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Spring water levels of Lake Huron highest since 1998
Manitoulin Expositor (5/20)
An unseasonably cool and wet summer last year started the rise, which didnít stop; Lake Huron skipped its usual seasonal decline, which, on average, begins in July.

Changing water levels on the Great Lakes
9 and 10 News Traverse City (5/20)
Their levels change all the time, and have been down significantly for the past 16 years, but the last few years, they've changed a lot, faster than anyone would've expected.

Queen City Bike Ferry casts off Monday from Canalside
The Buffalo News (5/18)
The Queen City Bike Ferry that will take bicyclists and pedestrians the short distance between Canalsideís Commercial Slip and First Buffalo River Marina is beginning services on Monday.

It's a good time to watch freighters on the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (5/18)
It's a good time to be a freighter watcher. Seven new freighters have entered the Great Lakes trade since 2012, and another ship has been launched and is fitting out; four more are being built; and two more are on order.

Harsens Island ferry owner wants to end service
The Detroit News (5/14)
For a second time in three years, the owner of the Harsens Island ferry is seeking to terminate service between the island and Algonac, Mich.

ECHDC "slowing down" approach to Outer Harbor
WKBW-TV - Buffalo, NY (5/14)
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation is shifting it's approach when it comes to developing Buffalo's Outer Harbor.

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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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