Great Lakes News
Grand Traverse Bay Receives $1.5 Million in Funding

Grand Traverse Bay Receives $1.5 Million in Funding

07-Jan-2018

Northern Michigan’s picturesque Grand Traverse Bay will receive $1,589,664 in funding thanks to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow announced that the GLRI will fund three projects in Grand Traverse Bay to protect against invasive specie...
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<em>Arctic</em> Shipwreck Added to Historic Register

Arctic Shipwreck Added to Historic Register

04-Jan-2018

Another Lake Michigan shipwreck has made the State Register of Historic Places, according to the Wisconsin Historical Society. The Arctic Shipwreck, located near Manitowoc, is a tug that was built in 1881 and sank in 1930. The Arctic is now protected by state law; divers may not remove artifact...
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Map Pins Algal Blooms on Farms

Map Pins Algal Blooms on Farms

04-Jan-2018

The pressure is on western Ohio farmers to cut down on fertilizer use and nutrient run-off. Recently published maps of the Lower Maumee Watershed pinpoint areas where nutrient runoff (such as phosphorus or fertilizer) is highly concentrated, with the worst areas, primarily near farms, is south and w...
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Events
Toronto Boat Show Runs January 12-21

Toronto Boat Show Runs January 12-21

04-Jan-2018

North America’s largest indoor boat show is right around the corner: The Toronto International Boat Show is celebrating its 60th year January 12 to 21 at Toronto’s Enercare Centre. Boaters can stop by the show to check out more than 550 exhibitors, 1,200 boats, free seminars, celebrity g...
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Michigan Governor Releases Statement on Line Five

Michigan Governor Releases Statement on Line Five

03-Jan-2018

After reviewing the condition of the 64-year-old Enbridge Line 5, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder released a statement calling the situation “deeply concerning.” He called for a thorough review of the pipeline’s condition after it was revealed the line had gaps of missing enamel coat...
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Historic Shipwreck Discovered in Lake Huron

Historic Shipwreck Discovered in Lake Huron

29-Dec-2017

The S.S. Clifton, a whaleback ship that vanished in Lake Huron in 1924, has long topped the lists of Great Lakes shipwreck hunters; however, it seems that the search is over. The Bristol Herald Courier reports that deep diver David Trotter claims to have found the Clifton in September 2016. ...
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Canada Allocates $45M for Great Lakes

Canada Allocates $45M for Great Lakes

05-Dec-2017

The Canadian government has announced that it will allocate $44.84 million for the Great Lakes Protection Initiative, which is part of the $70.5 million of new funding allocated for freshwater protection in its 2017 budget. The move was announced by Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate...
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Boaters Asked to Weigh In on Wind Farm Project

Boaters Asked to Weigh In on Wind Farm Project

05-Dec-2017

BoatU.S. is urging boaters to weigh in on the Icebreaker Wind project, a proposed small wind farm “demonstration project” by Ohio’s utility regulator, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO). The Icebreaker Wind project is located 8 to 10 miles northwest of Cleveland in Lake Eri...
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Governor Demands Changes from Enbridge

Governor Demands Changes from Enbridge

30-Nov-2017

Instead of waiting for the state’s analysis of Enbridge Line 5, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is taking preemptive action concerning the pipeline and has signed a binding agreement with Enbridge that requires the company to improve environmental protection and transparency through a number of step...
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Ohio Publishes 2025 Algae Reduction Plan

Ohio Publishes 2025 Algae Reduction Plan

21-Nov-2017

In 2015, a number of states, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Canadian government signed the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, a deal to take action against Lake Erie’s infamous algal blooms by cutting nutrient loads to the lake by 40 percent by 2025. This month Ohio has...
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