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Canoeist Paddles around Fifth Great Lakes

Canoeist Paddles around Fifth Great Lakes

04-Aug-2014

Ever wonder what the entire stretch of Great Lakes shoreline looks like from the water? Petoskey-native Stephen Brede sure does. In 2009, the now 63-year old Brede began his guest to paddle around the circumference of each Great Lakes by canoeing around Lake Huron. In 2010, he paddled Lake ...
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Fort Lauderdale Show Celebrates 55th Anniversary

Fort Lauderdale Show Celebrates 55th Anniversary

31-Jul-2014

The world’s largest in-water boat show, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, is scheduled for October 30-November 3 and celebrates over a half-century of providing attendees with the largest display of boats and marina gear in the U.S. This year’s show will include enha...
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Sturgeon Bay Celebrates Maritime Week

Sturgeon Bay Celebrates Maritime Week

28-Jul-2014

The city of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin honors its maritime heritage July 31-August 10 during “Sturgeon Bay Maritime Week: A Salute to the U.S. Coast Guard.” This annual waterfront event features entertainment such as the Sail Thru the Avenues Sidewalk Sale July 31 and the Door County C...
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TACS Inspires Young Sailors

TACS Inspires Young Sailors

23-Jul-2014

Since 1994, the Traverse Area Community Sailing Group (TACS) has been on a mission to provide sailing to the Grand Traverse region and help inspire young sailors. Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2014, the non-profit organization offers sailing programs for youths, high school students and adults...
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IL Gov. Pat Quinn Approves Stricter Boating Laws

IL Gov. Pat Quinn Approves Stricter Boating Laws

10-Jul-2014

Boating in the Land of Lincoln is hopefully going to become a lot safer. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D-IL) recently approved several laws aimed at improving boater safety following the Independence Day holiday, according to a recent Associated Press article. The laws will take effect in 2015 and ...
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Discovery of Possible <em>Le Griffon</em> Shipwreck Continues

Discovery of Possible Le Griffon Shipwreck Continues

09-Jul-2014

The lengthy search for the 17th century French explorer Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle’s ship, Le Griffon, continues. Last summer, Great Lakes Exploration Group LLC, along with French archaeologists, dove to the depths of Lake Michigan in search of the famous shipwreck. While th...
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Traverse City Extends Public Beaches

Traverse City Extends Public Beaches

03-Jul-2014

Say goodbye to abandoned lakefront properties in the Traverse City, Michigan area, as the community of Acme is gradually transforming the coast back into a recreational and visual delight of parks, beaches and walking paths. The town has begun buying up old motels and business establishments and tea...
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Eastern Michigan Receives Two EPA Grants

Eastern Michigan Receives Two EPA Grants

30-Jun-2014

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) two federal Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants totaling $1.25 million have been awarded to Detroit and St. Clair Shores, Michigan. Detroit will use $1 million to turn vacant lots into green space to reduce the discharge of untreated ...
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Detroit Boat Club Celebrates 175 Years

Detroit Boat Club Celebrates 175 Years

25-Jun-2014

The oldest boat club in the United States, as well as the oldest social club in Michigan, celebrated its 175th year of boating in Detroit last week. Founded in February 1839, two years after Michigan became a state, the Detroit Boat Club (DBC) is now regarded as a centerpiece for Detroit sailin...
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$10M Earmarked for Lake Erie Algae Clean-up

$10M Earmarked for Lake Erie Algae Clean-up

21-Jun-2014

Ohio Governor John R. Kasich and his administration announced March 18 that they will be investing $10 million in the Healthy Lake Erie Initiative to help combat and reduce the threat of harmful algal blooms. The initiative was created in 2012 and aims to find alternative solutions to the open...
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