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Life on a Great Lakes freighter: Pay makes job worth it
The Detroit Free Press (0/0)
Reporter Jim Schaefer and photographer Eric Seals sailed give a glimpse into life aboard the Paul R. Tregurtha, the longest ship on the Great Lakes.

Freighters in Huron staying put for now
Sandusky Register (6/25)
A pair of massive freighters docked in Huron, Ohio, since winter will remain anchored there through at least the summer.

Life on a Great Lakes freighter: A welcome break
Detroit Free Press (6/25)
For crew members aboard Great Lakes freighters, "up the street" means the boat is docked and shut down for a few hours and you can feel the Earth beneath your shoes.

Iron ore shipments on rise after icy April
Duluth News Tribune (6/21)
The month's shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway increased 53 percent compared to the ice-impacted April and 4 percent over the same month a year ago and the month's five-year average.

New partnership will promote Great Lakes Seaway shipping
Marine Log (6/9)
The American Great Lakes Ports Association in partnership with the Lake Carriers' Association, Fednav Limited, and the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation have jointly sponsored a new bi-national public affairs program called the Great Lakes Seaway Partnership.

A resurgence in water levels a welcome sign for Lake Huron, Georgian Bay
CTV News - Barrie (6/9)
According to the Canadian Hydrographic Service, the water level in Lake Huron and Georgian Bay was 46 centimetres higher in April compared to one year ago and the average water level for the month was the highest since 1998.

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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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