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New Book: Great Lakes Water Wars by Peter Annin

(updated October 13, 2006) AP writer John Flesher has a review on the new book The Great Lakes Water Wars by Newsweek correspondent Peter Annin (Island Press). The books central premise is that an era of warring over the Great Lakes is under…
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Worries Over Great Lakes Water Levels

Old Mission Point by Johnny Blood The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has an interesting piece that looks at fluctuations in lake levels over the last century. Although flucuations are considered normal, the article examines the role dredging…
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Years and Years of Beaches: Northwest Michigan

Petoskey Area Lake Michigan Beach (1973) by Joel Dinda Joel Dinda does a better job than anyone I know of bringing home what it's like to have lived a lifetime loving the State of Michigan. On a rainy day, there's few better places to spend…
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Michigan's State Parks: Southwest Michigan

State Park in North Muskegon, Michigan :: photo by Oldbrushes I'm never sure how people use our site and I'd like to call attention to the "keyword" box at the top right. I'm sure someday that we'll have someone on staff who says "boolean"…
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Hessel Boat Show

Brown Vertical Bow - by Gretchen Dorian Michigan in Pictures noted that the annual Les Cheneaux Islands Antique Wooden Boat Show and Festival of the Arts is held every year in Hessel on the second Saturday of August (Saturday, August 12…
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Nina Replica Comes to Michigan

View more photos of the Nina on Flickr The Associated Press reports that a replica of the Nina, one of the three ships that Christopher Columbus sailed from the Old World in 1492, will be docked Thursday through Monday at Algonac on the St.…
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Bay City Tall Ship Celebration: July 20-23

Bounty Tall Ship by taylorcraft75 Bay City is proud to be the only official host port in Michigan for the American Sail Training Association's Tall Ships fleet. Magnificent Tall Ships will line up on either side of the Saginaw River in…
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The Sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald

Edmund Fitzgerald Lifeboat by Beverly Vealach Thirty years after the Edmund Fitzgerald sank in the icy waters of Lake Superior, its disappearance remains a mystery. There were no distress signals, no witnesses, no survivors and no bodies recovered. On…
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The Griffin

On September 18, 1679, a boat set sail from an island in northern Lake Michigan. Bearing a load of pelts, it was headed for eastern Lake Erie. The boat, named the Griffin, was the first sailing vessel on the Great Lakes. During the voyage, it…