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Edmund Fitzgerald 2021: Attend a shipwreck memorial service in person or virtually

Edmund Fitzgerald 2021: Attend a shipwreck memorial service in person or virtually

“The legend lives on…”

Nov. 10 has been an unassailable part of Great Lakes culture and history since 1975 when the SS Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior with its entire crew of 29 and was immortalized in the famous song by Gordon Lightfoot.

The ship went down in Lake Superior, near Whitefish Point, but it’s a piece of history that connects people all around the region who care about the lakes and their history or have experienced their own loss.

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Lake levels remain well above average: LTVCA

Water levels on lakes Erie and St. Clair remain well above average, leaving vulnerable shoreline areas at risk. Average daily levels on Lake Erie at the beginning of November were around 174.71 m, which is down about 43 cm from last year’s peak daily average record set at the end of May. Read the full…

In Progress: New Soo Lock looks at 2030 completion

In Progress: New Soo Lock looks at 2030 completion

The finish line is finally in view for the new Soo Lock, which was first authorized in 1986 and will help prevent the disruption of the supply chains in event of error or repairs.

“Having a new Soo Lock that has the same dimensions of the Poe and able to accommodate those largest freighters on the lakes will give us a great deal of resiliency and the ability to increase the time periods in which we do necessary repairs or maintenance or rehabilitation throughout the year,” said Lt.

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‘This stuff won’t go away’: PFAS chemicals contaminate Wisconsin’s waterways and soil

PFAS chemicals in firefighting foam has contaminated waterways and private drinking wells in Wisconsin for decades. Between July and October, officials in nearby Eau Claire, Wisconsin shut down half its 16 municipal wells over PFAS contamination, and across the state PFAS have poisoned drinking water supplies, surface water in lakes and streams, air, soil and wildlife like deer…

Duluth seaway ports expand maritime shipment capabilities

Officials at the Duluth Seaway Port Authority announced Thursday morning that the city’s Clure Public Marine Terminal can now handle much larger volumes of international shipping containers coming by water. Duluth is now one of two ports able to receive this size of shipments on the Great lakes – St. Lawrence Seaway, the other being…

Lake Superior is among the fastest-warming lakes on the planet. Climate change may be the culprit behind its algae blooms, too

Since the first reported algal bloom in Lake Superior in 2012, no serious levels of toxins had been confirmed. That changed last month with a bloom near Superior, Wisconsin, where toxins in the water at a nearby beach were just beyond the level set for safe swimming. Read the full story by the Chicago Tribune. Read the full story Tags: Daily…

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