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Great Lakes agency asks Ottawa for infrastructure spending for two icebreakers
The Canadian Press (2/8)
Shippers on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway want the Canadian government to fund a couple of new heavy icebreakers for the waterways, possibly using money from the government's widely touted infrastructure program.

Port handled close to record tonnage in 2015
The Times (2/8)
In Indiana, the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor didn't break the volume record set in 2014 last year, but it sure came close. Part of it was due to the craft beer boom, since brewery tanks are still often made in Europe, where they have centuries of experience.

ECHDC to officially buy Port Terminal complex
Buffalo Business First (2/8)
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. will officially buy a 50-acre waterfront parcel in Buffalo, N.Y., opening it up for major private-sector development.

Depressed steel industry meant less ship traffic in '15
Duluth News-Tribune (2/7)
While insiders pore over tonnage reports and analysts dissect the global trade of commodities and other cargoes, a simpler indicator of the movement of industry could be found counting the ships in 2015.

Mild winter melts ice, opens lake for Miller Ferry
Sandusky Register (2/6)
Ohioans islanders will have a taste of spring this weekend while the Miller Ferry reopens for a short time. The ferry generally closes after the holidays and reopens in March, which is when ice has receded enough to safely use the boats.

Grand Traverse Bay pier project voted down by city commissioners
9&10 News - Traverse City, MI (2/2)
The City Commission in Traverse City, Mich., voted not to move forward with a plan to build a pier on Grand Traverse Bay near the mouth of the Boardman River.

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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
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