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Scuba diving in Kingston a year-round activity
The Kingston Whig-Standard (1/4)
For recreational scuba divers during colder months, dipping into Canadian waters in December would seem like the last thing divers might want to do.

Far less chemical cargo than thought aboard toxic Lake Erie shipwreck
MLive (12/17)
The U.S. Coast Guard says an emergency response to a polluting shipwreck in Lake Erie has ended with the removal of 33,475 gallons of petroleum product and water mixture – a chemical volume far lower than projected.

EDITORIAL: Argo cleanup helps protect Lake Erie
Sandusky Register (12/15)
Kudos to the U.S. Coast Guard, the Ohio EPA, divers from T&T Marine Salvage and all of the federal, state and local agencies involved with safeguarding Lake Erie by pumping out the contents aboard the Argo, a barge that sank east of Kelleys Island in 1937.

Shipwreck thought to be toxic Argo no longer an environmental threat
The Plain Dealer (12/3)
A sunken Lake Erie barge thought to be the long-lost Argo is no longer considered an environmental threat, the U.S. Coast Guard and Ohio Environmental Protection Agency said.

Manitowoc County shipwreck nets honor
The Sheboygan Press (12/3)
The Wisconsin Historical Society has announced the listing of the Pathfinder shipwreck in the Two Creeks vicinity in Manitowoc County in the National Register of Historic Places.

Get lost in 3D models of sunken Great Lakes ships
Only a handful of people can afford to learn to SCUBA dive and head down to explore Great Lakes shipwrecks in person. Luckily, the folks at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have the next best thing: Explorable 3D renders of seven ships sunk in the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Lake Huron.

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General Resources
All Seasons Diving Co.
Come Dive the Clear Blue Waters of Lake Huron for the Finest Shipwreck Diving in Michigan.

Diving Michigan's Underwater
RING! Online
Michigan's nine underwater preserves include nearly 1,900 square miles of Great Lakes bottomland; this site provides a description of each of the preserves.

Michigan Underwater
Detroit Download Central
Articles on diving in Michigan.

Shipwreck Diving Charters on Lake Ontario
Includes a location map of shipwrecks found in Lake Ontario.

Shipwrecks and scuba diving in Lake Superior
University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute
Information on diving in Lake Superior.

Southwest Michigan Underwater Preserve
There are numerous shipwrecks in the preserve area as well as geological formations including clay banks and underwater rock piles.

Wisconsin's Maritime Trails
Through Web sites, interpretive signage, public presentations and shipwreck moorings, the Maritime Trails initiative encourages divers, snorkelers, boaters, maritime enthusiasts, and tourists to visit and enjoy Wisconsin's diverse collection of maritime resources.

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Related Resources
GLIN: Boating in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Shipwrecks in the Great Lakes Region

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