State Controlling Board member Rep. Chris Redfern (D-Catawba Island) voted to appropriate $599,967 on Monday to protect Ohio’s greatest natural resource, Lake Erie.
Ships, including iron ore freighters bound for Northwest Indiana steel mills, have been jamming up the ice-choked St. Marys River in recent weeks as they rush to make deliveries before the Soo Locks close this week.
Way back in 1673, the French Canadian explorer Louis Jolliet noticed that the land around present-day Chicago had “a very great and important advantage, which perhaps will hardly be believed.”
The Department of Natural Resources today announced the 2014 lake sturgeon fishing and spearing season on Black Lake (Cheboygan County) will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1. All anglers must register to participate in the lake sturgeon season.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Anglers who buy minnows to use as bait in Michigan no longer will be required to have their receipts with them while fishing under new state regulations.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Negotiators between the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate on Monday night released a $1.012 trillion compromise 2014 spending bill that would restore Great Lakes cleanup money to last year's levels and also repeal a newly enacted cut to cost of living adjustments, or COLAs, for disabled military retirees and their survivors.
Portsmouth, R.I. (Jan. 13, 2014) – US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) is pleased to announce that the nomination period has opened for the 2013 Coach of the Year Awards. The OSC will honor coaches in five categories who have distinguished themselves at the youth, national and international levels.
The 2014 Progressive Mid-America Boat Show brings more than 300 new boats and watercraft, the latest accessories and product demos into Cleveland’s I-X Center Thursday, Jan. 16 through Monday, Jan. 20. The I-X Center show will feature the latest pontoon boats, jet boats, cabin cruisers and fishing gear and tackle, as well as fishing clinics, seminars, special appearances by Wicked Tuna Captain Tyler McLaughlin, activities for kids and more.
Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines!
It’s auto show time in Detroit and there's a chance to put some summer into the winter at the boat show in Toronto. These are the big shows for doers and dreamers looking for the hottest wheels on the road and the coolest watercraft on the lake.
Detroit’s biggest show of the year -- the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center -- kicks off on Jan. 13.
“It’s going to rock,” show chairman Bob Shuman said, noting the parade of “fabulous new vehicles equipped with cutting-edge automotive technology” is back in town.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released an extensive report it started in 2009 to Congress on Monday offering proposals to prevent invasive species, most notably Asian carp, from entering the Great Lakes Basin from the Mississippi River basin via the Chicago area.
But no one seems happy about the results of the study, from the elected officials that ordered it to the industry potentially affected by it.
The report, titled the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS), offers eight alternative plans designed to prevent the transfer of invasive species. But the report does not offer a preferred option.
Have you ever seen an all-electric motor boat? What about solar panels you can use to charge your boat while you're out fishing? Renewable energy for boaters, as well as used boats and beautifully-crafted behemoths will be on display at the 54th Portland Boat Show, taking over the Portland Expo Center this weekend.
"I've got everything here," show manager Peter O'Loughlin said over the phone, rattling off half a dozen categories, from car-toppers and runabouts to luxury houseboats. The variety ensures there will be something for everyone, he said, as long as you come with some level of interest in the boating lifestyle.
The level of Lake Superior dropped 2 inches in December, a month when the big lake usually goes down 3 inches, according to the International
Lake Superior Board of Control.
The smaller-than- usual decline is thanks in part to above-normal precipitation. The big lake is now just 1 inch away from its long-term normal level for Jan. 1, and is a full foot above the level on Jan, 1, 2013. The lake generally has been trending closer to normal for about a year.