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Saugatuck, MI named one of America's Happiest Seaside Towns

Saugatuck, MI named one of America's Happiest Seaside Towns

Congratulations to Saugatuck, Michigan, which was named one of “America’s Happiest Seaside Towns” in 2014 by Coastal Living magazine! Readers can vote or rank the 10 finalists in order of 1 through 10 by visiting coastalliving.com/happytowns2014 (http://coastalliving.com/happyt...
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National Museum of the Great Lakes Opens on April 26

National Museum of the Great Lakes Opens on April 26

Need something to do this weekend that's family-friendly, educational and entertaining? Check out the newly relocated and expanded National Museum of the Great Lakes, organized by the Great Lakes Historical Society. The museum, scheduled to open Saturday, April 26, was uprooted fro...
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<em>Edmund Fitzgerald</em> Model Ship Spotlights Namesake

Edmund Fitzgerald Model Ship Spotlights Namesake

We've all heard about the Edmund Fitzgerald one way or another: learning about the vessel in history lessons at school; while drinking the Great Lakes Brewing Company beer aptly named The Edmund Fitzgerald Porter; or by listening to the Gordon Lightfoot song "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald....
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Congress Increases Great Lakes Dredging Funding

Congress Increases Great Lakes Dredging Funding

The Great Lakes will hopefully be more free to flow this summer. Congress recently added $17.8 million towards dredging projects in Michigan and Wisconsin, according to a recent article by the Great Lakes Echo (http://greatlakesecho.org/2014/04/09/congress-expands-great-lakes-dredging-16-project...
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Great Lakes Consumers See Fall In Gas Price

Great Lakes Consumers See Fall In Gas Price

What’s worse than a seemingly endless winter, bitter-cold temperatures and bone-chilling amounts of ice on the Great Lakes? High gas prices, of course. Last week, Great Lakes residents faced some of the steepest gas prices in the entire nation. According to a report by GasBuddy, ...
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Lawmakers Ask Congress to Reject Budget Cut Proposal to Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Lawmakers Ask Congress to Reject Budget Cut Proposal to Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Last month, the Obama administration caused quite the uproar among Great Lakes environmentalists when it proposed budget cuts to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, reducing the budget from $300 million to $275 million. On April 8, a bipartisan group of 46 House lawmakers, including six ...
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White Lake Removed From "Toxic Hot Spot" List

White Lake Removed From "Toxic Hot Spot" List

White Lake, an inland lake on the western coast of Michigan just north of Muskegon, is a beautiful 7-mile-long body of water that flows into Lake Michigan. It has the reputation of being a relaxing vacation destination, but, sadly, it also had the dubious distinction of being one of 14 “toxic ...
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Lawmakers Ask For Critical Lake Erie Dredging

Lawmakers Ask For Critical Lake Erie Dredging

When it comes to the backbone of Ohio's economic needs, Lake Erie and the surrounding Great Lakes carry of lot of the weight. Now, according to a recent press release on U.S. Sen Rob Portman's website (http://www.portman.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=b4a503b4-a0e7-4ce3-b7cc-a1dc2...
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On Thick Ice

On Thick Ice

For the first time in 35 years, the Great Lakes are almost completely frozen over. This picture, taken February 9 at Chicago’s Montrose Harbor, shows the vast expanses of ice that cover the familiar Lake Michigan surface. As of February 13, it was estimated that 88.4 percent of the five bi...
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Navigating the Apostle Islands’ Ice Caves

Navigating the Apostle Islands’ Ice Caves

Since news spread around the globe that the ice caves of Wisconsin's Apostle Islands National Lakeshore are accessible for the first time in 5 years, more than 76,000 people have flocked to the area since January 15 to experience the impressive natural wonders, dripping with frozen reminders of ...
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