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Detroit church to remember sailors lost on the Great Lakes-
Sailors who lost their lives in shipwrecks on the Great Lakes and Michigan waterways will be remembered at a historic church in downtown Detroit.00
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The Catch: New freighter in town-
The ship is the first American made bulk cargo carrier constructed on the Great Lakes in nearly 40 years.
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Finders, Keepers: The Great Lakes Now Episode Quiz-
Test your knowledge on mapping the Great Lakes, collecting and cataloging freshwater fish species and some of the latest news around the region.
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First in decades, a new Great Lakes freighter joins fleet-
The Mark W. Barker is more innovative and versatile than the larger Lakers.
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Can shipping on the Great Lakes take the next step toward transporting high-value container cargo?-
In this Q&A, Lake Carriers’ Association President James Weakley talks Great Lakes shipping economy, ice breakers, the Soo Locks and more.
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The 2022 Great Lakes shipping season sets sail after COVID-19 hurdles-
The 2021 shipping season was a “bounce-back season,” which Great Lakes port administrators attribute to increased cargo and infrastructure improvements.
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Canada expands ballast water restrictions to reduce invasive species spread-
The rules require all Canadian ships and all ships visiting Canadian ports to treat ballast water. That includes so-called “lakers.” They are ships which only haul cargo within the Great Lakes.
Ship-top vaccinations help keep freighters hauling-
Health officials delivered more than 300 vaccinations on 25 ships at the Soo Locks.
Freighter Mystery: Can you help Great Lakes Now with more clues to identify people and places in a historic film?-
TV Producer Rob Green discovered a film on YouTube. Here’s how he made it into a PBS segment for the monthly Great Lakes Now program.