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University of Windsor invasive species research centre closes
CBC News (5/27)
The Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species, based at the University of Windsor, is closing because it's run out of federal funding.

Stockbridge HS invention to monitor Great Lakes pest
Lansing State Journal (5/27)
In Michigan, a team of Stockbridge High School students has spent the past year designing an underwater camera to keep tabs on the state’s fight against invasive sea lampreys. Next week their invention will get its first real test.

'Once in a lifetime ' experience: Lighthouse keeper on Lake Superior
CBC News (5/19)
A group is hiring two students to serve as lighthouse keepers this summer on Porphyry Island, about 40 kilometers east of Thunder Bay, Ont.

Superior students set sail for hands-on learning about St. Louis River, Lake Superior
Wisconsin Public Radio (5/16)
Close to 1,500 students from northern Minnesota and Wisconsin set sail for a day on St. Louis River to learn about the Great Lakes, as part of the week-long St. Louis River Quest.

Tree group aims to ‘ReLeaf’ Michigan
WKAR - East Lansing, MI (5/10)
An Ann Arbor-based organization has been planting trees all over Michigan since 1988. ReLeaf Michigan helps property owners learn about trees and how to plant them, citing their numerous benefits.

Coldwater bacteria threatens Great Lakes salmon
Charlevoix Courier (5/3)
A new study shows a bacterial disease that sickens fish whether raised in captivity or in the wild is imperiling popular salmon species in the Great Lakes Basin.

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

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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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