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With ore down, shipping buoyed by other cargoes
Duluth News Tribune (6/19)
As iron ore tonnage lags compared to historic levels, itís the diversity of cargoes that has defined the first two months of the Great Lakes shipping season ó much of it coming across the Atlantic Ocean on its way to the North American interior.

Wind towers setting sail in Manitowoc
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter (6/19)
One of the largest industrial products to leave Manitowocís harbor in decades, wind tower segments, is slated to set sail in the coming days.

Great Lakes officials release plan to boost maritime trade
The Associated Press (6/15)
The Conference of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers, an organization representing states and Canadian provinces in the Great Lakes region released a $3.8 billion plan designed to improve their shared maritime transportation system and make cargo shipping more competitive.

Steady shipping season in Twin Ports so far
KDAL - Duluth, MN (6/15)
As we approach three months into the 2016 shipping season in the Twin Ports, in Minnesota, Adele Yorde with the Seaway Port Authority said it got off to a quick start in March.

New Battle of Lake Erie
WGRZ-TV - Buffalo, NY (6/15)
In New York, it's shaping up to be a modern day battle of Lake Erie, and itís brewing between thousands of boaters... who have navigated Buffalo's waterways for years... and those who are just beginning to enjoy them.

COMMENTARY: Ballast water rule changes will work
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (6/15)
The Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA) is a well-reasoned, common sense legislation, and it will result in significant new protection against nonnative species threats.

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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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