When we were searching for East of the Equator, we spent a good amount of time talking to people. We talked to friends and locals in the Oscoda area, and I spent some time talking to my Dad. My Dad spent a lot of time on the Great Lakes - on the beaches as a kid and sailing races as an adult. I sent him some pictures and his feedback was simple: don't get anything, anywhere with a seawall.
He was right. So we didn't. Good advice. Thanks Dad.