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Busy Great Lakes ports thrum to a manufacturing comeback
The Plain Dealer (10/17)
In a sign of the growing strength of the Midwest economy, ports up and down the Great Lakes are experiencing a robust shipping season and many are hustling to keep up with cargo volumes that have returned to pre-recession levels.

In Duluth, Amsterdam-based company seeks international shipping ties
St. Paul Pioneer Press (10/17)
The Duluth Seaway Port Authority is developing a relationship with the Spliethoff Group, a Dutch ship management company that has sailed its ships into the port authority's Clure Public Marine Terminal twice already this shipping season.

Steel shipments up by 47 percent through September at the Port of Milwaukee
Fox 6-TV - Milwaukee, WI (10/16)
Steel shipments are up at the Port of Milwaukee by 47 percent through September.

Clean Water Act in MI: Keeping the Great Lakes great
Public News Service (10/15)
This week's anniversary of the Clean Water Act is an opportunity to reflect on and protect its heritage.

Watching ships pass on the Welland Canal
The Cornwall Standard-Freeholder (10/15)
Visitors to the Welland Canals Centre at Lock 3 in St. Catharines, Ont., and Lock 7 in Thorold, Ont., can view a historic example of engineering: Canada’s version of the Panama Canal.

Sure, there were pirates in the Caribbean, but the Great Lakes had them too
Michigan Radio (10/14)
Although the pirates of the Great Lakes generally didn't have parrots on their shoulder, and rarely walked with a piece of wood for their leg, there were pirates on the Great Lakes.

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Boat Cruises
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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