home  :  get our free newsletter  :  past newsletters  :  become a sponsor  :  donate  :  contact us
community weblog  :  community calendar  :  discussions  :  login

my weblog - [editor@h2onotes.com]

Bridge selection process enters the final stages

  #
The design for a new Peace Bridge could narrow to three finalists in a couple of weeks, and the winning selection should be made by the end of the summer.

Starting Saturday, everybody can add their two cents on which of 13 $100 million-plus bridges looks like the best choice for a spirit-lifting gateway between two nations.

It has taken 21/2 years of studies, workshops and proposals to reach this point and, for some, now's the time - during the current expansion study - to start choosing a design that could become an identifying icon for the region.   more...

 



Other  

discussion

  discuss this article

PRESERVING WORLD-CLASS WALLEYE FISHERY

  #

Conservation officials say there need to be new restrictions on walleye fishing. Lake Erie is a world-class destination for walleye fishing. But officials say without better conservation, it won't be in the future. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Aileo Weinmann reports:

The Canadian province of Ontario and the states around Lake Erie plan to cut this year's walleye harvest by 30 percent. Conservation officials say lowering the catch of the popular sport fish is necessary because the walleye population is down.    more...

 



Environment  

discussion

  discuss this article

City, WLSSD forge sewage fix

  #

Duluth has a plan to stop sewage overflows into Lake Superior, but completing it will take 12 years and cost millions of dollars.

The Duluth City Council and Western Lake Superior Sanitary District board will meet jointly tonight to discuss their combined proposal to satisfy federal demands that the overflows must stop.

In January, the Environmental Protection Agency ordered the city and WLSSD to draft a proposal to stop all sewage overflows. The plan must be at the EPA's Chicago regional office by May 14.   more...

 



Environment  

discussion

  discuss this article

After long battle, developer may be imprisoned for destroying wetlands

  #

WILLIAMS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- John A. Rapanos has spent more than $1 million on attorneys, consultants and fines while tussling with regulators for some 15 years over accusations of illegal wetland destruction.

Now, the Midland subdivision developer may go to prison.

Convicted in 1995 of filling wetlands in mid-Michigan farm country, Rapanos awaits sentencing after the Supreme Court declined this month to take his case. Under federal guidelines, he could get 10 to 16 months.    more...

 



Environment  

discussion

  discuss this article

Whales abound in St. Lawrence River in Quebec

  #
 STE. ANNE DE PORTNEUF, QUEBEC - We were on a little rubberized boat, bobbing in the choppy waters where the St. Lawrence River begins its wide yawn toward the sea, on the lookout for whales.

The speedy boat's captain, Yvon Belanger, gazed intently across the water. As we looked for fins to crease the water - here, there, anywhere - Belanger was looking for birds, he told us and three Quebecers in our group.

"You look for the birds, because they're feeding on fish," Belanger explained in French, with a brief, summary-style translation into English. "And, where there are fish, there could be whales."

Almost on cue, Belanger spotted at least a dozen birds floating in a group on the water, and sped the small, 10-person Zodiac toward them. He slowed as he approached, and we waited.   more...

 



Other  

discussion

  discuss this article

Rouge River cleaner, but still stinks

  #

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) -- After half a billion dollars in spending, the Rouge River is a lot cleaner than it used to be, but it still stinks.

Despite the smell, the river that passes through the industrial guts of metropolitan Detroit is in the best condition it has been in a century, experts say.

Forty-six communities form the watershed of the Rouge River, which flows into the Detroit River where Detroit meets the neighboring city of River Rouge.

While conditions vary from place to place, overall there are dramatic signs that the river's health is being restored.   more...

 



Environment  

discussion

  discuss this article

'The Breeze': It's here, it's big!

  #
(April 27, 2004) — Hundreds of people this morning lined both sides of the Genesee River to watch the Spirit of Ontario pull into port.

People hooted and hollered to welcome the ship. Some rang cowbells, and the Rochester Yacht Club fired off a cannon several times.

