The Coast Guard is investigating a sheen Tuesday that was reported in southern Lake Michigan one day earlier.
About 3 p.m. Monday, a communications watchstander at Coast Guard Station Michigan City, Ind., was notified that people were coming out the water with an oily substance on them at Porter Beach, Ind.
Great Lakes cargo numbers rallied in May after a slow start. Shipping officials have some cautious optimism about the coming season, though the forecasting is based on a lot of “ifs.”
This year's slow start was blamed on winter making an extended stay, with snow storms and late ice clogging shipping traffic.
Earlier this month, the GLFC announced that in New York, a sea lamprey barrier and trap was built was on Orwell Brooke, a tributary that feeds into Lake Ontario's Salmon River. The barrier is one of 70 sea lamprey barriers in all of the great lakes.
The barrier, which was placed as close to Lake Ontario as possible, stops sea lampreys before they can spawn in Orwell Brook. It is designed to allow other migratory fish to go on as normal, and has aluminum stop logs that will be removed outside of the sea lamprey's migratory period.
In a three-day series at the Chicago Match Race Center that featured everything from light shifty breeze to big wind and waves, Chicago-based Jennifer Wilson and her team of Sally Barkow (Nashotah, Wis.), Katherine Pettibone (Sacramento, Calif.), Krista Paxton (Royal Oak, Mich.), and Sandi Svoboda (Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.) have won the Allegra Knapp Mertz Trophy for the 2013 U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship. After defeating Sandy Hayes in a 2-0 Semi-Final, Wilson and team went on to defeat Stephanie Roble and her team in a 3-1 Final.
71 one-design boats invaded Cleveland Race Week at Edgewater Yacht Club in Cleveland, Ohio from June 14-16. Seven fleets competed, including 20 Tartan 10s seeking the title of T10 Lake Erie Champion.
For the ninth consecutive year, Officine Panerai is sponsoring the largest international circuit of regattas reserved for classic yachts: the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge 2013.
The east coast of the United States will be the venue for the North American Circuit, which features stages in Marblehead, Nantucket and Newport.
The Chicago Match Race Center will welcome this US Sailing National Championship with the first of three days of racing scheduled to begin Friday, June 14 through Sunday, June 16.
Eight teams will compete on Lake Michigan’s Belmont Harbor in the Tom 28 to decide who will raise the prestigious Allegra Knapp Mertz Trophy. The field includes a diverse array of talent, ranging from Olympic and America’s Cup veterans to up-and-coming new names fresh off the U.S. intercollegiate circuits.
The Army Corps of Engineers says Lake Erie is about five inches above where it was last month and Lake Ontario is about 2.5 inches where it was in May.
That's good for recreational boaters and cargo ships making deliveries that traditionally have had to navigate low water levels in the lakes.
In the exhibit, which opened over the weekend, there also were roughly 60 other species, interactive information on various species from the Great Lakes and a story booth allowing visitors to self-record their personal impressions of the Great Lakes.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), today announced that recreational boating in the U.S. has an annual economic value of $121 billion. The industry’s rising tide supports 964,000 American jobs and 34,833 businesses, generates $40 billion in annual labor income and drives $83 billion in annual spending.
The Bayview Yacht Club will host the second annual "Sailing Under the Stars", a charity event taking place on June 15th at the historic Bayview Yacht Club overlooking the Detroit River and Windsor lighted skyline.
Drought and other factors have created historically low water marks for the Great Lakes, putting the $34 billion Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway shipping industry in peril, a situation that could send ominous ripples throughout the economy.