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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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The Brown Bomber Strikes

Hours before his second fight with Germany's Max Schmeling, Joe Louis was asked how he felt. "I'm scared," he said. "Scared?" asked his trainer. "Yes, I'm scared I might kill Schmeling tonight," Louis declared. Two years earlier, Schmeling…
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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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Isle Royale

Isle Royale is one of the largest islands in the Great Lakes. Located in the northwest corner of Lake Superior, Isle Royale is actually an archipelago (a series of islands). The largest island is called Isle Royale. The entire island chain…
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What Will Happen to Tiger Stadium?

What Will Happen to Tiger Stadium? UPDATED: April 3, 2006: In Talking Baseball, Jack Lessenberry talks about shiny new Comerica Park, the old stadium, great players and the possiblilities of a new season. (Tigers did win the opener, 4-3!) UPDATED…
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Detroit Zoo Issues Page

UPDATED: February 26, 2006 Feb 26, 2006: River Rant is indeed ranting today about the Zoo, imagining how former Detroit Mayor Coleman A. Young might have handled the zoo issue. It's also a four-star look at one of Michigan's legendary…
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Kentucky's BIG Man Comes to Michigan

There are plenty of bigger-than-life men during the American Revolution. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and Patrick Henry, to name a few. But hardly any were bigger Daniel Boone, who came to Michigan - as a prisoner. Born…
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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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A Gridiron Legend is Born

College football is in the air and the Fighting Irish are back in the polls. Arguably, the University of Notre Dame's greatest player was George Gipp, who came from Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Nicknamed the Gipper, George Gipp was born…
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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…