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10 Teams Work To Fight Algae

10 Teams Work To Fight Algae

31-May-2018

Thanks to the Everglades Foundation, 10 teams of scientists and engineers from around the world are racing to solve one of the most critical challenges facing the planet: The need to reduce algae-causing high levels of phosphorus in our rivers and lakes. The 10 teams — from Canada, China,...
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Final Spending Bill Includes Great Lakes Funding

Final Spending Bill Includes Great Lakes Funding

14-May-2018

After months of back and forth, Congress approved a spending budget that includes $300 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. This budget will last until September, when negotiations will begin again. Congress also mandated that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers submit a report on what m...
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Western Lake Erie Declared Impaired

Western Lake Erie Declared Impaired

11-May-2018

In a March draft report, the Ohio EPA declared Lake Erie’s Western Basin (from the Michigan/Ohio state line to the Marblehead Lighthouse) impaired for recreation “due to harmful algae and drinking water due to occurrences of microcystin.” This first-time assessment of Lake Eri...
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FUSION Aims High With Apollo Series Audio System

FUSION Aims High With Apollo Series Audio System

04-May-2018

Building on its reputation for high-end marine audio systems FUSION Entertainment's new Apollo Series features a one-piece glass LCD touch-screen. Calling the Apollo Series, “the world’s first purpose-built marine entertainment system,” in a news release, FUSION says the A...
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Elusive Shipwreck Found in Lake Erie

Elusive Shipwreck Found in Lake Erie

04-May-2018

After decades of searching, shipwreck hunters have finally found the remains of the Margaret Olwill, a steamship that went down in Lake Erie in 1899. Shipwreck hunter Rob Ruetschle found the ship near Lorain, Ohio, about 30 miles west of Cleveland. The Olwill was loaded with limestone en route to Cl...
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Pirates To Set Sail in Superior This Summer

Pirates To Set Sail in Superior This Summer

03-May-2018

Ahoy, scallywags! The ship Good Fortune is readying the sails and assembling a crew of pirates to man the decks for another season. This year, Good Fortune will be sailing on Lake Superior out of Munising Harbor with family cruises and adult sunset cruises around Munising Bay and Grand Island....
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New Sportjet Tender Delivers Comfort and Performance

New Sportjet Tender Delivers Comfort and Performance

02-May-2018

The new Sportjet 435 from Williams Jet Tenders are being delivered to customers who got an early jump on ordering one this year. Making its debut at London and Dusseldorf boat Shows this year, the Sportjet 435 measures just over 14 feet and is designed to fit on yachts over 65 feet. Two engin...
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Sterndrive Inventor Passes

Sterndrive Inventor Passes

02-May-2018

Charles D. Strang, Jr. is credited with drawing up the first design for the sterndrive engine, which is today an industry staple. Strang, Jr. passed away on March 11, 2018 at the age of 96. Strang grew up in Brooklyn and graduated from the Polytechnic University of Brooklyn with a degree in mechanic...
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Barletta Pontoon Boats Come to Spring Brook Marina

Barletta Pontoon Boats Come to Spring Brook Marina

01-May-2018

Spring Brook Marina in Seneca, Illinois is bringing Barletta Pontoon boats to its sales floor just as the 2018 boating season kicks into high gear. Barletta Pontoon Boats are new to the market this year, having launched in January 2018. Located in Middlebury, Indiana, the Barletta team is m...
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States, Ontario Join Coalition to Fight Carp

States, Ontario Join Coalition to Fight Carp

27-Apr-2018

Last year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a draft plan to prevent Asian carp from entering Lake Michigan and the Great Lakes. So far, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and Ontario have joined the Great Lakes Basin Partnership to Block Asian Carp, in order to help cover the costs of the proposed p...
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