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TowBoatUS Opens Sault Ste. Marie Operation

TowBoatUS Opens Sault Ste. Marie Operation

Captain Gordon MacMaster, who has years of experience navigating the difficult waterways of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, and Ontario, just opened a TowBoatUs franchise, offering boaters 24/7, on-water towing service in the region. The St. Marys River is a long, narrow waterway, running between t...
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ABM Hosts National Motor Boat Show

ABM Hosts National Motor Boat Show

The Antique Boat Museum (ABM) in Clayton, New York opens its doors to its newest and largest exhibit, “The National Motor Boat Show,” May 23. From 5-7 p.m., this free event is open to the public and tells the story of the first 50 years of motorboating, from 1895 to 1945. The Nati...
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Inland Seas Seeks $25K For Scholarships, Equipment

Inland Seas Seeks $25K For Scholarships, Equipment

Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA) (http://www.schoolship.org), a group that is working to develop environmental stewards and the next generation of Great Lakes scientists, recently turned to Facebook to collect $25,000 that would fund scholarships and necessary scientific equipment, accor...
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Great Lakes Historical Society opens National Museum of the Great Lakes

Great Lakes Historical Society opens National Museum of the Great Lakes

The Great Lakes Historical Society will officially open the National Museum of the Great Lakes Saturday, April 26, at 10 a.m. in Toledo, Ohio. Among the exhibits on display is the newly restored 618-foot freighter Col. James M. Schoonmaker (formerly the Willis B. Boyer). For more info, visit inl...
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New Underwater Finding Unearths Lake Huron History

New Underwater Finding Unearths Lake Huron History

Ever wonder what the people who lived in the Great Lakes region at the end of the Ice Age were like? A new finding from John O'Shea, a University of Michigan archeologist, says that the paleo-Indians of the day were likely caribou hunters, as evidenced by prehistoric stone walls designed for hun...
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The Fight Against Aquatic Invasive Species

The Fight Against Aquatic Invasive Species

There is currently a battle raging in the Great Lakes region, and it's happening underwater. Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) are infiltrating out Sweetwater Seas and weaseling their way into the Great Lakes ecosystem. Fortunately, efforts are already underway to combat the spread of these critter...
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Army Corps to Dredge Great Lakes

Army Corps to Dredge Great Lakes

Close to $18 million has been given to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in 2014 for projects in Michigan and Wisconsin, according to a recent article published in The Detroit News. About $3.37 million of that funding is designated for new dredging projects in Michigan, according to the artic...
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S.S. Badger Continues Work to Improve Ash Discharge

S.S. Badger Continues Work to Improve Ash Discharge

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

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

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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