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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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Chicago Joins Great Lakes Basin Partnership

Chicago Joins Great Lakes Basin Partnership

28-Jun-2018

Chicago is the newest member of the Great Lakes Basin Partnership to Block Asian Carp, a multi-jurisdictional coalition that supports the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ plan to reduce the risk of invasive carp entering the Great Lakes by upgrading security at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam in Jo...
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New 12-day Small Ship Cruises

New 12-day Small Ship Cruises

16-Jun-2018

Tauck will offer new 12-day small ship cruises around the Great Lakes in 2019. Cruise from Chicago to Toronto aboard the beautiful yacht Le Champlain. Prices start at $7,990 at tauck.com (http://www.tauck.com)...
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Chicago to be “Two Waterfront City”

Chicago to be “Two Waterfront City”

13-Jun-2018

During the second Building on Burnham address, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel outlined the future of Chicago as a “two waterfront city.” Rahm announced that 985 acres of parks have been acquired and 5.5 miles of waterfront access have been developed under the plan. The comprehensive plan to ...
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Industry Mourns Loss of Tom Haag

Industry Mourns Loss of Tom Haag

01-Jun-2018

Tom Haag, vice president of Colony Marine and MBIA board chairman, passed away Friday, March 30, 2018. He will be dearly missed. Tom was a lifetime boater, born and raised on the St. Clair River in Algonac, Michigan. He was a long-time MBIA member and supporter, as well as a 31-year industry v...
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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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