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Environmental Hall of Fame Celebrates Anniversary

Environmental Hall of Fame Celebrates Anniversary

27-Jan-2016

The Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame celebrates its fifth anniversary in 2016. The organization honors people and organizations for their work in improving the environment. Its new award category this year — the Sunshine Youth Award for Environmental Service — recognizes the criti...
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<em>Eastland</em> Disaster Memorial at Old Lighthouse Museum

Eastland Disaster Memorial at Old Lighthouse Museum

20-Jan-2016

The Eastland Disaster Memorial was dedicated on July 24, 2015 at the Old Lighthouse Museum in Michigan City, Indiana to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the SS Eastland disaster. The chartered excursion ship rolled over onto its port side in about 20 feet of water while tied to the wharf in the ...
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Open Webinar for HS Students Competing in "Visualize Your Water Challenge"

Open Webinar for HS Students Competing in "Visualize Your Water Challenge"

19-Jan-2016

Attention all high school students with a passion for the environment: The Visualize Your Water Challenge, sponsored by the Obama administration, is looking for innovative students grades 9-12 to create compelling visualizations that can teach their communities and others about nutrient pollution in...
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Door County Winter Guide Now Available

Door County Winter Guide Now Available

15-Jan-2016

Start planning your trip to Door County, Wisconsin with the “2015-16 Door County Winter Guide.” The guide is filled with useful information on where to stay, where to dine, the arts, history and activities in Door County. Order your copy now by calling 800-52-RELAX, or view online at d...
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NMMA Celebrates 2015 Advocacy Victories

NMMA Celebrates 2015 Advocacy Victories

07-Jan-2016

Each year, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) advocates for a slew of different initiatives that promote recreational boating. At the turn of the new year, NMMA took a look back at their advocacy efforts for 2015 with a list of their top 20 advocacy successes. The number o...
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MBIA Announces Board of Directors and Award Winners

MBIA Announces Board of Directors and Award Winners

21-Dec-2015

The Michigan Boating Industries Association, the official state-wide marine industry association, ended 2015 with a bang at its annual Recreational Boating Educational Conference in Lansing, Michigan this December. The association announced six recipients of MBIA’s 2015 Lighthouse Award,...
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UPDATE: Toxic Shipwreck Cleanup Complete

UPDATE: Toxic Shipwreck Cleanup Complete

21-Dec-2015

There’s some good news regarding what was ominously labeled earlier this year as “the worst potential pollution threat from a shipwreck in the Great Lakes”: the U.S. Coast Guard has announced that they have finished pumping the last of toxic Benzole, an old-time petroleum produ...
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NOAA and Fourth Element Create 3D Great Lakes Shipwreck Models

NOAA and Fourth Element Create 3D Great Lakes Shipwreck Models

08-Dec-2015

Have you ever wanted to go scuba diving and explore the old nooks and crannies of an old shipwreck? Although the Great Lakes are rife with wreckage, chilly water for the majority of the year can be a bit intimidating for those who'd prefer to swim in more Caribbean waters. Fortunately for those ...
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Hinckley CEO, Jim McManus, Passes Away

Hinckley CEO, Jim McManus, Passes Away

03-Dec-2015

After a hard-fought battle with cancer, Jim McManus, the president and CEO of The Hinckley Company, passed away on November 24 at the age of 52. The Hinckley Company is a boatbuilder based out of Rhode Island that offers sail and motorboats, bareboat and crewed worldwide. McManus joined Hin...
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UPDATE: U.S. Coast Guard Pumps Toxic Chemical from Shipwreck

UPDATE: U.S. Coast Guard Pumps Toxic Chemical from Shipwreck

23-Nov-2015

The Argo was a tanker barge operating illegally when it sank in 1937 off the coast of Sandusky, Ohio. With it went its history; historians say records of its cargo and crew have been lost due to its unofficial activities. However, the rediscovery (http://http://www.lakelandboating.com/scuttle-ex...
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