Minnesota U.S. Eighth District Congressman Pete Stauber has received the 2023 “Legislator of the Year” award from the Great Lakes Maritime Task Force for his work in supporting the maritime needs of the Great Lakes Navigation System, mining industry, the Duluth-Superior Port, and the Great Lakes. Read the full story by the Mesabi Tribune.
More than 50 boat landing events are planned across the state to as part of the 10th annual Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Landing Blitz, in which local partners give boaters tips to prevent the spread of invasive species and comply with recently updated laws for recreational boating. Read the full story by WHMI – Brighton,…
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has proposed to designate a National Marine Sanctuary in eastern Lake Ontario that will preserve, interpret, and protect the region’s submerged maritime heritage resources and artifacts. Read the full story by WSYR-TV – Syracuse, NY. Read the full story
In Lisbon, New York, the Eel Protection Study, a five-month study that investigates the use of light to guide adult American eel through hydroelectric power stations, aims to guide, collect, and transport the eel during its migration from Lake Ontario to the Atlantic Ocean. Read the full story by Seaway News. Read the full story
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….
Ice cover is ticking up as temperatures cool, and Lake Michigan could see peak coverage close to its long-term average, according to the latest projections from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory. Read the full story by the Chicago Tribune. Read the full story