Coast Guard names Straits of Mackinac “no anchor zone”

A new rule from the United States Coast Guard is intended to better protect the Great Lakes from oil spills. The Coast Guard named the Straits of Mackinac a “no anchor” zone. This prohibits boats from dropping anchor in the area. Read the full story by...

Mystery of Lake Erie’s oldest shipwreck is solved

A ship that sunk nearly 200 years ago in Lake Erie has finally been identified. Shipwreck hunters based in Cleveland, Ohio, have been studying the remains of the ship and believe it to be the doomed vessel known as the Lake Serpent. Read the full story by the Daily...

Land conservancies protect areas across state

There has been no recent change in the number of land conservancies throughout Michigan, but there has been a steady expansion of already established lands, increasing by at least 10,000 acres every year since 2013. Read the full story by The Mining...

Female surf community growing on Great Lakes

When it comes to surfing the Great Lakes, women can “rip” just as hard as the guys, and the community of female surfers and standup paddleboarders keeps growing. Read the full story by The Welland...

Great Lakes cargo down for U.S. ships

U.S. shipping on the Great Lakes was down in September, but those low numbers shouldn’t be a cause for concern, spokespeople from the Duluth Seaway Port Authority and Interlake Steamship Company said. Read the full story by the Duluth News...