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Summer vacation researching lakes
The Journal Gazette (8/25)
Steve Park, a seventh-grade science teacher from Riverview Middle School in Huntington, Ind. spent a portion of his summer on an Environmental Protection Agency research vessel.

Senators announce funding for University of Michigan project
WKZO - Washington, D.C. (8/25)
Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin say that a grant for the University of Michigan will help develop models to protect Lake Erie from the effects of algal blooms.

Residents get hands-on lesson about Maumee River conditions
WTVG 13 ABC - Toledo, OH (8/25)
More than two dozen people took a two-hour look at the Maumee River and nearby facilities that impact its condition. The tour, hosted by the Lake Erie Waterkeeper, was especially important this year because of the growing algae bloom in Lake Erie.

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TEACH Questions & Answers

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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