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Freighter that went aground in Lake St. Clair refloated

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 08:05
A 656-foot freighter that went aground in Lake St. Clair over the weekend has been refloated and will resume its trip to Montreal after one to two days of inspections, including an underwater survey of its hull.

5 people who should visit the Apostle Islands

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 08:05
If you're looking for over-commercialized shops, chain restaurants, and ginormous waterparks, you won't see yourself on this list. So give these descriptions a read and see if the Apostle Islands appeal to you for your next vacation

Cliffs fights for its life against hedge fund

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 08:05
The view from Cliffs Natural Resources' Minnesota operations looks pretty good, but the Cleveland-based mining company is fighting for its life, with the decisive battle set for Tuesday.

Lake Erie Sport Fishing Workshop

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 08:05
At the Lake Erie Sport Fishing Workshop at Ohio State University's Stone Lab, expert instructors will teach you fishing techniques, show you how to use technology to improve your fishing experience, and take you to some of the best fishing spots on Lake Erie. The three-day workshop takes place Aug. 29-31.

Lake Huron fishery recovers, but anglers skeptical

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 08:05
More than a decade after its prized chinook salmon crashed, Lake Huron is fertile fishing territory once more, with fast-growing populations of native species such as walleye and lake trout, biologists say.

Steam ferry connects two states across Lake Michigan

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 08:05
A cursory glance at a road map suggests that a traveler who persists in driving west on U.S. 10 from this Lake Michigan harbor town will get very, very wet. But there is a treat in store for travelers who are interested in exploring a piece of floating history, or just in cutting hours off the drive around Lake Michigan to Wisconsin.

Lake Michigan seeing influx of drum activity

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 08:05
Freshwater drum are coming on strong in southern Lake Michigan.

Up to $4.5M in grants available to improve Great Lakes water

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 08:05
Grants totaling up to $4.5 million to improve Great Lakes water quality are available to cities on the lakes' shorelines.

Formidable invasive species won't be easy to keep out of Great Lakes

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 08:05
Zebra mussels, quagga mussels got here in ships' ballast tanks. Can we stop the next invasion?

How invasive species changed the Great Lakes forever

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 08:05
June 1, 1988 was the day everything changed for the Great Lakes. It was the day researchers from the University of Windsor first discovered zebra mussels in the bottom of Lake St. Clair.

Love Lake Michigan

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 08:05
Have you visited GLIN's July Site of the Month yet? The honor goes to Love Lake Michigan, created by the Lake Michigan Forum. Love Lake Michigan aims to increase awareness of the value of Lake Michigan and catalyze action to protect it through education, engagement and citizen empowerment. Visit today and sign the pledge to Love Lake Michigan!

Great Lakes cleanup efforts get new funding

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 08:05
In the ongoing effort to clean up the Great Lakes, the Canadian government is committing new funding worth $418,000 to four projects around the St. Clair River in southwestern Ontario.

New St. Lawrence swimming hole proposed

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 08:05
A harbor pool to facilitate swimming in the St. Lawrence river near Montreal has been proposed, but some worry about water pollution.

Drumming up another fishery on Lake Michigan

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 08:05
Freshwater drum, better known as sheephead, are a growing fishery on southern Lake Michigan.

Rep. Rick Nolan (Minn.) touts Lake Superior harbor maintenance progress

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 08:05
The newly passed Water Resources Reform and Development Act, which seeks to boost funding for harbor projects, will help reduce the dredging backlog for Great Lakes ports, including Duluth, Minn.

Michigan officials tell Enbridge to install more support anchors beneath Great Lakes oil pipes

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 08:05
Two oil pipelines at the bottom of the waterway linking lakes Huron and Michigan will get additional support structures to help prevent potentially devastating spills.

Northern Michigan fish hatchery important service to Great Lakes

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 08:05
The Jordan River hatchery is one hatchery responsible for stocking the Great Lakes with lake trout. The hatchery raises three million lake trout per year, approximately 150,000 pounds.

Muskegon, Mich. to host American Great Lakes Ports Association's 2015 summer meeting

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 08:05
Representatives from the American Great Lakes Ports Association awarded Muskegon, Mich., which recently joined the association in April, the chance to host the group's 2015 summer meeting.

Lake Michigan water level up 2 feet since January 2013

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 08:05
Higher water levels delight marine enthusiasts, particularly the owners of large boats with difficulties running aground the past few seasons. The lake is still below its normal level but nowhere near the record low set in January 2013.

Washtenaw County, Mich. farmers invited to attend Maumee River algae bloom

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 08:05
Farmers in the River Raisin watershed are invited on a boat cruise of the Maumee River in Toledo, Ohio, on Aug. 22 to get a firsthand look at water quality and learn about harmful algal blooms.