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How far could challenge of Waukesha’s Lake Michigan water diversion plan go?
Milwaukee Public Radio (8/24)
Although the Great Lakes governors approved Waukesha’s application, a coalition of Great Lakes mayors hopes to stop the Wisconsin's city to divert water from Lake Michigan.

New vessel a friend to Great Lakes environment
Post-Tribune (8/23)
Officials with the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor welcomed the Federal Caribou, a new generation, oceangoing vessel that reportedly emits fewer greenhouse gases, uses less fuel and flushes out more invasive fish species than similar ships.

Kids learn old world navigation techniques to work well in 21st century
Chicago Tribune (8/21)
The Great Lakes Naval Museum north of Chicago is teaching adults and kids on how to use a compass.

Climbing the ladder to be a Great Lakes boat pilot
The Windsor Star (8/21)
For Brett Walker, just getting to work as a Great Lakes boat pilot can be a real adventure that demands his full attention and focus.

A mail boat stays afloat
The New York Times (8/20)
A black-and-white boat, emblazoned with a Postal Service eagle, is the mail boat J.W. Westcott II, the only floating ZIP code in the United States.

From Montreal to Minnesota, by inland sea
The New York Times (8/19)
Driving and flying everywhere gives you a distorted understanding of North America. A slow boat through the Great Lakes shows you every mile.

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Ferries
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Bruce County Tourism
Sailing, cruise and ferry information on Lake Huron and Georgian Bay.

Chi-Cheemaun Ferry Service
Provides ferry service between Manitoulin Island and Tobermory.

Drummond Island Ferry Schedule
Summer and winter schedules for the ferry running between DeTour, Michigan, and Drummond Island.

Ferries Operating in Wisconsin
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Listing and contact information for ferries operating in Wisconsin.

Lake Erie Ferry Boats
Travel Lake Erie
Information on ferry services available from the northern Ohio county of Erie to various Lake Erie islands.

Lake Express Muskegon and Milwaukee Ferry
City of Muskegon
Find information on the ferry ship, schedules and rates, photo galleries and more!

Lake Michigan Car ferry
Schedule, fare and other information for this car ferry service on Lake Michigan between Ludington, Michigan, and Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

Mackinac Island Tourism
Visit Mackinac Island and experience the sites and sounds of a bygone era.

Madeline Island Ferry Line
A ferry service between Madeline Island and Bayfield, the site provides ferry schedule, rate and area information.

Miller Ferry
Miller Boat Line
Miller Boat Line invites you to spend a fun-filled day on an island in Ohio at Put-in-Bay! View the 2004 ferry schedule, group package information and many other helpful links for tourists.

Toronto Island Ferry Service
The Toronto Island Ferry offers frequent public service to the Toronto Islands, landing at Hanlan's Point, Centre Island and Ward's Island ferry docks.

Washington Island Ferry, Inc.
Information on ferry schedules, group tours, and Washington Island activities and accommodations.

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GLIN: Boating in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Cruises in the Great Lakes Region

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