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In 18 hours you can drive from Milwaukee to Dallas. If you break a few speed limit laws, you can get from Toledo to Orlando. You can even drive from Detroit to Chicago three times—and still have a few hours to spare.

Or, you can stay close to home and swim in all five Great Lakes in one day. That is exactly what three friends and I did this summer.

I got the idea from a post in the Pure Michigan blog about two women who completed this challenge in May. I knew it was something I had to try.  more...



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Warm State or Cold State? Why Boats Wintered in Either Need "Freeze Coverage" Insurance

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. September 10, 2012 - Boats stored for the winter in regions with consistent below-freezing temperatures in heated storage facilities have it best, except when winter storms bring power outages and the heat goes off. Suddenly, the boat's motor, which is often not winterized or prepared for freezing temperatures, becomes a liability as water in the engine block freezes, destroying it. And for boats stored in warmer states, an unexpected cold spell can lead to ice damaging the engine block. That's why no matter where you keep your boat over the winter, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) recommends having ice and freeze coverage on your boat's insurance policy. more

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Boaters Overstaying Their Welcome Could Find Themselves in Hot Water with the Tax Man

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ALEXANDRIA, Va., September 11, 2012 - Staying too long in one place can ruin a good thing. At least that's the case with boaters making lengthy journeys, who are finding themselves targets of cash-hungry states when they stay too long and are subject to various taxes. But how can boaters prevent overstaying their welcome? Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has online state tax information at www.BoatUS.com/gov/states that will help keep them on the right side of the law and out of hot water with the taxman. more

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Water Runs Through Us: Muskegon leaders spent decades assembling the city's vast Lake Michigan beaches

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Muskegon residents sometimes have a way of looking around at their lakeshore neighbors with an envious eye toward what they’d like their community to become. No doubt the fine folks of Acme, Mich., would look at the city of Muskegon and its beloved Pere Marquette Park beach in the same way.

Acme Township, just north of Traverse City on U.S. 31, has about a mile of the East Arm of the Grand Traverse Bay that community leaders would like to assemble as a destination and signature attraction for their community.  more...



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Great Lakes drownings: 89 so far this year

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BEULAH — Jackie Kovacs went to Peterson Beach in Benzie County for swimming and sun, but she ended up barely surviving a nightmare of rip currents.

It's a story all too familiar in Lake Michigan coastal communities: Kovacs, a tourist from Lombard, Ill., watched in horror Aug. 5 as a menacing Lake Michigan rip current swept her 10-year-old granddaughter from the shoreline. Kovacs rushed into the water to rescue the child, and the current gripped her, too.

Kovacs and her granddaughter were rescued from their frightening ordeal, but Ohio tourist Kevin Patrick Schlake, 40, was not so lucky. Three hours later, he became one of 89 people to drown in the Great Lakes this year when he fell victim to the same merciless currents at Peterson Beach.  more...


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Anglers could help effort to find out if Asian carp are in Lake Erie

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Officials from Michigan and Ohio are ramping up efforts to find out if any live Asian carp are in western Lake Erie – and they’d like anglers to help out by providing any information they might turn up.

A round of recent water samples from the Sandusky Bay and Sandusky River – the results of which were announced this week -- included some that tested positive for the presence of Asian carp environmental DNA. Those are in addition to older, previously announced water samples that had tested positive for carp eDNA from Sandusky Bay in Ohio waters and north Maumee Bay in Michigan waters.  more...



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Tumor-ridden catfish cause concern over bay's safety

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ERIE -- Brown bullhead catfish -- mud-colored, blunt-headed and bewhiskered -- aren't the prettiest of fish under normal circumstances. Add the cancerous blood-red lesions and tumors dotting the skin of many bullheads in Presque Isle Bay, and they get ugly enough to make even a seasoned fisherman turn away.

That's just what the state Department of Environmental Protection is preparing to do by proposing to remove the bay from an international list of places impaired by pollution, according to scientists, academics and health officials who have studied the bullhead problem for more than two decades and anglers who have caught the bottom-hugging catfish for longer than that.

But all that studying hasn't determined why the bay's bullhead are getting the tumors.  more...



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Kites Over Lake Michigan: Wow!

