Tag Archives: Lake Huron

A jack-of-all-trades who helped Michigan become a state is getting a historical marker in the U.P.

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You may never have heard of Douglass Houghton, but the historical figure is getting a much deserved historical marker in the U.P.

Houghton was Michigan’s first geologist. He helped Michigan become a state. Continue reading

Michigan lawmakers intensify efforts to block Canadian nuclear waste storage facility

Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint)

Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint)

The deadline to submit public comments on a proposal to build a nuclear waste storage facility on the Canadian shores of Lake Huron is fast approaching.

Now, one of Michigan’s congressmen is urging Michiganders to write to the Canadian government, in opposition to the plan. Continue reading

Students take field trips to learn about Michigan shipwrecks


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School kids across Michigan are stepping out of the classroom and onto buses for, what for many, is their favorite time of the year, field trips.

Some that are within driving distance of Alpena are learning about a unique part of Michigan history…shipwrecks. Continue reading

Great Lakes water levels expected to rebound this spring

GreatLakesLake Superior’s water level is expected to rebound to near or above its historic average this spring, the first time it has done so in 16 years.

The last time Lake Superior hit it’s long-term average was April, 1998.
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