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On-board water treatment is next line of defense against invasion
Wisconsin State Journal (5/21)
Ships that enter the Great Lakes will soon need on-board water treatment systems designed to kill foreign organisms that cause damage as they spread. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources expects to begin enforcing the new requirements some time this year.

Stabenow, Peters want Soo Locks study completed sooner
The Detroit News (5/19)
Michigan Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are stepping up pressure on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to speed up a cost-benefit study of building an additional passageway for Great Lakes freighters at the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie.

Researchers get fresh Great Lakes data from aboard Beaver Island ferry
Great Lakes Echo (5/17)
A ferry to Beaver Island in Michigan is now fitted with equipment to detect changes in the temperature and chemistry of Lake Michigan.

Group sues federal regulator over Mackinac Straits pipeline
Lansing State Journal (5/16)
The National Wildlife Federation is suing the federal agency responsible for overseeing oil pipeline safety, asserting the agency illegally authorized the transport of oil through the Line 5 pipeline.

Kaptur seeks to cut off funding for open lake dumping
Sandusky Register (5/16)
U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) says she will attempt to cut off all federal funding for open lake dumping on Lake Erie being carried out by the Army Corps of Engineers.

Superior students set sail for hands-on learning about St. Louis River, Lake Superior
Wisconsin Public Radio (5/16)
Close to 1,500 students from northern Minnesota and Wisconsin set sail for a day on St. Louis River to learn about the Great Lakes, as part of the week-long St. Louis River Quest.

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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.

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Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Listing and contact information for ferries operating in Wisconsin.

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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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