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Title: GLIN: What's New and Notable

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What's New & Notable
01 July 2005

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Soo Locks Visitors Center

GLIN Site of the MonthThe world-famous Soo Locks, opened in 1855 at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., allow vessels of many types and sizes to safely traverse the 21-foot drop in elevation on the St. Marys River between lakes Superior and Michigan/Huron. The five locks -- four American and one Canadian -- ship more cargo through on an annual basis than the Panama Canal. To honor the locks' sesquicentennial, public celebrations are planned throughout the summer, culminating on Sept. 2 with an Anniversary Ball with governors and other dignitaries.

Revised draft Annex 2001

The Council of Great Lakes Governors has announced a 60-day public review period for the revised draft Annex 2001 Implementing Agreements. The draft Agreements were created to update the way the Great Lakes and the waters of the Great Lakes Basin are managed and protected.

Summer Discovery Cruises

Learn about the Great Lakes on the Lower Detroit River or Lake St. Clair. Discovery cruises take place from July 27-August 24 and are for families, educators, and individuals

Skyglow across the Great Lakes

The glow of distant city lights is rapidly engulfing the skies above the Great Lakes, hiding once-unspoiled views of the heavens.

Take a ride on the Great Lakes Circle Tour!

During this holiday weekend, enjoy the Great Lakes Circle Tour -- more than 6,500 miles of scenic drive around the Great Lakes and including New York State's Seaway Trail system. The road route, marked by distinctive green and white signs, is sure to offer fun for all.

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