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New Michigan License Plate Wins Award

New Michigan License Plate Wins Award

The annual Automobile License Plate Collectors Association (ALPCA Inc.) Best Plate of the Year Award was recently announced, and Michigan's Mackinac Bridge license plate won with flying colors, according to a FOX 47 News article published online. The plate was one of 12 finalists selected from a...
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Obama Proposes Rule to Protect Great Lakes

Obama Proposes Rule to Protect Great Lakes

On Tuesday, March 25, the Obama Administration proposed a "water of the United States" rule that will clarify which U.S. waters are protected from pollution and degradation under the Clean Water Act of 1972. According to an article published in the Washington Post, the proposal would lead to str...
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Finger Lakes Boating Museum Finds Permanent Home

Finger Lakes Boating Museum Finds Permanent Home

Situated under Lake Ontario in the west-central section of Upstate New York, The Finger Lakes has quite the boating history — especially with locally-built wooden boats. The Finger Lakes Boating Museum (FLBM) has been sharing the region’s boatbuilding story since 1997. For years, th...
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BP Crude Oil Spills Into Lake Michigan

BP Crude Oil Spills Into Lake Michigan

The newly modernized BP Whiting oil refinery in Whiting, Indiana, set up less than a year ago to process Canadian tar sands, confirmed that a malfunction at the facility allowed crude oil to spill into Lake Michigan Monday, March 24. According to an article in today's Chicago Tribune, it is unknown ...
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Senators Seek Solutions to Asian Carp Concerns

Senators Seek Solutions to Asian Carp Concerns

In a March 14 press release, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown D-OH and 10 senate colleagues urged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to work on a long-term solution for keeping Asian carp out of the Great Lakes. Sen. Brown is joined by U.S. Sen. Rob Portman R-OH and nine other regional senators in ...
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Canadian Coast Guard Calls for More Icebreakers

Canadian Coast Guard Calls for More Icebreakers

According to a recent article published by the Canadian Press, the Canadian Coast Guard is sending in more icebreakers to help clear the frozen Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway in order to make way for freighters. There are already two icebreakers working on clearing the ice in the Great Lake...
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Don't Let the Cold Get You Into Hot Water

Don't Let the Cold Get You Into Hot Water

At Lakeland Boating, we're all about safe boating. As the ice thaws on the Great Lakes and boaters get spring fever, ensuring safety while on the still-cold water is priority Number One. Here are a few cold-water safety tips to remember when baring the elements in the early boating season. ...
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Congrats to Michigan "Clean Marinas"

Congrats to Michigan "Clean Marinas"

Congrats to the five Michigan facilities recently recertified as “Michigan Clean Marinas.” They are: Anchorage Marina, Holland; Belle Maer Harbor Marina, Harrison Township; East Jordan Municipal Marina; Grosse Pointe Shores Harbor; and Walstrom Marine, Harbor Springs....
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Study Raises Concerns About Grass Carp in Great Lakes

Study Raises Concerns About Grass Carp in Great Lakes

According to a new study by the University of Notre Dame, grass carp invading the Great Lakes could pose a potential threat and do significant damage to the Great Lakes. While there has been much focus on the invasion of Asian carp — including bighead and silver carp — that have...
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Lake Michigan Sets Ice Cover Record and Prepares For Flooding

Lake Michigan Sets Ice Cover Record and Prepares For Flooding

According to an article by the Milwaukee-Wisonsin Journal Sentinel, Lake Michigan set the Great Lakes record for the greatest ice cover in history. With the freezing water and rising Spring temperatures, scientists warn that the overwhelming amount of ice and snow could cause severe flooding in ...
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