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Tough time for Great Lakes shipping
Daily Press (4/21)
Cargo ships have had a difficult time making shipments on the Great Lakes due to the massive amounts of thick ice covering the lakes.

Shipping season begins today, marking latest start ever
CBC News (4/21)
Two ships are due to arrive in the port of Thunder Bay on Monday, marking the latest start to a shipping season there. An extremely cold winter left most of Lake Superior frozen over, and the ice in Thunder Bay harbour is still as much as a metre thick in some places.

Coast Guard wraps up ice-breaking efforts on lower Great Lakes after 128 days
MLive (4/21)
The U.S. Coast Guard has wrapped up four months of ice breaking to clear the paths for commercial ships on the lower Great Lakes.

Indian fertilizer co-op seeking global tie to U.S. shale gas via Quebec & St. Lawrence Seaway
Natural Gas Intelligence (4/21)
Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Ltd. (IFFCO) of New Delhi which is setting out to build a plant on the St. Lawrence River in Quebec to use gas imported from the United States and sell products on agricultural supply markets across Canada and around the world.

First ships arrive at Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor
Northwestern Indiana Times (4/18)
The Freighter Isolda arrived at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor on Thursday, April 17, marking the start of the international shipping season.

Ludington carferry invests in new technology
Grand Rapids Business Journal (4/18)
Lake Michigan Carferry Inc., owners of the S.S. Badger in Ludington, have announced that installation of the first phase of a new combustion control technology will be completed before the start of the 2014 sailing season.

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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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