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Coast Guard OpSums

Coast Guard OpSums

12-Jan-2017

Do you miss Lakeland Boating’s Operation Summaries page? Follow the U.S. Coast Guard Newsroom here: uscgnews.com. (http://www.uscgnews.com) Photo Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard...
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Coalition Threatens to Sue EPA for Lake Erie

Coalition Threatens to Sue EPA for Lake Erie

09-Jan-2017

In an effort to protect Lake Erie from the toxic algal blooms taking over its shores, a coalition of fishing boat captains, sportsmen groups, and Lake Erie business, environmental and conservation advocates is threatening to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The coalition has f...
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Study: Ohioans Willing to Pitch-In for Lake Erie Clean-Up

Study: Ohioans Willing to Pitch-In for Lake Erie Clean-Up

04-Jan-2017

A study led by Ohio State University on the physical causes of toxic algae and the social environment around them has some charitable findings: Ohio residents say they would be willing to pay to reduce toxic algae in Lake Erie. As noted by the study, published last December, Lake Erie contains ...
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Industry Mourns Loss of Smoker Craft’s Peter Spiegel

Industry Mourns Loss of Smoker Craft’s Peter Spiegel

04-Jan-2017

The recreational boating industry mourned the passing of Peter Spiegel, who passed away suddenly on October 23, 2016 at the age of 53. Spiegel was the Smoker Craft regional sales director and a 21-year Smoker Craft employee. In addition to his sizable contributions at Smoker Craft, Spiegel often...
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Online Portal Tracks Invasive Species

Online Portal Tracks Invasive Species

02-Jan-2017

The fight against invasive species overrunning the Great Lakes is now online. The Great Lakes Commission has developed the Great Lakes Detector of Invasive Aquatics in Trade (GLDIATR), a web data-mining tool that aims to identify aquatic invasive species moving through online trade networks to the G...
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U.S. Senate Passes Bill for Great Lakes Funding

U.S. Senate Passes Bill for Great Lakes Funding

14-Dec-2016

According to the Duluth News Tribune, the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act, which will fund cleanup efforts in the Great Lakes for five more years and help Flint, Michigan pay for an upgraded water system, is one step away from becoming law. The paper reports that the U.S...
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Rare Shipwreck Found in Lake Ontario

Rare Shipwreck Found in Lake Ontario

08-Dec-2016

A 144-year-old scow-sloop has joined the ranks of uncovered Great Lakes shipwrecks. The single-mast ship was identified as the Black Duck in September, after reportedly first being discovered three years earlier. The wreck was unearthed by New York explorers Jim Kennard and Roger Pawlowski. The...
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Canada Joins U.S., Bans Microbeads

Canada Joins U.S., Bans Microbeads

08-Dec-2016

Waterways in the United States and Canada are one step closer to being microbead-free, thanks to recent regulations passed in Canada. On November 4, the Canadian government ruled a ban on the sale of microbeads in toiletries starting July 1, 2018. The microbead ban will extend to natural health ...
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EPA Raises 2017 Ethanol Levels

EPA Raises 2017 Ethanol Levels

01-Dec-2016

At the end of November, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reversed its previous course and announced it had raised mandated ethanol volumes for 2017. The final ruling will require 15 billion gallons of conventional biofuel be mixed into the nation’s fuel supply — which is an ...
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Smoker Craft Mourns John Babbitt

Smoker Craft Mourns John Babbitt

30-Nov-2016

Smoker Craft is mourning the passing of John Babbitt, the company’s international sales manager. Babbitt passed away at his home in Indianapolis in late November at the age of 69. In a statement, Smoker Craft called Babbitt a larger-than-life personality that will be sorely missed. Babbi...
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