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Lake Huron Shipwreck from 1906 Found

Lake Huron Shipwreck from 1906 Found

20-Sep-2018

A shipwreck from over 100 years ago has been found in Lake Huron’s lower Georgian Bay. The J.H. Jones was carrying general freight, a brick-molding machine, a sleigh, and about 20 barrels of coal on November 22, 1906, when it was lost in a storm with 30 people on board. The vessel was head...
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25 Great Lakes Projects Awarded Millions for Restoration

25 Great Lakes Projects Awarded Millions for Restoration

16-Aug-2018

Grants from Sustain Our Great Lakes, a ArcelorMittal and federally-funded program, have given $6.6 million to 25 projects hoping to restore wetland habitats; reopen 100 miles of rivers for fish passage; control invasive species; prevent nitrogen, phosphorus runoff that leads to algal blooms; and...
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Glastron and Groupe Beneteau's Bruce Sargent Retires

Glastron and Groupe Beneteau's Bruce Sargent Retires

10-Aug-2018

Glastron Boats and Groupe Beneteau’s regional sales manager, Bruce Sargent, is retiring after 45 years. “Bruce’s knowledge and commitment to detail will surely be missed as he moves forward with the next chapter of his journey,” says Andy Lindsay, the vice president of S...
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Sault Ste. Marie Project Funding

Sault Ste. Marie Project Funding

09-Aug-2018

The State of Michigan has set aside $50 million in its 2019 budget to contribute to a project that will build a new supersize shipping lock at Sault Ste. Marie....
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Ottawa County Parks and Land Conservancy of West Michigan Now Co-Own Land

Ottawa County Parks and Land Conservancy of West Michigan Now Co-Own Land

08-Aug-2018

The public will have a chance to enjoy land along “the sag” north of Grand Haven thanks to a partnership between the Ottawa County Parks and the Land Conservancy of West Michigan (LCWM). The property is 345 acres along the Grand River that has been privately owned for years, but then...
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East Chicago, Indiana Lakefront Transformation

East Chicago, Indiana Lakefront Transformation

16-Jul-2018

East Chicago, Indiana is undergoing a $15.5 million lakefront transformation, including adding a permanent stage on the beach, a new harbor walk and umbrella sculptures. New piers at the marina will offer cable television and Wi-Fi, social spaces for boaters and a site for PWC and kayak rentals. ...
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Perry's Victory Monument Reopens

Perry's Victory Monument Reopens

06-Jul-2018

After being closed for repairs last season, Perry’s Victory Monument has reopened on South Bass Island in Lake Erie. This monument commemorates a key victory for the U.S. in the War of 1812. ...
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Flower Creek Dunes Preserve Doubles in Size

Flower Creek Dunes Preserve Doubles in Size

02-Jul-2018

The Land Conservancy of West Michigan has announced that more than 17 acres of sand dunes along Lake Michigan has been added to the Flower Creek Dunes Nature Preserve in Montague, Michigan. Thanks to 100 private donors and grants, the added acreage nearly doubles the size of the dune preserve,...
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Labatt USA Partners with Lake Erie Waterkeeper On Special Beer Can

Labatt USA Partners with Lake Erie Waterkeeper On Special Beer Can

28-Jun-2018

With a $10,000 investment and a custom beer can, Labatt USA has announced its support for Lake Erie Waterkeeper, aiming to sustain drinkable, fishable and swimmable lake water. “Increasing public awareness of water stewardship is crucial to preserving, protecting and improving our wate...
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Great Blue Benefit Raises More Than $170,000

Great Blue Benefit Raises More Than $170,000

28-Jun-2018

The 16th annual Great Blue Benefit fundraiser on June 21, put on by the Alliance for the Great Lakes, raised $170,000 to support the efforts to protect the Great Lakes. “Water is life for every one of the millions who drink Great Lakes water and depend on it to be clean, safe and affor...
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