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S.S. Badger Continues Work to Improve Ash Discharge

S.S. Badger Continues Work to Improve Ash Discharge

05-May-2014

The beloved old-style “bell boat” and last Great Lakes coal-fueled car ferry, the S.S. Badger, is undergoing some radical improvements. The 411-foot Badger, now in its 60th year of service, travels between Ludington, Michigan and Manitowoc, Wisconsin and has proven a vital link for Great...
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Lake Michigan Water Levels Rebounding

Lake Michigan Water Levels Rebounding

02-May-2014

According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Lake Michigan water levels are on the rise and will continue rising come spring and summer. Just one year ago, in January 2013, lake levels were at an all-time low, plummeting 28 inches below average. Following a seemingly endless winter, ...
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Door County Maritime Museum Hosts "Missions of the U.S. Coast Guard" Exhibit

Door County Maritime Museum Hosts "Missions of the U.S. Coast Guard" Exhibit

28-Apr-2014

Ice breaking, maritime law enforcement, homeland security and search and rescue — sounds like a HBO televisions series, but really it's the everyday responsibilities of the United States Coast Guard (USCG) featured in the "Missions of the U.S. Coast Guard" exhibit at the Door County Mariti...
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Chicago North Side Awarded $1M in Grants for Green Infrastructure

Chicago North Side Awarded $1M in Grants for Green Infrastructure

28-Apr-2014

The future of Lake Michigan is looking bright! The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on April 26 that two grants totaling $1 million have been awarded to Chicago's North Side and will focus on improving the water quality of Lake Michigan, according to an article published onli...
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Saugatuck, MI named one of America's Happiest Seaside Towns

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

24-Apr-2014

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

23-Apr-2014

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

17-Apr-2014

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

15-Apr-2014

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

11-Apr-2014

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

10-Apr-2014

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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