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MSU conference explores need for greater international cooperation to protect vital global watersheds
MLive (11/25)
A recent Michigan State University workshop focused on water rights and improving cross-border policies for the protection of the great waters of the world.

VU students testing area waters
The Northwest Indiana Times (11/21)
Students of Valparaiso University, Ind., were at Lake Michigan to work on water quality measurements for an Environmental Protection Agency education project.

Forest Hills students put surf boards to the test in Lake Michigan
MLive (11/20)
Surf’s up! Well at least it was for some lucky students from Forest Hills Public Schools on Thursday, Nov. 19. Twenty students from each of the district’s three high schools had an opportunity to surf 10- to 12-foot waves at Grand Haven State Park, Mich.

City says yes to dock sale
Traverse City Record-Eagle (11/3)
In Traverse City, Mich., commissioners agreed to sell the coal dock marina to a group of nonprofit organizations focused on Great Lakes history, education and environmental protection to expand use for nonprofits and construct new, modern facilities.

TVDSB high school students learn about importance of Great Lakes
St. Thomas Times-Journal (10/31)
Participants at the Lake Erie Student Conference spent the day in Port Stanley, Ont., taking demonstrations on water quality testing, commercial fishing, birds of prey and the threat of invasive species.

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What is biggest boat that ever traveled on one of the Great Lakes?
from Jesse in Houghton, Michigan, Age 12

The Paul R. Tregurtha, also known as the "Queen of the Lakes," is the largest ship to ever travel Great Lakes waters. She measures in at 1013' 06" in length -- that's over three football fields! -- and has a cargo capacity of 68,000 tons.

She was originally christened on April 25, 1981, as the William J. DeLancey. This vessel was the last Great Lakes ship built at the American Ship Building Company in Lorain, Ohio, and was also the last of the 13 ships in the thousand-footer class to enter Great Lakes service.

Related reference: The Great Lakes Fleet Page Vessel Feature -- Paul R. Tregurtha

Thank you for your question!

Answered on May 16, 2001

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