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Racine Mayor Resigns, Leads Great Lakes Group

Racine Mayor Resigns, Leads Great Lakes Group

26-Jun-2017

John Dickert, mayor of Racine, Wisconsin, will step down from his position later this year to lead the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative — a group of city leaders working to “restore and protect” the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River. Dickert will be the Cities Initia...
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Lake Erie Shipwreck Guide Updated

Lake Erie Shipwreck Guide Updated

22-Jun-2017

Due to its shallow depth and severe storms, Lake Erie has claimed more than 1,700 ships, 300 of which have been found. Divers and snorkelers interested in exploring these shipwrecks can now check out an updated version of the Lake Erie Shipwrecks & Maritime Tales brochure, a free guide to shipwr...
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Line 5 Oil Pipeline Has Had 29 Known Spills

Line 5 Oil Pipeline Has Had 29 Known Spills

15-Jun-2017

The Enbridge Energy Line 5 Oil Pipeline — which runs through Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas, crossing under the Straits of Mackinac — is in hot water yet again. The National Wildlife Federation recently released records of spills, ruptures, and equipment failur...
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Lake Superior Water Trail Opens

Lake Superior Water Trail Opens

13-Jun-2017

The Trans Canada Trail grew a bit longer this month with the opening of a new section along the north shore of Lake Superior. The newly-opened 1,000 km water path is called the Lake Superior Water Trail, and runs from Gros Cap Marina Park near Sault Ste. Marie to Thunder Bay’s Fisherman’...
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Toledo Beach now a Clean Marina

Toledo Beach now a Clean Marina

03-Jun-2017

The Toledo Beach Marina is now certified as a Michigan Clean Marina, demonstrating its dedication to the Great Lakes and the surrounding environment. Congratulations! ...
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Thirteen Miles of Lake Superior Shoreline Protected

Thirteen Miles of Lake Superior Shoreline Protected

02-Jun-2017

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has purchased one of the last privately owned, undeveloped shorelines between Duluth, Minnesota, and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Known as Big Trout Bay, the property is located just 45 minutes from Thunder Bay, on the shores of Lake Superior. The 2,517-acre pr...
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Senators Propose Pipeline Safety Legislation

Senators Propose Pipeline Safety Legislation

01-Jun-2017

U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) are again advocating for pipeline safety in the Great Lakes with a new package of bills introduced late last month. In 2015, Senators Peters and Stabenow introduced pipeline legislation that was signed into law as the PIPES Act. &ldquo...
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Industry Saddened by Passing of Dan Robinson

Industry Saddened by Passing of Dan Robinson

24-May-2017

The marine industry and Smoker Craft team had to say goodbye to a vibrant member this year. Dan Robinson, the regional sales director for Smoker Craft, passed away at 48 after a battle with cancer. “Dan was a valuable member of the Smoker Craft team,” the company says in a statemen...
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Bill Looks to Repeal Ballast Water Regulations

Bill Looks to Repeal Ballast Water Regulations

23-May-2017

After a long battle in state and federal government, a new bill is threatening to roll back rules on ballast water pollution. The shipping and cargo industry is pushing the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA) in Congress, which would eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) aut...
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Evinrude Employees Celebrate Earth Day

Evinrude Employees Celebrate Earth Day

15-May-2017

A number of Evinrude employees celebrated this Earth Day by participating in Milwaukee Riverkeeper’s 22nd Annual Spring River Cleanup. The cleanup event took place over a weekend in late April and saw more than 4,000 volunteers picking up trash along the Milwaukee River Basin. “...
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