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Money for the St. Lawrence

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The Canadian and Quebec governments renewed an agreement Tuesday to manage and protect the St. Lawrence river into the future.

Canada's Environment Minister Peter Kent and Quebec's Minister for the Environment Pierre Arcand announced a 15-year commitment to preserve and protect the St. Lawrence.  more...



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Coast Guard Cutter Alder delivers holiday trees to Chicago

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The Duluth-based Coast Guard Cutter Alder is taking on a new role this week, re-enacting the voyage of the legendary “Christmas Ship” on Lake Michigan.

The Alder departed Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., on Tuesday morning with a load of Christmas trees bound for Chicago, according to a Coast Guard news release. After the Alder arrives in Chicago on Friday morning, the trees will be distributed to low-income families. more...



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S.S. Badger picked for study on gas conversion

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The S.S. Badger could become the demonstration vessel for a pilot study proposed by the Wisconsin State Energy Office on the use of alternative fuels in marine applications.According to an Oct. 24 letter the University of Wisconsin-Superior sent to the Wisconsin State Energy Office, the Badger is being proposed as the vessel to use for studying the feasibility of using natural gas as a marine fuel for Great Lakes shipping. more...


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Ducks not limited - Chasing waterfowl on the water

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MITCHELL'S BAY - Three Ohio businessmen plan to spend their Thanksgiving Day chasing redheads on the choppy waters off this tiny Dover resort hamlet.

It's not women the trio are after but instead an elusive diving duck easily identified by its bright red head and grey back.

"We're seeing loads of canvasback and bluebills on Lake St. Clair, but so far not that many redheads,'' said Stan Chapin of Lima, Ohio.

"Either they've bypassed the area this fall or they have yet to arrive.''

Chapin, 47, who began waterfowl hunting as a teenager, is part of a group of seven hunter buddies from Ohio that spend the major portion of the fall chasing ducks on Lake St. Clair.  more...



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Editorial: Find way to save car ferry while protecting our lake

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Story ImageBeing a large body of water, Lake Michigan is the last place you’d normally look for middle ground. But in the dispute between environmentalists and a coal-burning car ferry, that’s exactly what we need.

From mid-May to mid-October, the S.S. Badger hauls cars and passengers between Manitowoc, Wis., and Luddington, Mich. The problem, as environmentalists are quick to point out, is that the 58-year-old vessel — the nation’s last coal-powered steamship — dumps 509 tons of coal ash into the lake every year.  more...



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DNR Director Authorizes Purchase of 2,354 Acres to Create Menominee River State Recreation Area

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Department of Natural Resources Director Rodney Stokes has authorized the Department to proceed with purchasing 2,354 acres in Menominee and Dickinson counties in the Upper Peninsula to create the Menominee River State Recreation Area. The DNR will purchase the land for $2,534,400 in funding from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund and DNR Land Exchange Facilitation Fund. The land is currently owned by Wisconsin Electric Power Company.  more...


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Michigan buys chunk of land in the Upper Peninsula

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Kayakers, rafters, hunters, anglers and birders rejoice – the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has purchased 2,354 acres of Upper Peninsula beauty and is granting you access. The land, located near the border of Michigan and Wisconsin, was purchased from the Wisconsin Electric Power Company for $2,534,400 with money from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund and DNR Land Exchange Facilitation Fund. It’s divided into two parcels – Piers Gorge and Quiver Falls.  more...


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Presque Isle Advisory Committee hears about algae, museum

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The Presque Isle Advisory Committee today heard presentations about harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie and the Natural History Museum at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center.

Jim Grazio, a Great Lakes biologist with the state Department of Environmental Protection, shared information about the blue-green algae blooms appearing in other parts of the lake but not yet here.

"What we don't have now is the widespread problems they're having in the (lake's) western basin," he said. more...



