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Michigan Underwater Preserves: Alger Underwater Diving Preserve

Graveyard Coast II by Michigan Nut michiganpreserves.org explains that although the vast inland waterway of the Great Lakes provided natural highway, there were also dangerous, fraught with sudden storms, fog, heavy traffic and shipping companies…
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DNR Uncut: Michigan State Parks Capture Top National Award

Here's a "guest" post from the Michigan DNR. We say "guest" in that we copied and pasted it from their website. Great parks, great news.  Collectively Falling - Bond Falls by Aaron C. Jors The Department of Natural Resources announced today…
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The Three Sisters

When you're in a storm in big water, you can look for about every seventh wave to be a big one. Now your ship is designed to weather this, but there's something you should know. These are not lakes, these are the world's eighth seas, and her…
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Sinking Ships for Money

ship wreck by hoperenewed In November Absolute Michigan always features shipping and shipwrecks, and while most of the stories are tragic, Great Lakes Echo has a feature about a Michigan lawmaker who hopes to sink ships to boost tourism revenue: Some…
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Experience Great Lakes Week with Great Lakes Now

Edited Oct 17, 2011 to bring in the archived content from Great Lakes Week 2011 Detroit Public Television (DPTV), in partnership with the International Joint Commission, the Great Lakes Commission, U.S. EPA, and Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes…
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Weird Wednesday: Michigan Sea Monsters

The last Wednesday of every month is a "Weird Wednesday" on Absolute Michigan. Usually we get a feature from Linda S. Godfrey, the author that fascinating tome of Michigan mysteries: Weird Michigan. Linda is hard at work on her latest book…
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Northern Lights likely over the next few days!

Here's a very popular post from yesterday's Michigan in Pictures! The photo was taken by Shawn Malone of Lake Superior Photo at Little Presque Isle. While this is a little technical, it basically says "We might well see some northern lights…
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Saginaw students discover 2 wrecks in Project Shiphunt

mLive has a nice feature on some Michigan students who helped discover 2 wrecks in Lake Huron. 122 years ago, the 138-foot schooner M.F. Merrick was hit by the steel freighter Etruria, sinking both ships. The students used historical records…
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Paddle around the Marquette Ore Dock

Here's a sweet video of a paddle around the Lower Harbor Ore Dock in Marquette on a Stand-up Paddleboard. It's Andy & Matt Jones of the surf/skate/snow shop Casualties and the S.U.P featured is the Bark/Surftech Tuflite Construction 14' Expedition…
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Five Things You Need to Know Heatwave Edition: Beat the Heat in Michigan

Before we suggest a few ways to beat the heat, we'll set the mood with Motown's own Martha Reeves & the Vandellas who started at the Motown office in Detroit as William Stevenson's secretary and was also charged with supervising Stevie…
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Michigan: Great Lakes Surfing Capital

Surfing Michigan by farlane We've pulled together a great collection of Great Lakes & Michigan surfing videos with a few links: The photo was taken on Lake Michigan at Leland. You can see more surfing photos on Michigan in Pictures…
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Solstice, Summer and Storms

Today at 12:16 PM EST is the Summer Solstice. Click that link to learn a little more about the solstice from Michigan in Pictures. We're gearing up for an exciting development in our Festival Summer giveaway, so we're going to keep it short…