As the ferry came into sight, approaching the port from the northwest, many people ran toward the beach to catch an early glimpse of it. Cries of “there it is,” were plentiful in the crowd.

Onlookers came armed with still and video cameras to capture the moment. Some had binoculars, others had police scanners to monitor the U.S. Coast Guard chatter as it escorted the ship to the dock.   more...

 



Other  

discussion

  discuss this article

The Lake Michigan Federation

  #

The Lake Michigan Federation coordinates a Partner Network of more than 100 grassroots and regional organizations from around Lake Michigan focused on restoring and maintaining the land and waters that feed into the lake.

Lake Michigan is the largest lake within U.S. borders and one of the largest in the world. There are countless, heroic efforts going on right now to protect the lake and the rivers and lands that drain into it, community by community. At the Federation we know that protecting the pieces protects the whole and vice versa. That's why the Federation partners with groups around the lake to...  more...

 



Environment  

discussion

  discuss this article

AUDI Star Class World Championship 2004

  #
Uploaded: 26.04.04 
Today: 27.04.04 Race 1 April 25, 2004 The first race of the AUDI Star Class World Championship 2004 was delayed two hours due to very shifting winds accompanied by rain showers. The course was finally set, the wind settled in at 45° and 12 to 15 knots and the first start was attempted at 1610. Too much excitement and anxiety to finally be getting underway caused a general recall.
The fleet got a clean start excepting some OCS Stars at 1625 local time. Rounding the first mark was the Irish crew of Mark Mansfield and Killian Collins, followed by the Swedes Frederick Lööf and Anders Ekström, and the Americans Mark Reynolds and crew Steve Erickson.  
more...


 



Sailing  

discussion

  discuss this article

Onboard the Big Cat - from Sailing Anarchy

  #
Paul van Dyke, from Halsey Lidgard Sailmakers, was on board Cheyenne during their phenomenal Around the World record setting voyage (Halsey also built Cheyenne's sails). Here is his report.

I recently sailed onboard Steve Fossett’s 125 foot catamaran Cheyenne in her bid to set the out right around the world speed sailing record. We were successful and beat the old record by 5 days 23 hours, a significant improvement. This is the ultimate record in sailing and it was quite an achievement. The odds are against anyone who tries this record. Three boats made five starts in 2004 and Cheyenne's was the only successful bid.

What sets it apart from the rest of the speed sailing records is the extreme length of it.   more...

 



Sailing  

discussion

  discuss this article

Behind Alinghi's designers doors

  #

Following a successful run with Team Alinghi's prize winner, SUI-64, the Alinghi design team are once again behind closed doors. The challenge - how to build another winning boat.

With Valencia confirmed as the venue for the America's Cup 2007, the designers have a general idea of how a new boat will require to be moded for the prevailing weather conditions at that location. Back at the drawing board, structural ideas are under investigation. Also underway is the setting up of tools - primarily software - that will be used in the design process as well as ensuring certain improvements at the tank testing site to improve test accuracy over the previous time.

The scheduling and planning of tank sessions that may be required to complete testing is in progress and with luck, the design team will start work on modeling the boats for testing during 2004, with the goal to go to tank testing some time in mid-2004.   more...


 



Sailing  

discussion

  discuss this article

Last icebreaking mission in Duluth before $32 million replacement

  #

DULUTH, MN --Duluth may be a long way from the sea but Minnesotans have a great maritime heritage.

A big part of that tradition is a plucky little veteran of the Great Lakes, the Coast Guard Cutter Sundew.  It was built in Duluth during World War II and spent a better part of her life helping shipping right here in the harbor.

It was 1944 and the Allies were in the thick of the battles across Europe, Africa and the Pacific.    Demand for war materiel was insatiable.  The workers of the United States were working overtime to keep the troops supplied with what they needed to win the conflict.

Minnesota shipbuilding was at its peak. The combination of facilities in Duluth and Superior quickly became the largest inland shipyard in the country.

