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Ports commission hears positive news about Burns Harbor
The Northwest Indiana Times (8/21)
Business at the Ports of Indiana Burns Harbor continues to grow with more ships use the facility this year and more cargo tonnage processed.

Isle Royale vessel Ranger III used for testing prototype of system to cleanse ballast tanks
The Associated Press (8/19)
Technicians have used a vessel that hauls passengers to Isle Royale National Park for testing a refined treatment method to rid ships' ballast water of invasive species.

COMMENTARY: Predicting future levels of the Great Lakes has high uncertainty
Canada Free Press (8/19)
We simply do not know if water levels will decline, increase, or stay approximately constant over the rest of this century.

Port Huron paying to have Black River Canal dredged
The Times-Herald (8/19)
In Port Huron, Mich. the gate where the Black River Canal flows out of Lake Huron will be closed for two more days so the canal can be dredged.

Port of Oswego, N.Y. says increase in aluminum shipments puts it on pace for record season
WRVO Public Media (8/18)
The Port of Oswego, N.Y. says itís working toward a record year, thanks to an increase in shipments of aluminum coming in through the St. Lawrence Seaway for use at Oswego's Novelis aluminum plant.

Great Lakes, Seaway shipping continue comeback after disastrous spring
Sawyer County Record (8/17)
July was the best month for U.S. freighters on the Great Lakes in two years, and St. Lawrence Seaway cargo tonnage has almost made up for the seasonís crippling start when ships had to navigate miles of ice cover well into May.

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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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