It’s still unknown who the people in the film are, or how they came to be traveling the Great Lakes on a freighter.
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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.
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.
First in decades, a new Great Lakes freighter joins fleet
The Mark W. Barker is more innovative and versatile than the larger Lakers.
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.
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.
In Progress: New Soo Lock looks at 2030 completion
Current estimates for the cost of the project are just over $1.4 billion. Of that, $411 million has been funded so far.
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.
Michigan is on thin ice. Get used to it, climate experts say.
Great Lakes ice cover is near record lows and expected to remain low through winter, threatening key ecosystems and the state’s $2.3 billion recreational fishing industry.
Stalled Ships: Shipping industry looks to infrastructure investments to boost demand
With drops of tonnage on the Great Lakes due to COVID-19, many in the industry are hoping long-term infrastructure investments will turn things around.
2020 in Review: Climate change, COVID-19 and Michigan’s governor
Of course, a lot also happened in 2020 that did not garner the attention that COVID-19 and climate change did.
Watch Party: Ships and Shipwrecks
Come aboard a boat that delivers mail to ships on the Great Lakes, learn about…
Got Pike? Huron, Michigan, Ontario, Superior, yes. Erie, not so much.
Increased seiche events likely hurting already small populations of the fish.
Q&A: What Michigan’s move to shut down Enbridge Line 5 means
Those involved in Michigan’s pipeline debate said they’re expecting a lengthy legal battle before the pipeline’s fate is settled.
Michigan governor seeks shutdown of Great Lakes oil pipeline
Whitmer’s office notified Enbridge that it was revoking an easement granted in 1953 to extend a section of the pipeline through the Straits of Mackinac.