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Summer vacation researching lakes
The Journal Gazette (8/25)
Steve Park, a seventh-grade science teacher from Riverview Middle School in Huntington, Ind. spent a portion of his summer on an Environmental Protection Agency research vessel.

Senators announce funding for University of Michigan project
WKZO - Washington, D.C. (8/25)
Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin say that a grant for the University of Michigan will help develop models to protect Lake Erie from the effects of algal blooms.

Residents get hands-on lesson about Maumee River conditions
WTVG 13 ABC - Toledo, OH (8/25)
More than two dozen people took a two-hour look at the Maumee River and nearby facilities that impact its condition. The tour, hosted by the Lake Erie Waterkeeper, was especially important this year because of the growing algae bloom in Lake Erie.

Save the River looks to boost its education program
TWC News - Syracuse, NY (8/20)
A volunteer for a non-profit dedicated to protecting the St. Lawrence River has published a book to benefit the cause.

Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance aims to raise awareness of Bay City's schooner Appledore, other STEM teaching tools
MLive (8/20)
Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance ambassadors and board members, joined Bay City, Mich. area educators and members of the media for a STEM excursion aboard the schooner Appledore IV.

TEACH Calendar of Events
What's going on in your neighborhood this month? Meet other people and learn together at recreational and educational events! Our new dynamic calendar is updated daily with current educational events.
Great Lakes Ports & Shipping

6 | More information & references

Click to see larger image. GLIN Maritime in the Great Lakes Region
Features information on ports, laws, publications, shipping news and more.

Great Lakes and Seaway Shipping
Created and maintained by Neil Schultheiss, this site includes daily tracking of vessel passages, discussion forums, historical information about ships and shipwrecks, and extensive photo galleries.

Great Lakes Fleet Photo Gallery
Organized alphabetically by fleet.

Lake Carriers' Association
The LCA is the trade association representing U.S.-Flag vessel operators on the Great Lakes.

St. Lawrence Seaway System Fact Sheet
Includes physical dimensions and statistics from the most recent navigation season.

The Soo Locks Page
Photos and history courtesy of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District.

Great Lakes Dredging Team
Information about dredging around the Great Lakes, dredged material management and more.

By the Capes: A Primer on U.S. Coastwise Laws
"What is the Jones Act?" and other commonly asked questions are addressed in this document from the U.S. Maritime Administration.

Curriculum Title: Our Great Lakes Connection...A Curriculum Guide for Grades Kindergarten through Eight
Environmental Resources Center
University of Wisconsin Extension
1450 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706-1562
Attention: Joyce McConnell
e-mail address: mjmcconn@facstaff.wisc.edu

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"Tommy Trent's ABC's of the Seaway"
Published by The St. Lawrence Seaway Authority*, 1988. For copies, call 613-932-5170. Not yet published online. Excellent resource for kids on how the locks work, tips on ship watching, flag signals and other seaway communications.

About America's Jones Act Fleet
Published by the Maritime Cabotage Task Force

Dredging and the Great Lakes
A full-color, illustrated booklet that highlights issues such as the beneficial use of dredged material, the role of sedimentation, the dredging connection with commercial navigation and the citizen's role in the dredging process.

Great Lakes/Seaway Log
Published biweekly by Harbor House Publishers, Inc., Boyne City, Mich.

Great Lakes Seaway Review Magazine
Published quarterly by Harbor House Publishers, Inc., Boyne City, Mich.

The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System
Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation.

The Great Lakes: A Waterways Management Challenge
Great Lakes Waterways Management Forum, 2000.

Living with the Lakes
Great Lakes Commission and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1999.

Navigating the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System...the Shortcut to North America's Heartland
Joint publication of the The Saint Lawrence Seaway Authority* and Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation.

The St. Lawrence Seaway: Into the Heart of a Continent
The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, 1996.

U.S.-Flag Shipping on the Great Lakes
Lake Carriers' Association, 1997.

*Note: Effective Oct. 1, 1998, Canada abolished the St. Lawrence Seaway Authority in Ottawa and transfered its functions to a new not-for-profit entity known as the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation in Cornwall, Ontario. The change was made in conformance with the 1998 Canada Marine Act.

Graphic: Freighter crossing the Straits of Mackinac connecting lakes Michigan and Huron

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