Cheboygan River dredging to begin next week



by Shawna McManus, Cheboygan Daily Tribune

CHEBOYGAN – A dredging project in the Cheboygan River should begin next week, according to interim city manager Tom Eustice.

The work has been rescheduled a couple of times due to crews being delayed at other jobs. However, Eustice said Luedtke Engineering Company of Frankfort, Mich., is scheduled to begin on Monday, Nov. 24 and crews should be able to complete the project in two weeks or so.


New app lets you explore Lake Michigan’s shipwrecks

Wisconsin Historical Society

Wisconsin Historical Society

by Emily Topczewski and Michelle Richards, TMJ4

Shipwrecks are a part of the rich history of the Great Lakes, and now there is a new way to check out hundreds of shipwrecks in Lakes Michigan and Superior.

Wisconsin Sea Grant has collaborated with the Wisconsin Historical Society on shipwreck projects since the 1990s.

Great Lakes invaders go digital

Color photo of Round Goby on rocky bottom. D. Jude, Univ. of Mich., Rebecca Williams, Michigan Radio

More than 2,500 species of plants, fish and mollusks will be invading the internet soon.

It’s an effort by more than 20 museums and universities around the Great Lakes region (including the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Central Michigan University). They’re teaming up to digitize their collections of species that are not native to the Great Lakes.

High winds trap at least four ships in Hamilton harbour

Hamilton Spectator,

High winds are keeping at least four ships from docking in Hamilton Harbour.

Hamilton Port Authority spokesperson Larissa Fenn said in an e-mail Tuesday evening four vessels are in the harbour but are unable to dock because of weather condition.

Saugatuck sports shop helps DNR bust Oregon bait supplier selling uncertified herring in Michigan



by John Agar,
SAUGATUCK, MI – An Oregon bait supplier that sold uncertified Pacific herring in Michigan has been fined $2,000, the state Department of Natural Resources said.

The fish, known as a carrier of viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus, or VHS, is a disease risk for state waters.

Minnesota DNR Warns Against Venturing Out on Ice

320px-Lakemariafrozenby Megan Stewart,

Minnesotans may be seeing ice on lakes, ponds and rivers along with the below freezing temps, but DNR conservation officers warn it is too early to venture out.

Ice has already started to form on Lake Superior – several weeks earlier than normal. In the Twin Cities, ice has covered much of Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis. The boat launch officially closed for the season Saturday.

Remembering the crew of the Carl D. Bradley

CarlDBradley_shipPresque Isle Advance

(From the November 27, 1958 edition of the Presque Isle County Advance.)

(Editor’s note: The following is a factual account of known events surrounding the sinking of the Steamer Carl D. Bradley, and is based on information from the survivors and first-hand accounts of testimony given to the Coast Guard Board of Inquiry.)

At approximately 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 18, 1958, all was well aboard the Str. Carl D. Bradley, heading toward her home port of Calcite. Captain Roland O. Bryan had asked the cooks to serve an early dinner.

Detroit River: The good, the bad, the ugly

by Tom Henry, Toledo Blade
DETROIT — To many Toledoans, the Detroit River is just another waterway on a map.

But maps don’t reveal much about a river, nor do they explain how Detroit’s industrial legacy played a key role in defending America’s freedom during World War II.

The Detroit River’s story today begins with the struggle for environmental justice in the southwest Detroit enclave of Delray, where Dolores Leonard, a 79-year-old retired community college professor, remembers growing up under a haze of what she called their “red sky.”