Great Lakes News

Great Lakes News
Great Lakes Historical Society opens National Museum of the Great Lakes

Great Lakes Historical Society opens National Museum of the Great Lakes

The Great Lakes Historical Society will officially open the National Museum of the Great Lakes Saturday, April 26, at 10 a.m. in Toledo, Ohio. Among the exhibits on display is the newly restored 618-foot freighter Col. James M. Schoonmaker (formerly the Willis B. Boyer). For more info, visit inl...
Read More

Great Lakes News
New Underwater Finding Unearths Lake Huron History

New Underwater Finding Unearths Lake Huron History

Ever wonder what the people who lived in the Great Lakes region at the end of the Ice Age were like? A new finding from John O'Shea, a University of Michigan archeologist, says that the paleo-Indians of the day were likely caribou hunters, as evidenced by prehistoric stone walls designed for hun...
Read More

Great Lakes News
The Fight Against Aquatic Invasive Species

The Fight Against Aquatic Invasive Species

There is currently a battle raging in the Great Lakes region, and it's happening underwater. Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) are infiltrating out Sweetwater Seas and weaseling their way into the Great Lakes ecosystem. Fortunately, efforts are already underway to combat the spread of these critter...
Read More

Great Lakes News
Army Corps to Dredge Great Lakes

Army Corps to Dredge Great Lakes

Close to $18 million has been given to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in 2014 for projects in Michigan and Wisconsin, according to a recent article published in The Detroit News. About $3.37 million of that funding is designated for new dredging projects in Michigan, according to the artic...
Read More

Great Lakes News
S.S. Badger Continues Work to Improve Ash Discharge

S.S. Badger Continues Work to Improve Ash Discharge

The beloved old-style “bell boat” and last Great Lakes coal-fueled car ferry, the S.S. Badger, is undergoing some radical improvements. The 411-foot Badger, now in its 60th year of service, travels between Ludington, Michigan and Manitowoc, Wisconsin and has proven a vital link for Great...
Read More

Great Lakes News
Lake Michigan Water Levels Rebounding

Lake Michigan Water Levels Rebounding

According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Lake Michigan water levels are on the rise and will continue rising come spring and summer. Just one year ago, in January 2013, lake levels were at an all-time low, plummeting 28 inches below average. Following a seemingly endless winter, ...
Read More

Great Lakes News
Door County Maritime Museum Hosts "Missions of the U.S. Coast Guard" Exhibit

Door County Maritime Museum Hosts "Missions of the U.S. Coast Guard" Exhibit

Ice breaking, maritime law enforcement, homeland security and search and rescue — sounds like a HBO televisions series, but really it's the everyday responsibilities of the United States Coast Guard (USCG) featured in the "Missions of the U.S. Coast Guard" exhibit at the Door County Mariti...
Read More

Great Lakes News
Chicago North Side Awarded $1M in Grants for Green Infrastructure

Chicago North Side Awarded $1M in Grants for Green Infrastructure

The future of Lake Michigan is looking bright! The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on April 26 that two grants totaling $1 million have been awarded to Chicago's North Side and will focus on improving the water quality of Lake Michigan, according to an article published onli...
Read More

Great Lakes News
Saugatuck, MI named one of America's Happiest Seaside Towns

Saugatuck, MI named one of America's Happiest Seaside Towns

Congratulations to Saugatuck, Michigan, which was named one of “America’s Happiest Seaside Towns” in 2014 by Coastal Living magazine! Readers can vote or rank the 10 finalists in order of 1 through 10 by visiting coastalliving.com/happytowns2014 (http://coastalliving.com/happyt...
Read More

Great Lakes News
National Museum of the Great Lakes Opens on April 26

National Museum of the Great Lakes Opens on April 26

Need something to do this weekend that's family-friendly, educational and entertaining? Check out the newly relocated and expanded National Museum of the Great Lakes, organized by the Great Lakes Historical Society. The museum, scheduled to open Saturday, April 26, was uprooted fro...
Read More

Cruisers Yachts
LB Subscribe