• Freighters of the Great Lakes

    If you’ve spent any time on our Great Lakes you’ve no doubt seen one of the largest vessels on ANY body of water: the North American “Laker”, more commonly known as a “freighter.” These giant ships transport cargo across our Great Lakes navigation system from Duluth Minnesota to Ogdensburg, New York- almost 1,600 miles! Given the Great Lakes small footprint compared to the vast oceans our planet has, it’s easy to wonder why any shipping gets done on our fresh water at all, but with 63 commercial ports and almost 200 million tons of cargo moved annually on the lakes, it’s actually a very busy means of shipping.
  • What if We Can’t Walk on the Beach Anymore?

    There is a debate about to hit the U.S. Supreme Court. That fact alone means that it’s already been discussed in several courts along the way and i...
  • The Great Lakes and Our Economy

    Author: Andrew Dodson Preserving the Great Lakes helps the economy, and there’s still plenty of work to be donePreservation and restoration of the ...
  • Bringing Back the Rapids

    Today it seems there is no shortage of issues and news surrounding our Great Lakes and fresh water in general. Picking a topic to dive into, that’s...