Artist and diver Polly Shaefer of Elkhart, Indiana, brings the fascinating art of lake bottom contour relief maps to By the Bay and its clients. This unique art form produces 3-Dimensional maps of lake bottoms. Using depth increments anywhere from 10 feet to 10 fathoms (depending on lake size and depth) these marvelous maps give a true representation of underwater land contours.
Using actual depth charts, these maps can be made for any public or private lake, as long as a depth chart exists. Each map is enclosed under glass in a honey-brown stained oak frame. Framed pieces can range from 12" x 18" to 24" x 48", depending on lake size or the scale of the chart. All lake bottoms are painted navy blue and the land maps surrounding the lake are a parchment color. By the Bay keeps an inventory of 24 different lakes at all times. The artist will also custom make relief maps for any lake upon request. Custom maps normally take 3-4 weeks to complete.
By The Bay stock includes Burt Lake, Crooked & Pickerel Lakes, Crooked Lake, Crystal Lake, Douglas Lake, Grand Traverse Bay, Higgins Lake, Inland Waterway, Lake Charlevoix, Lake Erie, Lake Fenton, Lake Huron, Lake St. Clair, Lake Superior, Little Traverse Bay, Mullett Lake, Orchard Lake, Torch Lake, Walloon Lake and The Great Lakes Chain.
Please call By the Bay (toll free at 1-888-676-7577) for more information on sizes, prices and availability.