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GLIN==>> What's New & Notable, 7/1/99



Pay a visit to GLIN <http://www.great-lakes.net> to check out these new
features...

Site of the Month for July: Ohio's Lake Erie Circle Tour
<http://www.circle-erie.com/>
Follow the signs along this scenic route on the shore of Lake Erie to
discover lighthouses, beaches, wineries, golf resorts, spectacular
fishing, covered bridges, rainforests, and rock and roll. In 1993, the
seven convention and visitors bureaus along Ohio’s Lake Erie shoreline
(Ashtabula, Lake, Cleveland/Cuyahoga, Lorain, Sandusky/Erie, Ottawa and
Toledo/Lucas counties) began marketing the route to families as a
weekend getaway driving trip for any time of year. In addition to the
web site, the group publishes Roadtrips!, an annual guide available by
calling 1-888-327-LAKE.

If your agency is interested in being GLIN Site of the Month, see
http://www.great-lakes.net/sitemont.html for more details.
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New GLIN page: Islands of the Great Lakes
<http://www.great-lakes.net/places/islands.html>
Includes an overview, fun facts and a collection of island web sites.
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Proposed Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary
<http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/glsr/thunderbay/thunderbay.html>
The proposed sanctuary, off the coast of Alpena, Mich., would protect a
nationally significant collection of approximately 160 shipwrecks in the
Thunder Bay area. If designated, Thunder Bay would be the first national
marine sanctuary to focus solely on a large collection of underwater
cultural resources and the first designation in the Great Lakes. For a
map of the 12 other national marine sanctuaries around the country, see
http://www.sanctuaries.nos.noaa.gov/oms/oms.html
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Kayakers set out to cross Superior
<http://www.nwf.org/greatlakes/superior/kayak.html>
On June 27, six men set out in sea kayaks from Thunder Bay, Ontario, to
paddle across the deepest of the Great Lakes. The group will make their
way to Isle Royale National Park and wait for fair weather to paddle
across the nearly 50 miles of open water to Michigan's Keweenaw
Peninsula. The crossing is intended to be an annual event to focus
attention on environmental issues concerning Lake Superior and the need
to designate the lake an "Outstanding National Resource Water."
Also see: Kayakers brave Lake Superior to save it from pollution,
Detroit Free Press (6/28/99)
<http://www.freep.com/sports/outdoors/qkayak28.htm>
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Cows on Parade in Chicago
See GLIN Arts & Entertainment
<http://www.great-lakes.net/tourism/arts.html>
This summer, Chicagoans are asking "Have you seen the cows?" They're
referring to the 300 lifesize fiberglass cows that have been decorated
by artists and are popping up all over the windy city. This "udderly"
unique exhibit will be up until October when many of the cows will then
be auctioned off for charity.


For daily updates on Great Lakes web offerings, visit the "What's New"
section on GLIN <http://www.great-lakes.net/navigate/new.html>

Christine Manninen
GLIN Webmaster
Great Lakes Commission.
Ann Arbor, Michigan