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New York State Fair shipwrecks exhibit
The Great Lakes Signature Exhibit presented by New York Sea Grant and The Great New York State Fair has added new displays and expanded in-water demonstrations. The exhibit is located in and along the reflecting pool at the mini-New York State Park at the fairgrounds. The state fair runs through Sept. 1.


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Park officials allow Apostle Islands fire to burn
Wisconsin State Journal (8/27)
National Park Service rangers have discovered a fire on one of the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior that they say has been burning for weeks. The service said Tuesday it's allowing the fire on York Island to keep burning.

Blue-green algae in Hamilton harbor prompts advisory
The Hamilton Spectator (8/27)
On Tuesday, officials again warned residents and visitors to avoid swimming or wading near the shoreline and in shallow, calm waters in the harbour's west end.

ATV beach traffic concerns L. Huron coastal manager
BlackburnNews.com (8/27)
A Coastal Resources Manager with the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation says it’ll take a combination of education and enforcement to get rid of ATV traffic on Lake Huron beaches.

Lake Erie island warned not to use well water
WFMJ Youngstown (8/27)
Residents of Pelee Island are being warned not to drink their well water because of potentially toxic algae in Lake Erie. The blue-green algae blooms causing the warning are the same stuff that contaminated the drinking water of about 400,000 people in the Toledo area earlier this month.

Tourism generates $1.8 billion in the Lake Erie shores and islands region
Norwalk Reflector (8/27)
The $1.8 billion in economic impact reported is up more than 18% from the last economic impact study, done for the 2011 travel year.

Debate ongoing over fish farming in the Great Lakes
Michigan Radio (8/26)
One draft paper suggests a billion dollar industry is possible in Michigan. That would mean large fish pens out on the open waters of the Great Lakes.

Toledo Mayor Collins schooled by many on algae, including his wife
Toledo Blade (8/25)
According to Ohio Sea Grant, Sandy Drabik was a 1968 attendee of OSU‘?s Stone Laboratory on Gibraltar Island and helped form the Friends of Stone Laboratory group, serving as its third president.

COMMENTARY: We must protect our Great Lakes
Port Huron Times Herald (8/25)
Ontario Power Generation, plans to bury the equivalent of about 53 million gallons of nuclear waste less than a mile from the water’s edge in Kincardine, Ontario — directly across Lake Huron from residents of St. Clair, Sanilac and Huron counties.

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