayed as one seamless image and the date may change as you move your cursor around the map.

The earliest Clark Lake image goes back to December 1985.  Through the years, technology improved.