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Kites over Lake Michigan made a big splash over the weekend in Two Rivers.

After a while, you run out of superlatives to describe the annual kite festival that turns Two Rivers’ Lake Michigan beach into a visual feast, with the air over the sand and water filled with kites of every color, size and description.

All to the delight of thousands of attendees, who linger to watch the kites, catch a few late summer rays, and play in the cooling waters of the big lake.

The 2012 edition of Kites Over Lake Michigan is now in the record books, and words don’t do it justice; you had to be there. Wow!  more...


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Letter from Lake Michigan: Saying farewell to a much-loved old ferry

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map of Lake Michigan carferry coal ash discharge

One night in August I unrolled a sleeping bag for the best four hours of sleep in recent memory. The sky was clear, the winds were light and the S.S. Badger, whose open upper deck has become a favorite accommodation, was gliding over the waves toward Ludington, Mich. I could tell by the stars overhead.

Monday morning, coming back, I watched with a heavy heart as the Wisconsin shoreline came into view. I was thinking this was probably my last trip on the old ferryboat.

After decades of special treatment under the nation’s pollution laws, the coal-burning Badger may have to shut down when its 2012 season ends in October. more...



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Lakes Huron, Michigan to approach record lows, 25 inches below normal

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Low water levels have a wide range of negative impacts, including less commercial shipping and recreational boating.D

etroit — Lakes Huron and Michigan this winter are likely to approach or set record low water levels, a new report predicts.

By December, the two lakes are likely to be just above, at or just below record lows of 1964-65, according to the 6-month projections of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

"The entire Great Lakes basin received below average precipitation for the month of August," the report said. "Precipitation levels for the Superior and Ontario basins were especially low."

An abnormally dry winter followed by a summer drought sent all Great Lakes levels plummeting, but none as significantly as Huron and Michigan. Those lakes are replenished not only by rainfall, but outflow from Lake Superior.  more...



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Commodore Perry's flag ship conquers Lake Erie again, nearly 200 years later

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Oliver Hazard Perry flag-transfer Oliver Hazard Perry Cabot finally got his wish to join the Navy of his illustrious ancestor Thursday, as he transferred a Don't Give Up the Ship flag to a modern frigate.

The ceremony, in Cleveland's inner harbor, paid homage to Commodore Perry's bold move in 1813 when he transferred command from the devastated brig Lawrence to the intact Niagara.

Cabot, of Jeffersonton, Va., said on the deck of the latest Niagara that "everyone in my family was Navy. I wanted to join," but eyesight was an issue. So he joined the Army, serving as an intelligence officer for 28 years before retiring as a lieutenant colonel. more...



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Shippers Keep Watchful Eye On Seaway Levels

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With water levels on the St. Lawrence Seaway near Montreal, Quebec, at their lowest levels in 10 years, shippers are keeping a close eye on the conditions.
 
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation officials are continuing to monitor local water levels daily to determine whether any advisories should be issued to ships navigating the system along the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario. more...


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A 9-year-old Boy Died and Others Were Injured Off Duluth in Lake Superior

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Lightning flashed, hail fell and the wind roared as the mostly novice crew aboard a 26-foot boat pulled down the sails and motored for the Minnesota Point sand spit outside Duluth on Saturday evening.

Although they were doing everything right under the circumstances, lightning took a deadly toll as the sailors scrambled through knee-deep water on the spit, trying to hustle everyone to safety, Sgt. Wade Rasch of the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday.

“There was a blinding white light and they were all blown off their feet,” Rasch said. “They were hollering. It was chaotic.”

Skipper John Lintula, of South Range, Wis., told authorities that the lightning momentarily knocked him out and into the shallow water. Tragically, it also struck close to 9-year-old Luke Voigt, who later died in a Duluth hospital, Rasch said. Four others standing in water near the boy were hospitalized with serious burns.  more...



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Rest, relaxation and maximum gain

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Most people who have cottages or camps have loads of good memories and great photos. Eventually they often have loads of cash, too.

In many parts of Canada, buying waterfront property has proven to be a profitable venture for the past couple of decades. Prices for recreational properties on the shores of lakes, oceans and rivers have soared. more...



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