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Kick Start Summer at the Chicago In-Water Boat Show

Kick Start Summer at the Chicago In-Water Boat Show

10-Jun-2013

What better way to kick off summer and the start of boating season than paying a visit to the second annual Progressive Insurance Chicago In-Water Boat Show, June 13-16 at the 31st Street Harbor in Chicago. The 2013 show will feature more than 150 power- and sailboats for sale, dozens of ven...
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Art Exhibit Commemorates Battle of Lake Erie

Art Exhibit Commemorates Battle of Lake Erie

16-May-2013

The 200th anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie — among the most famous naval encounters of the War of 1812 and the first time a squadron of British ships had even been captured — will be commemorated with a special exhibition this fall at the Toledo Museum of Art in Toledo, Ohio. ...
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Asian Carp More Prolific Than Originally Believed

Asian Carp More Prolific Than Originally Believed

15-May-2013

Experts have determined that Asian carp, the invasive species that threaten the $7 billion Great Lakes fishing industry and the safety of recreational boaters, are reproducing in more places and under a greater variety of conditions than previously believed, according to a recent report in the H...
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Dossin Great Lakes Museum Celebrates Re-opening

Dossin Great Lakes Museum Celebrates Re-opening

08-May-2013

The Dossin Great Lakes Museum on Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan will celebrate its grand re-opening May 17 from 6-11 p.m. The event brings together some of the city’s most prominent leaders in celebration of Detroit’s rich heritage to raise funds for the Detroit Historical Society, ...
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Industry Mourns Passing of Veteran Marina Owner

Industry Mourns Passing of Veteran Marina Owner

02-May-2013

B. Hardy Bedford Jr., 73, of Spring Lake, Michigan, lost his long battle with cancer on April 2. Bedford was a more than 30-year veteran of the recreational marine industry and former Michigan marina owner who loved the water and was truly passionate about boating. A resident of the tri-citi...
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Lake Levels Rise Slightly

Lake Levels Rise Slightly

21-Apr-2013

Water levels in Lakes Michigan and Huron rose slightly in the month of February from the previous month’s record lows, but they and all the other Great Lakes will remain far below average heading into the prime spring and summer boating months, according to a recent report in the Detroit F...
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SS <em>Badger</em> Reaches Agreement with EPA

SS Badger Reaches Agreement with EPA

01-Apr-2013

Lake Michigan Carferry has signed a Consent Decree with the U.S. Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that will require the SS Badger to end its ash discharge into Lake Michigan within two years time. “The resolution of this issue has taken far longer tha...
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Race to Save the <em>United States</em>

Race to Save the United States

01-Apr-2013

The clock is ticking to save a genuine American icon: The SS United States. This majestic ship still holds the record for the fastest transatlantic voyage from New York to England set back in 1952. Today she’s docked in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in a dilapidated state, in danger of becomi...
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133-year-old Steamer Discovered in Lake Huron

133-year-old Steamer Discovered in Lake Huron

09-Feb-2013

The 133-year-old, 283-foot wooden steamer New York lost at sea on October 1, 1910 was recently discovered in the depths of Lake Huron and its location brought to the surface by noted shipwreck hunter David Trotter, according to a recent article published in the Detroit Free Press. “We ...
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Asian Carp Take Up Residence at Shedd Aquarium

Asian Carp Take Up Residence at Shedd Aquarium

09-Feb-2013

A trio of Asian carp caught in Chicago, Illinois’ Humboldt Park Lagoon have joined the invasive species display at the city’s world-famous John G. Shedd Aquarium, according to a recent report by WBEZ 91.5 Chicago that was published on the station’s website, wbez.org. Nobody...
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