Monthly Archives: December 2012

New book tells the tale of a Great Lakes shipwreck that killed more than the famous Edmund Fitzgerald disaster

The Edmund Fitzgerald may be the most famous of all Great Lakes shipwrecks but other shipping tragedies on the lakes actually claimed more lives. One of those was the November 1958 sinking of the Carl D. Bradley. The 638-foot long … Continue reading

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How are the Great Lakes? Ask a beach

Beaches are an important indicator of the health of Great Lakes ecosystems. Many of the most serious problems facing the lakes — such as bacterial pollution and algae blooms that are fueled by sewer overflows, polluted runoff and invasive species … Continue reading

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