The industry employed about 20,000 workers. During the war they produced 126 ships worth a total of more than a $150 million.

Among the vessels built by the Marine Iron and Shipbuilding Company in Duluth was Sundew.  more...

 



Other  

discussion

  discuss this article

Education saves lives on piers

  #

MUSKEGON -- In November, 19-year-old Daniel Reiss and about 10 friends decided to tempt fate by "wave jumping" off Grand Haven's South Pier.

They made it out to the second lighthouse that day, despite winds gusting up to 40 mph and 10-foot waves crashing over the pier.

Daniel and the friends ran around the lighthouse, trying to jump the waves as they pounded the concrete. One wave caught Daniel and swept him off the pier.

His friends saw what happened and tried to save him. Some reached out to him, others tied their coats together, trying to make a rope to throw out to him. A girl called 911 on her cell phone. They all saw Daniel slip under the water. All they could do was watch and wait for help.

Sheriff's department divers couldn't go in the water for two days. The weather conditions were too dangerous.

They still haven't recovered Daniel's body.  
more...


 



Safety  

discussion

  discuss this article

Great Lakes projects could see $400 million in federal funding

  #

Cities and towns along the Great Lakes would be eligible for $400 million in federal grants over the next four years to restore lighthouses, clean beaches and repair sewers, under legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate.

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, the bill's sponsor, said Friday that the bill, known as the Great Lakes Community Restoration Act, would set aside $100 million a year for four years for intensive local renewal projects.    more...



Other  

discussion

  discuss this article

Cross Lake Michigan in 2.5 Hours

  #
Cross Lake Michigan in 2 1/2 hours.MuskegonFerry.com, the source for information about the Lake Michigan Car Ferry service from Milwaukee to Muskegon.

The Passenger/Car Ferry is scheduled to begin service in June of 2004. During peak months, the ferry will cross Lake Michigan 3 times daily in just under two and a half hours time.
Lake Express will own and operate the cross lake ferry service and is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Lake Express promises a comfortable ride across the "Big Lake" at speeds around 40 mph. The car ferry, built by Australian based company Austal, is an engineering marvel built to handle the rugged waters of Lake Michigan. The ride promises to be a comfortable one complete with food, beverages, business class cabin, modern restrooms and a smoke-free environment.

The Lake Michigan Car Ferry will leave its mark in the history books; it is the first high-speed vehicle and passenger ship ever built in the US and designed to operate within the continental United States.    more...
 


Other  Sailing  

discussion

  discuss this article

Prev [1026]  1027  1028  1029  1030  1031  1032  1033  1034  1035  1036  1037  1038  1039  1040  1041  1042  1043  1044  1045  1046  1047  1048  1049  1050  Next

You are on page 1026
A total of 1336 pages are available.

Items 15376-15390 of 20035.

Pages: [1 - 25] [26 - 50] [51 - 75] [76 - 100] [101 - 125] [126 - 150] [151 - 175] [176 - 200] [201 - 225] [226 - 250] [251 - 275] [276 - 300] [301 - 325] [326 - 350] [351 - 375] [376 - 400] [401 - 425] [426 - 450] [451 - 475] [476 - 500] [501 - 525] [526 - 550] [551 - 575] [576 - 600] [601 - 625] [626 - 650] [651 - 675] [676 - 700] [701 - 725] [726 - 750] [751 - 775] [776 - 800] [801 - 825] [826 - 850] [851 - 875] [876 - 900] [901 - 925] [926 - 950] [951 - 975] [976 - 1000] [1001 - 1025] [1026 - 1050] [1051 - 1075] [1076 - 1100] [1101 - 1125] [1126 - 1150] [1151 - 1175] [1176 - 1200] [1201 - 1225] [1226 - 1250] [1251 - 1275] [1276 - 1300] [1301 - 1325] [1326 - 1336]







Copyright 2018 Edict Incorporated
280 Mill Street, Suite A | Rochester, MI 48307 | (248) 650-4962
privacy statement | contact us