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Brash ice in St. Clair River strands freighters, tugs, barges
The Voice (1/28)
The crews of the U.S. and Canadian coast guard cutter Bristol Bay and icebreaker Samuel Risley worked hand in hand Jan. 20 to break free the tug Everlast and barge Norman McLeod. The tug and barge were on their way from Sarnia to Windsor, Ontario.

Great Lakes heavy metal output hits 666,000
The Times (1/28)
Raw steel production rebounded to 666,000 tons in the Great Lakes region last week, after a big drop the previous week

Less ice, more ore ships on lakes
Daily Press (1/26)
A relatively mild December on the Great Lakes allowed iron ore shipments to increase dramatically compared to a year ago when an early arriving winter blanketed the system with thick ice.

Windsorís ports see drop in cargo as parkway construction nears completion
The Windsor Star (1/26)
Construction of the $1.4-billion Herb Gray Parkway boosted cargo shipments at Windsorís ports to historical record levels in 2013, but with parkway construction nearly completed, the local ports returned to more normal levels in 2014.

Manufacturing steadily improving in Great Lakes Bay Region
Midland Daily News (1/26)
Manufacturing companies in the Great Lakes Bay Region are growing at a steady pace, thanks to rising prices for agricultural commodities and diversification during the recession, two local experts say.

Huge boat that replaced ill-fated Edmund Fitzgerald docked for winter at Oswego
The Post-Standard (1/26)
There are few boats larger than American Fortitude - a 690-foot vessel docked this winter at the Port of Oswego Authority, N.Y. But the boat's time on the Great Lakes, however, has come to end.

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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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