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$20M federal grant supports new Great Lakes research center

The University of Michigan is establishing a research institute focused on sustainable management of the Great Lakes.  Read more…

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Lake Michigan holds stories and mysteries beneath her waves

… One story attributed to the mysterious triangle was of flight 2501. In 1950 the Northwest Orient flight left New York’s La Guardia bound for it’s first stop in Minneapolis. When suddenly the flight disappeared. Contact with the plane was lost after it crossed Benton Harbor, MI. The plane went down with all 58 souls […]

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Executive order creates uncertainty for National Marine Sanctuary on Lakeshore

MANITOWOC, Wis. (WFRV) – Manitowoc’s mayor is concerned about the future of a proposed National Marine Sanctuary after an executive order just signed  by President Trump. That order aimed at offshore drilling, now prevents the U.S. government from naming new marine sanctuaries. For a decade efforts have been ongoing on the Lakeshore to federally recognize […]

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North America’s Great Lakes – X-Ray Mag #79

There are other areas of the world with well preserved shipwrecks, but the Great Lakes of North America have the monopoly on sheer mass, variety and relative ease of access.  Very few known dive-able wrecks are much more than a few hour’ boat ride from a decent restaurant, a chain hotel or a decent-sized town.  […]

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Wisconsin is Trying to Turn Lake Michigan Shipwrecks Into an ‘Underwater National Park’

The waters off Wisconsin’s east coast hold treasures known and yet-undiscovered, with hundreds of sunken ships resting for decades – some for well over a century – on Lake Michigan’s floor. A federal push to create essentially an underwater national park would protect an especially interesting stretch of water, sending divers and researchers down under […]

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