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Invasive species (and some divers) threaten Michigan's shipwrecks

Jon Gaskell of the Capital News Service had an interesting feature about how invasive species are threatening Michigan shipwrecks. Valerie Van Heest, director of Michigan Shipwreck Research Associates in Holland, said those conditions make…
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The Daily Michigan: 2 tickets to the Great Wakes Festival in Traverse City

Friday Flash! We've got 5 pairs of tickets for tomorrow night's 5-10 pm entertainment at the Great Wakes Festival. If you're interested, just send an email to dig@absolutemichigan.com. We'll randomly select 5 winners at noon! Today on The…
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Great Lakes ice coverage down 71% in past 40 years

March 2012 Ice on the Great Lakes (NOAA) In Continued ice loss on the Great Lakes may cause widespread change in ecosystems at the Great Lakes Echo, Jennifer Kalish writes that a lack of winter ice is increasing evaporation which can harm…
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Making A Splash — 2nd Annual Benzie County Water Festival Promises Family Fun

by Aubrey Ann Parker Springtime at the Betsie River by forestlady Did you know that the average American uses 150 gallons of water per day, with 60 percent being used outside to water our lawns and wash our cars? The entire United States…
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100+ year-old shipwreck discovered off Grand Haven

The Michigan Shipwreck Research Association has discovered a 90-foot two-masted schooner in deep water off the coast of Grand Haven. They report: “In trying to identify the wreck, I researched a number of schooners lost off West Michigan,…
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Happy World Water Day

"September Gale" by Michigan Nut (our most popular "water" photo)World Water Day is today, a day to celebrate fresh water and consider the many issues we are confronting around water and its use. From our rivers, lakes and streams…
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WISSA 2012: World Ice and Snow Sailing Championships in St. Ignace

The 2012 World Ice and Snow Sailing Championships (WISSA) take place February 20 - 26 in St. Ignace. The Holland Sentinel explains: For the first time in more than 17 years, the World Ice and Snow Sailing Championship (WISSA 2012) is taking…
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The Daily Michigan: 2 Nights at Heart Lake Resort Cottages!

Today on The Daily Michigan we have a very special giveaway - a two night weekend or mid-week stay for two at Heart Lake Resort Cottages from now through May 15th, 2012!! The giveaway is subject to availability and some restrictions apply,…
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Winter on Sturgeon Bay

Here's a gorgeous time-lapse exploration of winter on Sturgeon Bay near Cross Village Michigan. Jay Burlage of Milapse writes that it's a great place to get away from it all and enjoy a cold snowy place for a bit. The music track is 'Farlem'…
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Invasive Species in the National Parks

Goby by swatzo Last year the National Park Service produced a series of short documentaries exploring invasive species in the Great Lakes. The series was funded by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative showing how invaders are changing the…
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The Lake in Winter: an excerpt from The Windward Shore

Works by Michigan author Jerry Dennis include The Living Great Lakes, Winter Walks (with wood engravings by Glenn Wolff and design and letterpress by Chad Pastotnik of Deep Woods Press), A Place on the Water, It's Raining Frogs and Fishes,…
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Seeking Michigan: The Wreck of the Carl D. Bradley

By Valerie van Heest and courtesy Seeking Michigan and the Archives of Michigan. The goal of Seeking Michigan is simple: to connect you to the stories of this great state. Visit them regularly for a dynamic & evolving look at Michigan's…