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Door County Maritime Museum Remembers Sinking of <em>Edmund Fitzgerald</em>

Door County Maritime Museum Remembers Sinking of Edmund Fitzgerald

12-Oct-2015

The Door County Maritime Museum commemorates the 40th anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald with an exhibit in the Reddin Bridge Room of the Sturgeon Bay museum. The exhibit will open on October 21, and continue through November 10. It will be taken down for a month while the mus...
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Obama Approves of Second Great Lakes Marine Sanctuary

Obama Approves of Second Great Lakes Marine Sanctuary

07-Oct-2015

According to the National Marine Sanctuary, at the 2015 Our Ocean Conference in Valparaiso, Chile, President Barack Obama announced that, for the first time since 2000, two new marine areas have been identified by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) for possible designation a...
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Michigan Winery Supports State DNR

Michigan Winery Supports State DNR

05-Oct-2015

Next time you uncork that vino from Northern Michigan’s oldest winery, Chateau Grand Traverse (CGT), you will also be supporting the Mitten’s state parks, trails and waterways. CGT’s new series of wine, “CGT Wines of the Great Outdoors,” includes three custom-labe...
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Isobutanol-Blended Gasoline Offers Alternative Fuel Option for Boaters

Isobutanol-Blended Gasoline Offers Alternative Fuel Option for Boaters

01-Oct-2015

Gevo, Inc. has announced that Harbor Marina at Lake Pomme de Terre in Missouri is the first U.S. marina to sell gasoline blended with Gevo's renewable isobutanol at the pump. Introduction of the initial isobutanol and gasoline fuel blend took place in September on the marina docks, as Gevo,...
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Ontario Offering Grants to Help Protect Great Lakes

Ontario Offering Grants to Help Protect Great Lakes

24-Sep-2015

Ontario is calling on community groups to help protect, restore and enhance the Great Lakes by applying for a Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund grant. Now in its fourth year, the fund provides a grant of up to $25,000 to not-for-profit organizations, schools, First Nations and Métis co...
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West Marine BlueFuture Fund

West Marine BlueFuture Fund

19-Aug-2015

West Marine recently announced its BlueFuture Fund to benefit youth boating, marine conservation and healthy fish stocks. “We’re excited about setting up a sustainable way to share our commitment to youth boating, marine conservation and sustainable fisheries,” says West Marin...
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Straights of Mackinac Pipeline Cause for Concern

Straights of Mackinac Pipeline Cause for Concern

11-Aug-2015

The Line 5 pipeline that runs directly underneath the Straights of Mackinac is aging, and many environmentalists and scientists are concerned that a catastrophic oil spill is imminent. The pipeline, run by Canada-based Enbridge Energy, is 62 years old and moves an estimated 23 million gallons ...
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Denny Heck: <em>1949 – 2015</em>

Denny Heck: 1949 – 2015

03-Aug-2015

Michigan waterways lost one of its biggest fans and greatest supporters, Denny Heck, of Charlevoix, Michigan, this past June. Heck developed his passion for boating at an early age, when he began working for DeWitt Marine on Torch Lake during the summer. He later became owner of the 200-slip DeWi...
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U.S. Coast Guard Releases 2014 Boating Report

U.S. Coast Guard Releases 2014 Boating Report

20-Jul-2015

The U.S. Coast Guard recently released its 2014 Recreational Boating Statistics, revealing the second-lowest number of yearly boating fatalities on record, shortly behind 2013, totaling 610 deaths. The publication states alcohol use was the leading contributing factor in fatal boating accident...
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Ken Larsen, 1937-2015

Ken Larsen, 1937-2015

02-Jul-2015

Ken Larsen, Waukegan harbormaster of 25 years, owner and operator of Larsen Marine Service, and avid traveler and boater, passed away April 19 at the age of 78. Larsen worked side-by-side with four generations of family for more than 50 years at Larsen Marine Service. He is survived by his son, Doug...
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