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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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Hurrican Sandy Affects the Midwest

Hurrican Sandy Affects the Midwest

01-Jan-2013

Fallout from the East Coast's Hurricane Sandy also affected the Great Lakes region, causing Chicago to close its lakefront path due to waves that reached upwards of 20 feet high. Photo by Mark Bauhs...
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