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Ohio Promises $10 Million for Lake Erie

Ohio Promises $10 Million for Lake Erie

13-Jan-2019

As part of the Healthy Lake Erie Fund, the State Controlling Board, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency approved $10 million to help clean and protect the water. Different programs that aim to ease the navigation in Toledo, Lorain and Conneau...
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America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 Signed into Law

America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 Signed into Law

09-Jan-2019

President Trump has signed America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 into law. The piece of legislation includes the Water Resources Development Act of 2018 and provides funding for infrastructure projects, including the Soo Locks, dredging programs and restoration projects. The America&...
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Bob Clemons: 1926-2018

Bob Clemons: 1926-2018

07-Jan-2019

The boating world lost a longtime boater, businessman and industry great; Robert L. “Bob” Clemons, 92, of Catawba Island, passed away on October 8, 2018. Clemons was the founder of Clemons Boats, Inc., which he started in 1966 and continued as owner until his retirement in 1992. The busi...
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Beneteau Announces Antares will be built in Michigan

Beneteau Announces Antares will be built in Michigan

03-Jan-2019

During the 2018 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in October, Beneteau announced that it plans to build Antares outboard models at its facilities in Cadillac, Michigan, within the next year....
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Le Boat expands

Le Boat expands

19-Dec-2018

Le Boat — operator of self-drive river and canal cruises — has expanded its Canadian operations. In 2019, Le Boat will add four new boats to its Canadian fleet, as well as adding a satellite base in Seeley’s Bay, Ontario. Visit leboat.ca. (http://www.leboat.ca) ...
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Michigan Governor Signs Oil Pipeline Bill

Michigan Governor Signs Oil Pipeline Bill

15-Dec-2018

A panel will oversee the construction of an oil pipeline between Lake Huron and Lake Michigan in the Straits of Mackinac, as Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill appointing three members to the Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority. Opponents of the legislation vowed, however, that the battle i...
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Don’t Steal Parts From a Shipwreck!

Don’t Steal Parts From a Shipwreck!

15-Dec-2018

Two men have been ordered to pay almost $2,500 in fines and complete 20 hours of community service for taking ribbing from a shipwreck. The wreckage was that of the Metropolis, a 125-foot schooner that sank in November 1886 in the East Grand Traverse Bay. Two divers took pictures that were t...
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Study Shows Economic Impact of GLRI

Study Shows Economic Impact of GLRI

07-Dec-2018

Helping the environment pays off. According to a Great Lakes Commission study, every federal dollar spent on Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) projects produces $3.35 of additional economic activity in the Great Lakes region. GLRI launched in 2010 and Congress appropriated over $2.5 bi...
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Why One Group Wants to Sink a Ship — On Purpose

Why One Group Wants to Sink a Ship — On Purpose

17-Nov-2018

A group in Port Washington, Wisconsin, wants to sink a ship in Lake Michigan intentionally. Yes, you read that correctly! The plan from the Shipwreck Education and Preservation Alliance (SEAPA) is said to create an abundance of artificial reefs and thus a great environment for fish. The grou...
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Enbridge to Build Tunnel Underneath Line 5

Enbridge to Build Tunnel Underneath Line 5

09-Nov-2018

The fate of Enbridge’s Line 5 has finally been decided. The State of Michigan has reached an agreement to build a tunnel underneath the oil and gas pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac. The plan is to remove the 65-year-old Straits section of the pipeline and build a four-mile tunnel an...
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