Category Archives: Shipping

The Great Lakes are in peril … again

I am about to report some distressing news about the Great Lakes, so I want to preface my comments with some counterbalancing information about the wondrous lakes we call Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario. The Great Lakes are indescribably … Continue reading

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Ferry allowed to pollute Lake Michigan for 2 more years

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday that the coal-fired Lake Michigan ferry SS Badger will be allowed to operate ā€” and continue dumping coal ash into Lake Michigan ā€” for two more years. The Badger, which sails between Ludington, … Continue reading

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New book tells the tale of a Great Lakes shipwreck that killed more than the famous Edmund Fitzgerald disaster

The Edmund Fitzgerald may be the most famous of all Great Lakes shipwrecks but other shipping tragedies on the lakes actually claimed more lives. One of those was the November 1958 sinking of the Carl D. Bradley. The 638-foot long … Continue reading

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