As we move closer to summer and warm temperatures, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources would like to remind anyone who plans on operating a watercraft this year to take a boating safety course.
Anyone born on or before Dec. 31, 1978 may operate a personal watercraft (PWC) without restrictions, but those born after that date must obtain a boater's safety certificate.
For more than two decades, readers of Lake Superior Magazine have shared their favorite spots, sights, restaurants, lodgings and recreation for the Best of the Lake awards.
This year, we’re at it again.
We encourage communities to stuff the ballot box with local favorites in categories like Best Shoreline, Best Locally Made Brew and more.
GRAND HAVEN, MI – The U.S. Coast Guard, working with state and local officials, is taking water samples this week in Lake Michigan ports along much of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, including Muskegon Lake and Grand Haven on Wednesday.
The purpose of “Operation Run Off 2013” is to establish a baseline of environmental factors affecting water quality, according to Commander Sean Brady of the Coast Guard’s Grand Haven office. Officials hope that will make it easier to decide when to take enforcement actions against polluters.
The Great Lakes water levels are like a puzzle with many pieces.
I've been writing about the weather part of the water level puzzle.
The amount of water going into the Great Lakes due to weather factors is a fairly straightforward formula.
The formula is rainfall on the lake and over the drainage basin minus the evaporation of the lake water.
Toxic chemicals clinging to plastics could cause health problems for fish and other organisms in the Great Lakes.
Chicago--When the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its list of advisory board members “to support implementation of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI)” on March 13,
it contained a glaring omission: BOATERS.
In a letter to the acting EPA administrator, F. Ned Dikmen, Ph.D., president of the Great Lakes Boating Federation (GLBF), the organization that is the voice of the more than 4.2 million registered boaters who use the Great Lakes, said that issuing such a list without boaters “does a real disservice to the millions of people who boat and fish on the Great Lakes.”
Lake Superior dropped two inches in March, a month it usually drops only a half-inch, the International Lake Superior Board of Control announced Tuesday.
The lake now sits 13 inches below the long-term average for April 1 and 3 inches below the level at this time last year.
The board said water supply to the entire Lake Superior basin was down from usual, even though snowfall in some areas was up.
LANSING -- The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will release about 100,000 Atlantic salmon into Lake Huron and two of its tributary streams this spring.
Yearling salmon will be stocked in the St. Marys River, the Au Sable River, Thunder Bay River and Lexington Harbor in southern Lake Huron.
CLAYTON, New York (April 3, 2013) – The Antique Boat Museum seeks qualified US sailing certified instructors for the 2013 summer season (mid-June through mid-August 2013) to help lead the growing sailing program on the Clayton campus.
Responsibilities would include:
• Instruction of Optimist, Sunfish, and Comets
• Work with youth, teens, and adults
• Physically assist students in launching, rigging, and storing boats
• Be a responsible, reliable, enthusiastic presence with good judgment and leadership
• Take responsibility for ensuring a safe, organized, and educational waterfront and fleet
• Perform seamanship skills to include upkeep of boats, equipment, and storage facility
• Ensure preparation, planning, and daily review and documentation of program
• Communicate relevant history of the Thousand Islands Region to students
• Instruct, evaluate, and document improvement in sailing skills
DULUTH, Minn. — Tickets will go on sale Monday for this summer's Tall Ships festival, which can attract about 250,000 people to Lake Superior.
That's how many came to the port city in 2010 to see, board and sail on grand sailing ships that evoke the nation's nautical past in the largest event ever held in northeast Minnesota.
Looking at the results of the Great Lakes Environmental Assessment and Mapping Project might be a little alarming especially for those living around Lake Ontario. Results say that Lake Ontario is under the most environmental stress of all the Great Lakes.
“If you really want to drop the cumulative impact score we’re going to have to look at a whole bunch of different stresses, more than just one. Can we do that? Absolutely and we’re hoping that by looking at maps like this that it’ll suggest areas where yes we need a board-based approach,” said Dr. Gregory Boyer, SUNY-ESF.