Seabin Devices Will Be Installed in Lake Erie

Keep Ohio Beautiful (KOB) has partnered with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Ohio Sea Grant and the Ohio Clean Marinas & Clean Boaters Programs to provide Seabins — a network of automated litter and debris removal devices — across the Lake Erie region. The funding for installing and maintaining four Seabin devices came […]

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PHOTO BY CHRIS GUIBERT Keweenaw Mountain Lodge, a 500-acre resort at the top of the Keweenaw Peninsula surrounded on three sides by Lake Superior, is the headquarters for the newly-designated Keweenaw Dark Sky Park named to the program by the International Dark-Sky Association. It is the third IDA-certified Dark Sky Park in Michigan, and the […]

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First Great Lake-Built Freighter in Nearly 40 Years

PHOTO COURTESY OF INTERNATIONAL STEAMSHIP COMPANY The International Steamship Company’s Mark W. Barker christened on Cleveland’s waterfront in August 2022 is the first Great Lakes freighter built on freshwater lakes in almost 40 years. Constructed at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, the freighter is built of iron ore mined in Minnesota and forged […]

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Toledo Opens Pedestrian and Bike Bridge

Toledo’s new bike and pedestrian bridge spanning Main Street and connecting Glass City Metropark and International Park is now open! The bridge is part of a larger project to connect multiple communities in East Toledo. Source: https://lakelandboating.com/toledo-opens-pedestrian-and-bike-bridge/

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Great Lakes Observing System Launches Interactive Buoy Data Platform Seagull

The Great Lakes Observing System (GLOS) has launched the cloud-based platform called Seagull, which pulls up-to-date data from dozens of buoys in the Great Lakes into an interactive, easy-to-understand map which shows lake temperatures, live waves and currents, water quality and more. Try it at seagull.glos.org. Source: https://lakelandboating.com/great-lakes-observing-system-launches-interactive-buoy-data-platform-seagull/

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Antique Boat Museum Receives Grant

The Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, New York, received a Partnership Grant for Capacity Building from the Museum Association of New York and the New York State Council on the Arts, which awarded $497,114 to 102 grantees. “These types of grant funds are incredibly helpful to museums of our size. We often are unable to […]

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New Project Sets Out to Map Great Lakes

PHOTO COURTESY OF GREAT LAKES OBSERVING SYSTEM A Thunder Bay project on Lake Huron manned by NOAA scientists is just one in a series of projects whose goal is to map the bottom of all five Great Lakes. Named Lakebed 2030, the overall project is supported by a coalition of academic and government organizations in […]

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MJM Yachts Introduces New Logo

MJM has a new logo designed to meet the toughest standards while representing the company, its models and its vision for the future. MJM models will be designated with MJM and a single (day yachts), or double (express cruisers) digit number. Visit mjmyachts.com to learn more. Source: https://lakelandboating.com/mjm-yachts-introduces-new-logo/

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Great Lakes Cruising Advances Sustainability Efforts

PHOTO COURTESY OF CRUISE THE GREAT LAKES A recently booming Great Lakes cruise industry is now making strides towards sustainability with a new sustainability pledge that an association of cruise lines, tourism agencies, port authorities, U.S. states and Canadian provinces are adhering with. The pledge consists of 19 commitments across four categories: destination stewardship, air […]

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Muskegon Lake to be Removed as Area of Concern

PHOTO COURTESY OF MUSKEGON LAKE NATURE PRESERVE Looking at serene, beautiful Muskegon Lake today, it’s hard to imagine that for years it served as an industrial waste zone. After several decades and $80 million in restoration, the lake has been virtually cleaned of its industrial past, reports MLive. “It’s certainly an exciting time,” said Muskegon […]

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Michigan Adds EV Charging Stations at Select State Parks

Lake Michigan’s scenic coastline and other areas throughout northern Lower Michigan will become more accessible for electric vehicle users this summer with the installation of electric vehicle charging stations at select Michigan state parks. About 30 charging stations are scheduled to be installed beginning in June, including at Warren Dunes, Holland, Grand Haven, Leelanau and […]

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Climate-Monitoring and Maritime-Safety Buoys Deployed in Lake Superior

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SUPERIOR WATERSHED PARTNERSHIP The Superior Watershed Partnership (SWP) announced the deployment of three climate-monitoring and maritime-safety buoys at Marquette, Munising and Grand Marais on Lake Superior, reports The Minging Journal. The three buoys will collect critical data for recreational and commercial boating use as well as climate planning data like wave […]

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Great Lakes Cruising Returns for a Record Year

PHOTO COURTESY OF CRUISE THE GREAT LAKES After a two-year hiatus, cruising on the Great Lakes is back and 2022 is expected to be a record-breaking year with more cruise ships serving more passengers than ever, according to Cruise the Great Lakes, the region’s cruise marketing program focused on bringing economic value and growth to […]

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