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Three Things BoatUS Angler Prizewinner Rick Clark Learned While Fishing With Mark Zona

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. November 10, 2011 – Largemouth bass angler Rick Clark of Crystal River, Florida, recently went on the fishing trip of a lifetime to Northern Michigan, guided by none other than BoatUS Angler member and outsized television fishing show personality Mark Zona. Clark’s girlfriend, Layne Lowrey, also of Crystal River, won the fishing trip in a contest for members of BoatUS Angler, and gifted the prize to Rick, proclaiming herself the “best girlfriend ever”.
 
Of course Rick agreed (as would any wise angler), and while fishing with the “Awesome Fishing Show” host in the backwoods near Traverse City, Michigan, Clark said he learned three important things:  more...
 


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The perfect cabin

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One possible benefit of the real estate meltdown may be that some of the older cabins in northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula will survive, instead of being torn down and replaced with modern second homes. Older cabins have a cozy feel to them with their pine paneling, rustic decks and screened in porches. They can sag a bit, but that only adds to their allure. They may only have one small, cramped bathroom, but who wants to spend the day in the bathroom when you can be outdoors. 

  In my travels through Michigan for the past 35 years, I've watched as older rental cabins have been replaced with new, modern ones fully equipped with cable TV, wall-to-wall carpet and microwaves. I feel like I should clean up before going inside.  more...


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Ministry checks up on wreck artifacts

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Artifacts from the Erie Belle, one of Kincardine's best-known maritime disasters, could find no better home than the Walker House heritage centre, museum board president Bob Bullen said Tuesday.

It seems the Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Culture agrees.

Recently donated items drew scrutiny from the ministry after stories about them appeared in local papers last week.

Ministry spokeswoman Sarah Harris agreed the artifacts are best kept locally.

"Local museums are the heart of a community's cultural heritage preservation and are appropriate places for storing and displaying artifacts," she wrote in an e-mail Tuesday. more...



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Freighters have new place to fuel up

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Windsor can now boast it has the biggest service station in the Great Lakes.

With more than $20 million in new investment - $10.1 million of it from Ottawa's infrastructure stimulus fund - a shipping facility in the city's west side has become the place for freighters to fuel up as they traverse the Great Lakes, said John Carrick, president of McAsphalt Industries Ltd.

McAsphalt and its Sterling Fuels division, as well as their partner, The Miller Group, who together form the Windsor Port Authority's largest tenant, hosted a grand opening Wednesday to showcase their new facilities for handling petroleum products and aggregate materials.  more...



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2011 good year for Buffalo waterfront

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A New York state panel overseeing the revitalization of Buffalo's waterfront says 2011 was a year of good progress.

Jordan Levy, chairman of the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation, says this past construction season saw the launch of Buffalo's first water taxi and the addition of seating, a food shack and more entertainment at the Central Wharf. Visitors also saw the opening of Buffalo Riverfest Park and the Ship Canal Commons park, while brownfield cleanup and Buffalo River dredging progressed.  more...



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Weaker Ballast Water Standard And Badger Exemption Expected To Win House Approval

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The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to pass legislation today that would establish a national standard for ballast water discharges by oceangoing vessels in the Great Lakes and block states from setting their own tougher standards. The measure is a critical part of the U.S. Coast Guard's budget authorization bill.

Lawmakers are expected to approve language that would direct the Environmental Protection Agency and the Coast Guard to adopt the International Maritime Organization standard for ballast water discharges nationwide.  more...



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Durbin: Don't let landmark status be safe harbor for S.S. Badger

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As the last coal-powered steamship on the Great Lakes moved a step closer to being protected as a National Historic Landmark, Sen. Dick Durbin pressured top federal officials Wednesday to stop the vessel from polluting Lake Michigan.

In strongly worded letters to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Sen. Jay Rockefeller, chairman of the committee that oversees the Coast Guard, Durbin opposed special exemptions that would allow the S.S. Badger car ferry to keep dumping at least 509 tons of toxic coal ash into the lake every year.  more...



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