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Great Lakes ice cover over 88%
USA Today (3/3)
Last winter's Great Lakes ice cover peaked at 92.5% on March 6 — the second-most since 1979. A flirtation with the documented record of 94.7% in 1979 may not happen this year.

Icebreaker expected on Lake Erie this week
GoErie (3/2)
An icebreaker originally scheduled to arrive on Lake Erie today will now be here later this week, officials said this morning.

$125K in grants coming for Port of Muskegon from the West Michigan Prosperity Alliance
MLive (3/2)
West Michigan officials are ready to spend $125,000 to study the best way to develop the Port of Muskegon.

Ice conditions causing concern for Great Lakes shipping industry
St. Paul Pioneer Press (3/1)
The recent plight of a well-known lake freighter, and satellite images that show the Great Lakes once again almost entirely covered in ice, are causing worry in the Great Lakes shipping industry about the prospects of another difficult spring.

Bill could protect Great Lakes from invasive species
Detroit Free Press (2/27)
Vessels entering the Great Lakes through the St. Lawrence Seaway would have to flush their ballast water while still at sea — reducing the likelihood of bringing invasive species into the Lakes — under a measure approved by a Senate committee.

COMMENTARY:Rising, falling lake levels teach us some harsh lessons
Lansing State Journal (2/26)
The history of the Great Lakes, like the stock market, is a series of ups and downs.

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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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