From Geo Hashing
|Milwaukee, WI||Muskegon||Big Rapids|
|Kenosha, WI||Holland, Michigan||Grand Rapids|
|Chicago, IL||South Bend, IN||Fort Wayne, IN|
The possibility of a becoming a Pirate is high as large parts of the area is covered by Lake Michigan. The option of becoming a Water Geohash Pirate, on a real Pirate Ship  is also there, it doesn't get any better than that!