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EPA Raises 2017 Ethanol Levels

EPA Raises 2017 Ethanol Levels

01-Dec-2016

At the end of November, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reversed its previous course and announced it had raised mandated ethanol volumes for 2017. The final ruling will require 15 billion gallons of conventional biofuel be mixed into the nation’s fuel supply — which is an ...
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Smoker Craft Mourns John Babbitt

Smoker Craft Mourns John Babbitt

30-Nov-2016

Smoker Craft is mourning the passing of John Babbitt, the company’s international sales manager. Babbitt passed away at his home in Indianapolis in late November at the age of 69. In a statement, Smoker Craft called Babbitt a larger-than-life personality that will be sorely missed. Babbi...
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Biking from Lake Michigan to Lake Huron Now Possible

Biking from Lake Michigan to Lake Huron Now Possible

25-Nov-2016

The final segment of a 140-mile trail from Charlevoix, through Mackinac City and down to Alpena is now complete, making it possible for ambitious bikers to ride from Lake Michigan to Lake Huron. The final segment to complete the trail is the North Western State Trail (NWST), a 32-mile stretch from A...
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Lake Michigan Water Trail

Lake Michigan Water Trail

16-Nov-2016

The Whitehall City Council voted unanimously to support the official designation of the Lake Michigan Water Trail section from New Buffalo, Michigan to Ludington. ...
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Lake Erie Listed as Impaired for First Time

Lake Erie Listed as Impaired for First Time

15-Nov-2016

For the first time, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder have listed Lake Erie as impaired under the federal Clean Water Act. The DEQ labeled Lake Erie's open waters as impaired in its annual report to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)....
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<em>Antelope</em> Shipwreck Found Near Apostle Islands

Antelope Shipwreck Found Near Apostle Islands

14-Nov-2016

A group of shipwreck hunters have discovered the remains of the Antelope, a 187-foot schooner-barge that sank on October 7, 1897. The group calls the Antelope wreck one of the most intact sail-rigged ships found in Lake Superior, with two of three masts still standing, full rigging and the bow cabin...
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WWII Documentary Features Lake Michigan Aircraft Carriers

WWII Documentary Features Lake Michigan Aircraft Carriers

09-Nov-2016

Next month, a new WWII-era documentary on the Great Lakes will be screened near Cleveland. On December 2, “Heroes on Deck” will play at the Lakewood Civic Auditorium from 7 to 10 p.m., and include a speech by the film’s director, John Davies. The documentary examines the app...
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Michigan Boating Community Loses Dedicated Member: David Giffin, 1944-2016

Michigan Boating Community Loses Dedicated Member: David Giffin, 1944-2016

04-Nov-2016

In mid-September, the Great Lakes boating community lost David Giffin. He passed away at his home in Bay Harbor, Michigan at the age of 71. Giffin was involved in the boating world in a number of influential ways. He owned and operated Grand Isle Marina in Grand Haven, Michigan for 24 years. ...
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World Record-Breaking Kayak Trip Set for 2017

World Record-Breaking Kayak Trip Set for 2017

03-Nov-2016

Next March, one Missouri resident will attempt to set a world record for the most miles kayaked in a single year. Traci Lynn Martin will set out from Port Huron, Michigan on March 13, 2017 with the goal of covering 8,600 miles in 265 days. Martin is an expedition kayaker and ultra-endurance comp...
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Capt. Christopher Kelly Passes Away

Capt. Christopher Kelly Passes Away

26-Oct-2016

The boating community lost an innovative and good-natured member to lung cancer this summer. Captain Christopher Kelly — an award-winning multimedia producer and publisher, magazine editor and entrepreneur — passed away July 5 in Norwalk, Connecticut. Kelly leaves behind a long lis...
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