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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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SS <em>Badger’s</em> Days May Be Numbered

SS Badger’s Days May Be Numbered

08-Feb-2013

An historic car ferry that has crossed Lake Michigan for nearly six decades may soon be taken out of commission, according to a recent report by WBEZ 91.5 Chicago that was published on the station’s website, wbez.org. The problem, says officials, is that the SS Badger, which is the nat...
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WWII Aircraft Recovered from Lake Michigan

WWII Aircraft Recovered from Lake Michigan

08-Feb-2013

A World War II “Wildcat” fighter plane that has been sitting at the bottom of Lake Michigan off the Chicago shoreline for more than 65 years has been recovered and brought to the surface. The National Naval Aviation Museum, along with the Naval History and Heritage Command, initi...
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Hurricane Sandy Damages More Than 65,000 Recreational Boats

Hurricane Sandy Damages More Than 65,000 Recreational Boats

01-Jan-2013

BoatUS, the nation’s largest group of boaters, estimates that more than 65,000 recreational boats were damaged or lost as a result of Hurricane Sandy. The total dollar damage is estimated at approximately $650 million, making the late October 2012 storm the single-largest industry loss sin...
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