Stories tagged: "Great Lakes"

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A Michigan Tradition? Salmon Aren’t Native, But They’re a Favorite Here

Most people agree salmon make for good eating. But did you know that these fish also help keep our environment free from invasive species?

This undated photo provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary shows the 266-foot steel-hulled steamer Choctaw.
From Freighter to Historic Site: Remembering the Sinking of the Choctaw

It traversed the Great Lakes for years until sinking in 1915. Now, the Choctaw serves as another of Michigan’s numerous historic sites.

The 729-foot ore boat Edmund Fitzgerald, shown in 1972 file photo, sank with all its 29 crew perishing with it.
Great Lakes Shipwrecks: The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

It has inspired a song, a beer, and is the most commonly referenced Great Lakes shipwreck. Here’s the history behind the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. 

The Daniel J. Morrell sank in a gale on Lake Huron on Nov. 29, 1966.
Remembering The Sinking of the Daniel J. Morrell

In November 1966, a Great Lakes freighter sank to the depths of Lake Huron. Only one member of its crew survived. 

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Great Lakes Ship Chef On Sailing Career: It Is ‘My First Love’

Meet Catherine Schmuck, the chef aboard the Algoma Buffalo, and see what life is like aboard a Great Lakes shipping vessel. 

Photo Courtesy of Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
‘Going Back in Time’: What Michigan’s Shipwrecks Reveal About the Great Lakes

Michigan is famous for its shipwrecks. But state officials don’t want to add any more boats to the below-water collection.

Photo by Franz Knight
WATCH: A Breathtaking Drone Tour of Michigan

Waterfalls, lakes, cliffs, natural springs, and miles and miles of wild coastline. Welcome to the Great Lakes State.