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Sterndrive Inventor Passes

Sterndrive Inventor Passes

02-May-2018

Charles D. Strang, Jr. is credited with drawing up the first design for the sterndrive engine, which is today an industry staple. Strang, Jr. passed away on March 11, 2018 at the age of 96. Strang grew up in Brooklyn and graduated from the Polytechnic University of Brooklyn with a degree in mechanic...
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Barletta Pontoon Boats Come to Spring Brook Marina

Barletta Pontoon Boats Come to Spring Brook Marina

01-May-2018

Spring Brook Marina in Seneca, Illinois is bringing Barletta Pontoon boats to its sales floor just as the 2018 boating season kicks into high gear. Barletta Pontoon Boats are new to the market this year, having launched in January 2018. Located in Middlebury, Indiana, the Barletta team is m...
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States, Ontario Join Coalition to Fight Carp

States, Ontario Join Coalition to Fight Carp

27-Apr-2018

Last year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a draft plan to prevent Asian carp from entering Lake Michigan and the Great Lakes. So far, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and Ontario have joined the Great Lakes Basin Partnership to Block Asian Carp, in order to help cover the costs of the proposed p...
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Reintroducing Lake Sturgeon to Erie

Reintroducing Lake Sturgeon to Erie

26-Apr-2018

Officials at the Toledo Zoo in Ohio are hopeful that a new fish hatchery on the Maumee River will help reestablish the lake sturgeon population in Lake Erie. The Maumee River is one of Lake Erie’s largest tributaries and was the spawning location for an abundant population until the spec...
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Thousands Gather in Fight to Decommission Mackinac Pipeline

Thousands Gather in Fight to Decommission Mackinac Pipeline

26-Apr-2018

Thousands of concerned citizens gathered at the Traverse City Opera House and over 30 satellite locations on April 23 for “Retire Line 5” parties. The events coincided with the 65th anniversary of the Endbridge pipeline installation which runs under the straits of Mackinac. Partici...
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Invasive Shrimp Found in Lake Superior

Invasive Shrimp Found in Lake Superior

12-Apr-2018

As if carp weren’t enough, invasive shrimp have now been found in Lake Superior for the first time. Although only a single shrimp was found, scientists confirmed the bloody-red shrimp (Hemimysis anomala) was found near the Allouez Bay in Lake Superior. The shrimp have been previously found in ...
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Ruling: Indiana Shoreline Belongs to All

Ruling: Indiana Shoreline Belongs to All

06-Apr-2018

The Indiana Supreme Court has ruled that the Lake Michigan shoreline is public property. In a landmark case, the court ruled 4-0 that state-owned land extends up to the ordinary high water mark. This means private property owners cannot claim sections of beach between their homes and the water as pr...
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Marblehead Peninsula Known as "Sandbar" Now Protected

Marblehead Peninsula Known as "Sandbar" Now Protected

31-Mar-2018

A popular peninsula off the coast of Marblehead, Ohio will now be protected. The 68-acre Bay Point property along the Lake Erie shore, known locally as the “Sandbar,” has been acquired by Western Reserve Land Conservancy. The property contains some of the last remaining, undisturbed coas...
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Michigan Line Spills 1M Gallons of Sewage

Michigan Line Spills 1M Gallons of Sewage

29-Mar-2018

For nearly seven weeks, a broken sewer line under a northwest Michigan bay spilled 1.1 million gallons of raw sewage undetected. The line runs under a bridge where the Betsie River flows into Betsie Bay. In a report to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Elberta Village officials ...
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Invasive Carp Challenge Winner Announced

Invasive Carp Challenge Winner Announced

29-Mar-2018

The winners of Michigan’s Great Lakes Invasive Carp Challenge have been announced. Edem Tsikata, a software consultant in Boston, won the $200,000 first prize for his design. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced the competition last year to catalyze efforts to prevent invasive Asian carp f...
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