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Rare 18th Century Shipwreck Found in Lake Ontario

Rare 18th Century Shipwreck Found in Lake Ontario

17-Oct-2016

In August, the National Museum of the Great Lakes in Toledo, Ohio, reported the discovery of one of the oldest, fully intact shipwrecks of a commercial sailing vessel in Lake Ontario. The Washington was a small, single-masted sloop built near Erie, Pennsylvania, in 1797. The ship was used on L...
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Lorain Lighthouse Foundation Launches GoFundMe Page

Lorain Lighthouse Foundation Launches GoFundMe Page

14-Oct-2016

The Lorain Lighthouse, known as the “Jewel of the Port,” stands as a beacon to the city of Lorain, Ohio. Next year marks the historic lighthouse’s 100th anniversary. To celebrate, the Lorain Lighthouse Foundation launched a GoFundMe campaign to help raise $24,000 for restorati...
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Sargo Now on Great Lakes

Sargo Now on Great Lakes

10-Oct-2016

Conneticut-based Skarne Marine now has a presence on the Great Lakes. The brokerage recently delivered its first Sargo 31 to Au Gres, Michigan, on Lake Huron. ...
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New Michigan Law Allows Abandoned Boat Disposal

New Michigan Law Allows Abandoned Boat Disposal

04-Oct-2016

Until recently, marina owners had no legal course of action to pursue if a boat was abandoned in their facilities. Therefore, the Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) officially applauds governor Rick Snyder for supporting marine industry members and signing Public Act 286 into law. ...
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Presidential Candidates Support Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Presidential Candidates Support Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

27-Sep-2016

No matter your political leanings, Great Lakes advocates can rest assured that the next president should keep the Great Lakes in mind. At the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition’s 12th annual Great Lakes restoration conference in Sandusky, Ohio in September, representatives from both the ...
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NOAA Releases Algal Bloom Forecast

NOAA Releases Algal Bloom Forecast

26-Sep-2016

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its algal bloom forecast for Lake Erie, and they predict a mild to moderate season. This forecast follows the 2015 season, which featured the largest harmful algal bloom ever recorded. In 2014, a harmful algal bloom blanketed Toledo...
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Autumn Divers and Snorkelers Trek to Traverse City

Autumn Divers and Snorkelers Trek to Traverse City

13-Sep-2016

According to Traverse City Tourism, it is now the best season to explore the many shipwrecks that dot the Great Lakes. Many divers enjoy hunting shipwrecks in the autumn months because the water is still warm from the summer and less clogged with recreational boat traffic. Lake Michigan is ...
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New Documentary Discusses Impact of Enbridge Line 5

New Documentary Discusses Impact of Enbridge Line 5

13-Sep-2016

A new documentary on Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 and the pipeline's potential impact on the environment is now available online. The 28-minute long film, titled “Great Lakes, Bad Lines,” follows two Grand Rapids, Michigan natives on a 500-mile fossil fuel-free trek along the line....
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Great Lakes Invasive Species Documentary Airs This Fall

Great Lakes Invasive Species Documentary Airs This Fall

07-Sep-2016

Chicagoans got a sneak peak on Wednesday, September 7 of a new environmental documentary. The film, “Making Waves: Battle for the Great Lakes,” is about aquatic invasive species in the Great Lakes and efforts to control them. For the past century, more than 180 invasive species of ...
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Carbonation May Combat Asian Carp

Carbonation May Combat Asian Carp

31-Aug-2016

The fight against Asian carp rages on: Scientists in La Crosse, Michigan, are now using carbonation to combat the spread of the invasive species. Bighead and silver Asian carp have spread through the U.S. and are threatening to move into the Great Lakes, where it’s feared they would demol...
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