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Irwin Jacobs: 1941-2019

Irwin Jacobs: 1941-2019

11-Jul-2019

On April 10, 2019, Irwin Jacobs, best-known for his ownership of Genmar Holdings Co, died at the age of 77. Genmar Holdings Co. was once one of the largest manufacturers of recreational boats. Jacobs later purchased Marquis, Carver, Seaswirl and Larson brands through his company J&D Acquisitions...
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Michigan Attorney General Files Lawsuit Against Enbridge Line 5

Michigan Attorney General Files Lawsuit Against Enbridge Line 5

02-Jul-2019

On June 27, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel filed a lawsuit against Enbridge’s dual pipeline system, Line 5, in Ingham County Circuit Court. Line 5 runs underneath the Straits of Mackinac and was slated to be repaired and expanded by Enbridge. The lawsuit claims that the 66-year-old ...
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Send in Your Old Lake Michigan Beach Photos!

Send in Your Old Lake Michigan Beach Photos!

24-Jun-2019

Got any old Lake Michigan coastal dune pictures? Scientists want them! Researchers at the Michigan Environmental Council, the West Michigan Environmental Action Council and Michigan State University want any old photos of Michigan’s coastal dunes along Lake Michigan that may be sitting in pict...
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Raffle for Freighter Ride

Raffle for Freighter Ride

19-Jun-2019

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to ride aboard a Great Lakes freighter? Now is your chance to find out! Enter the Soo Locks Visitors Center Association raffle for a chance to take a round-trip voyage aboard an Interlake Steamship vessel in the summer of 2020. The first-place winner...
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Michigan State Parks Turn 100 Years Old

Michigan State Parks Turn 100 Years Old

14-Jun-2019

With events planned for the entire year, there’s no limit to how you can join The Michigan Department of Natural Resources in celebrating 100 years of Michigan State Parks! Merchandise and collectibles, including T-shirts, hats, totes, posters and more, are available for purchase at Go...
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Little Traverse Conservancy Establishes Two New Michigan Preserves

Little Traverse Conservancy Establishes Two New Michigan Preserves

13-Jun-2019

More than 2,411 feet of Michigan shoreline has been preserved, thanks to two recent land donations to the Little Traverse Conservancy — one on Drummond Island, the other near Good Hart. The new Forslund Dix Point Nature Preserve, located on the northwestern tip of Drummond Island, includ...
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May Brought Record Water Levels to All Five Great Lakes

May Brought Record Water Levels to All Five Great Lakes

06-Jun-2019

All five of the Great Lakes saw record high water levels last month, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) (https://www.lre.usace.army.mil/Missions/Great-Lakes-Information/Great-Lakes-Water-Levels/Water-Level-Forecast/Weekly-Great-Lakes-Water-Levels/). Lake Ontario saw an 18-inch...
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Isle Royale Added to the National Register of Historic Places

Isle Royale Added to the National Register of Historic Places

31-May-2019

On January 24, 2019, Minong — the Ojibwe word for Isle Royale — was added to the National Register of Historic Places as the Minong Traditional Cultural Property. While this Michigan island in Lake Superior and its more than 450 surrounding islands has been a national park since 1945 &md...
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Holland, Michigan Prescribing “Nature Prescriptions”

Holland, Michigan Prescribing “Nature Prescriptions”

30-May-2019

If you live in or around the Holland, Michigan, area you may receive a nature prescription, thanks to the Ottawa County Parks, City of Holland, Outdoor Discovery Center, several local Townships, the Holland Physical Hospital Organization and Park RX America. The project is spearheaded by Dr....
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Navico Mourns Passing of Darrell Lowrance

Navico Mourns Passing of Darrell Lowrance

24-May-2019

Darrell J. Lowrance — founder of the Lowrance Electronics brand — passed away in March at the age of 80. Lowrance served as president and CEO of Lowrance Electronics from 1964 to 2006, and was responsible for many breakthroughs in marine electronics. In addition to the first recr...
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