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Rising Lake Erie damages property, swallows beaches
Buffalo News (7/27)
Its depth ballooned in June and July because of as much as 400 percent more rainfall in some areas of the Great Lakes watershed this spring and summer.

Megafarms: Water debate roils Wisconsin's Kewaunee County
Green Bay Press Gazette (7/26)
At least six state and national environmental advocacy groups have targeted the county, saying the tens of millions of gallons of liquid manure spread over fields with sensitive soils has caused widespread groundwater pollution.

Water in the Lachine Canal is off-limits until Friday night, Parks Canada says
Montreal Gazette (7/26)
The city of Montreal advised Parks Canada early this week that “a mixed water discharge had occurred in the Lachine Canal” — meaning overloaded storm drains sent rainwater and possibly some sewage into the canal.

Windsor-Essex lake water monitored for blue-green algae toxins
Windsor Star (7/26)
As the quality of lake water surrounding the Windsor-Essex region continues to be monitored, authorities say the recent wet weather followed by warm temperatures could lead to toxic algal blooms.

Many Great Lakes ports face challenges similar to Muskegon's
MLive (7/24)
Representatives from many Great Lakes ports were in the same boat this week – both figuratively and literally. The American Great Lakes Ports Association held its summer meeting in Muskegon, Mich.

High lake levels vex docking for Mackinac sailboat race
Detroit News (7/16)
Race committee officials issued a warning that some docking facilities may not be available on Mackinac Island because of higher water levels.

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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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