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2011-07-22 13:59:00

PORT HURON, Mich., July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bayview Yacht Club announced today that the "Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race" will broadcast all 15 sailboat class starts Saturday from Lake Huron via live video web streaming at www.bycmack.com for the first time in the 87-year history of the race. "We are very excited to share our race with the world with this first live video web streaming," said Commodore John Burke. "This is an ambitious undertaking and we hope it will work to our...

2009-06-09 15:33:39

Live fish taken from Lake St. Clair in Michigan show no outward sign of a disease that could have killed thousands of fish in recent days, a biologist said. Dead fish, including bass, muskie, perch, smallmouth bass and walleye, have been washing up dead on the shores of the lake and fouling the water for days, The Detroit News reported. The lake, north of Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, lies on the U.S.-Canada border and between two of the Great Lakes, Michigan and Huron. Bob Haas, a state...

2008-07-29 12:00:49

By Tina Lam, Detroit Free Press Jul. 29--The summer's heavy rains may have kept lawns a little greener, but they've made the water along Michigan's beaches a little dirtier. Michigan's swim season is likely to have more beach closures than last summer as heavy rains have flushed sewage and wildlife feces into lakes and streams, raising the E. coli contamination counts that force beach closures, a new report suggests. Statewide, 11 beaches are closed or under health warnings because of...

2008-07-27 12:00:28

By Tammy Stables Battaglia, Detroit Free Press Jul. 27--Macomb County residents may not think of themselves as coastal residents in the traditional sense. But a series of boat tours leaving the Metro Beach Metropark docks in the next couple of weeks is designed to change that. Michigan Sea Grant, a federally funded marine research and education program with a local office in Clinton Township, organizes the cruises. "Here in Michigan, you've got more shoreline than any state other than...

2008-06-26 09:02:36

By Eric Sharp, Detroit Free Press Jun. 26--It was slow. The 43 boats entered in the Michigan Ontario Muskie Club's annual charity tournament for the Special Olympics were picking and pecking at fish, and aboard Shelby Kristy we were mostly just picking. Two muskellunge had come over the transom, small fish of 24 and 34 inches, the latter fighting so hard and staying deep so long everyone thought it might be a winner. Since then we'd only had a couple of smallmouth bass and some...

2007-10-28 18:00:11

By Kim North Shine, Detroit Free Press Oct. 28--The story goes that inexplicable, frightening sights and sounds have emanated from the bathhouse at the Grosse Pointe Woods Lake Front Park: lights turning off and on by themselves, showers doing the same, a figure of man appearing in shaky glass wall. What started as a local legend now has a home on a handful of Internet sites devoted to compiling ghost sightings and haunted places. But are these really ghostly encounters or just...

2007-08-14 22:58:32

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - A "drain hole" in the St. Clair River caused by dredging and other commercial projects is costing Lakes Huron and Michigan a combined 2.5 billion gallons of water each day, according to a Canadian study released Tuesday. That exceeds the amount diverted from Lake Michigan to provide Chicago's daily water supply, the Georgian Bay Association said. The group based its findings on water level data compiled by U.S. government agencies. The association first reported on...

2007-08-07 09:16:12

By Kathleen Gray and Tina Lam, Detroit Free Press Aug. 7--A few years ago, when Metro Beach in Harrison Township was closed routinely because of high bacteria counts, it would have been hard to imagine the Lake St. Clair beach in its present state: clean, clear and full of swimmers. But that is the case, mostly because Michigan is suffering a moderate drought. Fewer soaking rains translate into fewer overflows of sewer systems into rivers and lakes where Michiganders swim, play and boat....

2007-01-15 18:01:03

By Peggy Walsh-Sarnecki, Detroit Free Press Jan. 14--Longstanding questions about whether the state could one day kick them out have been settled for hundreds of cottage owners in two popular Michigan waterfront playgrounds. Still, some who own cottages on Higgins Lake in northern Michigan and in the St. Clair Flats headwaters of Lake St. Clair think it's a mixed blessing. Under two bills unanimously passed in the Legislature -- one last month, one last summer -- the state is...


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