Premiering 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30 on PBS Wisconsin, Shipwrecks! explores the rich history of Wisconsin’s Great Lakes shipwrecks and takes viewers below the surface to an underwater museum of marvel. Read the full story by PBS Wisconsin. Read the full story Tags: Daily News
Every year thousands of anglers participate in fishing tournaments across the Great Lakes, with prizes ranging from a couple hundred bucks to tens of thousands of dollars. Some, like the Lake Erie Fall Brawl, offer new fishing boats valued at more than $100,000 as top prizes. Some events are targeted toward professional anglers, while others pair a professional angler and an amateur angler.
A report published by University of Minnesota Duluth’s Bureau of Business and Economics revealing initial visits by cruise ships would have a small economic impact, but over time it could add 60 jobs annually and more than five million dollars in added spending throughout the city. Read the full story by KQDS-TV – Duluth, MN….
A World War Two fighter plane that was lost in a training accident in the 1940s will be recovered and displayed, according to Wayne Lusardi, a state maritime archaeologist at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, an underwater preserve in Lake Huron.
The Rouse Simmons sank on November 23, 1912, off the coast of Lake Michigan and is one of the 39 known ships in the proposed Lake Michigan National Marine Sanctuary. The Wisconsin Maritime Museum will host its annual Christmas Tree Ship Day this Saturday. Read the full story by the Herald Times Reporter. Read the…
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