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Interlake Steamship to Convert Lakers to LNG

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Interlake Steamship moves toward upgrading its fleet to energy efficient, more environmentally friendly LNG fuel.

The company has announced that it has reached an agreement in principle with Shell to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG)  to support Interlake’s conversion of its vessels to LNG as the main propulsion fuel.  When converted, these ships are expected to be the first LNG-powered ships on the Great Lakes and among the first in the U.S.  more...

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Lake Ontario water levels cause concern

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The water levels in Lake Ontario have a significant impact on the economic and environmental viability of harbors in upstate New York and Canada. As a result, a proposed plan to change the management of those water levels has raised some concerns in waterfront communities.

The International Joint Commission (IJC) regulates the water levels on the lake, and for years they’ve argued that the priorities have swung in one direction.  more...



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Ontario vows to fix Stephen Harper’s Experimental Lakes Area mistake

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Those interested in the protection of the environment, the advancement of scientific knowledge or the practice of good government got a bit of welcome news last week. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne vowed to help undo one of the federal government’s most bewildering recent initiatives, the planned closure of the Experimental Lakes Areamore...

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Traveling with a prince of the lakes

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Climbing the gangway of a freighter with Dan Gallagher is similar, I suspect, to what it must have been like seven centuries ago to cross the drawbridge of a medieval castle in the company of a prince.

Ashore, Gallagher is a lakes pilot with a small “p.”

Once he steps onto the deck of a ship, he becomes the Pilot.

He’s royalty. You can see it in the eyes of the crew, in the deference he is shown as he ascends to the bridge to stand with the ship’s captain.  more...


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Huge ‘green’ parking lot will reduce Lake St. Clair pollution

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For two decades, Macomb County officials wrestled with the pollution problems plaguing Lake St. Clair and have concluded that a major cause of the foul waters is the rainwater that runs off of streets and parking lots into the lake.

Yet, the largest parking lot in Macomb County, located within a few 100 feet of the lake, never received attention.

Until now. more...


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Great Lakes shipping looking sluggish out of the gate

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Great Lakes shipping is getting off to a bit of a slow start. Lakers are hoping that that Mother Nature cooperates.

You can’t read much into cargo numbers from March — they just one week of shipping. And even if demand for iron ore and limestone is strong. Lake Carriers Association vice president Glen Neckvasil says it hasn’t been smooth sailing.

“Yes. It was challenging,” he said. “We had quite an ice field there in Whitefish Bay. So that certainly did delay some cargo.”

Whitefish Bay is a bottleneck from Lake Superior to the Soo Locks.  more...



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Long delayed dredging of Lake Ontario harbours set for 2014

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Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) has announced that the long awaited dredging of three Lake Ontario harbours is on track to happen next year.

Collins says the Army Corp of Engineers now has the funding it needs to perform maintenance dredging in Oak Orchard, Olcott and Wilson harbours.

“The dredging of these three local harbours is long overdue,” said Collins. “Local residents and government leaders have been pushing the federal government to prioritize the work in order to maintain and maximize the harbours’ economic and recreational importance. more...



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Windsor boaters filling up city marina as Great Lakes lower

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Low lake levels haven’t stopped boaters from snatching up spots at Lakeview Park Marina.

Although water levels in the Great Lakes are reportedly below average, the city marina is almost at capacity for the upcoming boating season. Trese MacNeil, community sports services co-ordinator for the city’s parks and recreation department, said water levels haven’t affected business at Lakeview.  more...



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Competition Between North American Inland Waterways

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The US Government recently announced an allocation of US$80-billion to upgrade and improve American inland waterways. Major changes are underway in the world of international freight transportation that will impact on domestic long-distance transportation across North America.more...

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Shipwreck, Neillsville hotel placed on register of historic places

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A Lake Michigan shipwreck in Wisconsin waters and a century-old hotel in Neillsville have been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The scow schooner Silver Lake, which sank in 1900 off Sheboygan County, and the Omaha Hotel built to accommodate train travelers stopping in Neillsville were recommended for the official national list of historic properties deemed worthy of preservation, the Wisconsin Historical Society announced Thursday.  more...



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Benzie County Water Festival 2013!

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For the third year in a row, the Benzie County Water Festival convenes this coming Friday at Benzie Central High School from 3:30 pm to 9 pm.

This year’s theme is: “Under The Surface,” focused on youth and lesser-understood impacts to our water resources. Once again it brings Michigan musicians, panel discussions, speeches from water luminaries, interactive multimedia projects and presentations, artisan foods and beverages, visual art, children’s activities, and connections to local campaigns and projects. Admission is free; donations go toward future events.  more...



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A lakefront landing strip for migrating birds

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They may have evolved to make the trip, but migratory birds are still tired after flying for thousands of miles. As a major stopover for roughly 300 species of birds, Chicago’s lakeshore can be a good place to rest.

Building off similar work east along the waterfront, the Chicago Park District will restore native habitat for migratory songbirds along a 2.2 mile strip of land sandwiched by railroad tracks and Lake Shore Drive between 31st and 47th Streets.  more...



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Buoys being placed in St. Lawrence Seaway

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A spring ritual is underway on the St. Lawrence River, marking the beginning of boating season.

Every March, the St. Lawrence Seaway sends a crew out in the water with tug boats and a barge to restore the navigation buoys along the shipping channel. These massive markers are stored in various docking areas along the river during the winter months and are returned to the water in the spring.

These buoys help ship captains and boaters mark the shoals and islands of one of the largest rivers in North America. And now they're even equipped with the latest technology.  more...



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Investing in Detroit pays Great (Lakes) dividends

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Here’s an idea for the Great Lakes region that makes sense.

So much sense that we probably won’t do it.

What if we worked together and helped a Great Lakes neighbor – in this case a city — in need?

What if we invested significant Great Lakes restoration money in Detroit’s recovery?  more...



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Spring brings Great Lakes ships

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A ship enthusiast documents the 730-foot long Algoma Montrealais exiting the Soo Locks upbound Monday in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. The shipping season on the Great Lakes started at midnight Monday with the reopening of the locks after winter maintenance.

The Great Lakes bulk carrier Paul R. Tregurtha opened the sailing season to Lake Superior on Monday when it passed through the Soo Locks at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.

The 1,013-foot ship was headed to the port in Superior for a load of coal.

Also, five of the six ships berthed at Milwaukee over the winter have left the port to begin the sailing season. The first foreign ship is scheduled to arrive here next week with a load of steel from the Netherlands.  more...



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