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Company begins work on Lake Michigan carferry ash storage system
The Associated Press (4/10)
Operators of the S.S. Badger carferry in Ludington, Mich., say they've begun retrofitting the vessel to allow ash from its coal-fired burners to be stored onboard while the ferryboat hauls passengers and vehicles across Lake Michigan.

PHOTOS: The ship that overlooks Lake Erie
Scuttlebutt Sailing News (3/12)
A former cargo ship, the Benson Ford, now sits hanging over a cliff on Lake Erie and serves as a holiday home.

Hornblower will make its Canadian presence known
Buffalo Business First (1/29)
Among the many decisions that Hornblower Cruises & Events Inc. had to make as it prepares to start its Hornblower Niagara Cruises this spring from Niagara Falls, Ont., was what color will the slickers be for passengers aboard the tour boats.

Bus tour will highlight water management projects
Northwest Times (8/29)
Save the Dunes has announced that registration for an upcoming bus tour of Best Management Practices in the Salt Creek Watershed (near Valparaiso, Ind.) is now open.

Battle of Lake Erie to be re-enacted on Monday
The Toledo Blade (8/29)
Casual boaters who wander into the water off Put-In-Bay on Monday could find themselves floating into a war zone circa 1813.

Hornblower vows appeal as judge upholds state's handling of no-bid agreement with Maid of the Mist
Niagara Gazette (8/29)
A state supreme court justice from Niagara County has dismissed a competitor's legal challenge aimed at reopening a contract currently held by the Maid of the Mist Corp. to operate boat tours at the base of the Falls.

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General Resources
The Great Lakes Circle Tour
Ride along on the 6,500-mile Great Lakes Circle Tour: a scenic, international road system connecting the five Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River! For new visitors to the region, this online travel guide offers informational maps, road routes and estimated mileages, and links to major cities, camping and recreation areas, and natural attractions.

Great Lakes Lighthouse Guide
Midwest Connection
Provides information on lighthouses around the Great Lakes region as well as lighthouse tours.

New York State's Seaway Trail
The New York State Seaway Trail is a 454-mile scenic route paralleling Lake Erie, the Niagara River, Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.

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State and Provincial Resources
Chicago - A National Register Travel Itinerary
National Park Service
Twenty five historical sites, buildings, structures, objects and districts. Accompanying map, descriptions and photographs.

Indiana Scenic Byways And Recreational Drives
Great Outdoor Recreation Pages (GORP)

Guided Walking Tours of Detroit
Preservation Wayne
Tours include Downtown, Eastern Market, Midtown, and New Center, as well as the Auto Heritage Tour.

Michigan Tours and Sights
RING! Online
All kinds of tours from walking and hiking to driving and boating, plus travel ideas and reviews.

Minnesota's Superior Scenic Byways
Use this site to explore four beautiful Minnesota Superior Scenic Byways on the western shores of Lake Superior. Each byway is illustrated in an easy-to-follow interactive map that offers recreational opportunities, cultural or historic sites, information centers and various attractions.

Road Trips
New York Department of Economic Development
Select from multiple road trip options.


Tours & Excursions
Tourisme Québec
An outline of five different itineraries to help you get the most out of your Québec visit.

Wine Route
Wine Council of Ontario
Take an electronic tour through Ontario wine country.

Wineries & Breweries
Wisconsin Department of Tourism
Search under "Things To Do", then under "Recreation and Attractions."

Wisconsin Scenic Byways And Recreational Drives
Great Outdoor Recreation Pages (GORP)

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Related Resources
GLIN: Cruises in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Highways in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Parks in the Great Lakes Region

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