Long-lost ship found in Lake Huron, confirming tragic storyMarch 3, 2023 GMT
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Even for the Thunder Bay area, a perilous swath of northern Lake Huron off the Michigan coast that has devoured many a ship, the Ironton’s fate seems particularly cruel.
Decision to shoot down balloons puts spotlight on hobbyistsFebruary 18, 2023 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Decisions to shoot down multiple unidentified objects over the U.S. and Canada this month have put a spotlight on amateur balloonists who insist their creations pose no threat.
US ends search for objects shot down over Alaska, Lake HuronFebruary 18, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military said Friday that it has ended its search for airborne objects that were shot down near Deadhorse, Alaska, and over Lake Huron on Feb. 10 and 12.
The statement released late Friday came hours after officials said the U.S.
US jets down 4 objects in 8 days, unprecedented in peacetimeFebruary 13, 2023 GMT
Biden’s signature advances major projects in water billDecember 23, 2022 GMT
President Joe Biden signed a large defense bill on Friday that includes a water bill that directs the Army Corps of Engineers on major infrastructure projects to improve navigation and protect against storms worsened by climate change.
Scientists: Atmospheric carbon might turn lakes more acidicDecember 19, 2022 GMT
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Great Lakes have endured a lot the past century, from supersized algae blobs to invasive mussels and bloodsucking sea lamprey that nearly wiped out fish populations.
Agency trims SE Michigan water advisory to 13 communitiesAugust 13, 2022 GMT
BURTCHVILLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities posted a boil-water advisory Saturday for more than 900,000 people in southeastern Michigan but then eased it hours later to 13 communities.
The Great Lakes Water Authority reported a break on a critical pipe in St.
Michigan panel wants details on Great Lakes oil tunnel planJuly 7, 2022 GMT
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan regulatory panel said Thursday that it needs more information about safety risks before it can rule on Enbridge Energy's plan to extend an oil pipeline through a tunnel beneath a waterway linking two of the Great Lakes.
Scientists take rare look under Great Lakes’ frozen surfacesMarch 1, 2022 GMT
STANDISH, Mich. (AP) — Bridget Wheelock knelt onto the frozen surface of Lake Huron's Saginaw Bay, reached a gloved hand into the frigid water below and pulled out a large chunk of ice.
Soo Locks to close to marine traffic for winter maintenanceJanuary 14, 2022 GMT
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — The Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie are shutting down to marine traffic to allow the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to perform critical maintenance.
White House: US will discuss Michigan pipeline with CanadaNovember 9, 2021 GMT
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. and Canada will discuss the future of an oil pipeline that crosses part of the Great Lakes and is the subject of rising tension over whether it should be shut down, the White House said Monday.
Center in UP to look at impact of oil spills in freshwaterOctober 23, 2021 GMT
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — Lake Superior State University in Michigan’s eastern Upper Peninsula has been selected as a hub for a center that will look at the impacts of oil spills in freshwater environments.
Michigan girl, 8, drowns in Lake Huron, 2nd child rescuedAugust 2, 2021 GMT
EAST TAWAS, Mich. (AP) — An 8-year-old Saginaw girl drowned in Lake Huron over the weekend after she began struggling while swimming with relatives near Tawas Point State Park, officials said.
The girl was at the park Saturday with her family and they were swimming with a group when witnesses saw her and a second girl in distress in the water, said Peter Wright, a captain with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources' law enforcement division.
Enbridge: Anchor in Straits of Mackinac will be recoveredJuly 23, 2021 GMT
ST. IGNACE, Mich. (AP) — An anchor will be recovered from the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac after it became detached from a cable during maintenance of an oil pipeline, Enbridge Energy said Friday.
Police: Man jumps to death from Mackinac Island’s Arch RockJuly 22, 2021 GMT
MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — An investigation reveals that a man who was found dead at the base of a popular Mackinac Island tourist destination intentionally jumped from the top and left a note indicating plans to take his own life, police said.
Nonprofit: Number of drownings in Great Lakes jumps in 2021July 5, 2021 GMT
HOMEWOOD, Ill. (AP) — More drownings have been reported in the Great Lakes so far in 2021 than by this time last year, prompting officials to urge swimmers to practice water safety measures.
As of July 2, there were 32 drownings in the Great Lakes, compared to 25 as of July 4, 2020, according to data collected by the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project.
Army Corps plans extensive review of Great Lakes tunnel planJune 23, 2021 GMT
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday it would conduct an extensive review of Enbridge Energy's plan to build an oil pipeline tunnel beneath a Great Lakes channel in Michigan, which could significantly delay the project.
Whitmer threatens profit seizure if pipeline keeps operatingMay 11, 2021 GMT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer threatened Tuesday to go after Enbridge's profits from a Great Lakes oil pipeline if the company defies her order to shut it down.
The Democratic governor issued the warning in a letter to the Canadian energy transport company on the eve of a state-imposed deadline to halt operation of Line 5, which moves oil through northern Wisconsin and Michigan to refineries in Ontario...
Despite virus, Michigan groups aim to keep summer traditionMay 18, 2020 GMT
ALPENA, Mich. (AP) — Some small Michigan communities aren't giving up on summer traditions despite the coronavirus...
As kayaking catches big wave, authorities cite rookie risksSeptember 8, 2017 GMT
PORT AUSTIN, Mich. (AP) — The conditions seemed ideal: wispy clouds against a blue sky, light wind, temperatures in the high 70s...
Researchers discover 2 century-old shipwrecks in Lake HuronSeptember 1, 2017 GMT
DETROIT (AP) — Two shipwrecks more than a century old have been found in the deep waters of Lake Huron, Maritime archaeologists announced Friday.
Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary officials said they recently confirmed the identities of the wooden freighter Ohio and steel-hulled steamer Choctaw.
Minnesota canoe couple ponders next adventuresJanuary 5, 2015 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two experienced adventurers who paddled, portaged and sailed 2,000 miles from northern Minnesota to Washington, D.C., say they plan to keep up the fight in the new year to protect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness from copper-nickel mining.
Lake Huron fishery recovers, but anglers skepticalJuly 26, 2014 GMT
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — More than a decade after its prized chinook salmon crashed, Lake Huron is fertile fishing territory once more, with fast-growing populations of native species such as walleye and lake trout, biologists say.