ontario: Fourth edition of "The Superior Way: A Cruising Guide to Lake Superior" is now available - 06/28/08 11:18 AM
If you're a Lake Superior sailor or power boat owner, you'll want to pick up the latest edition of Bonnie Dahl's much-praised "Cruising Guide to Lake Superior".
The newly-available fourth edition includes wilderness anchorages around the "big lake".  And there are over 350 GPS waypoints plotted for sailing and boating enthusiasts.

I still have my trusty second edition and I've always loved this book.  The section on the Apostle Islands is detailed and easy to follow.  The spiral binding lets pages lie flat on a chart table for easy reference.  You'll find harbor maps, wilderness charts, information on marine facilities and navigational … (4 comments)

ontario: You May Have Nicer Weather, But We Have WATER! - 04/17/08 06:34 PM
I heard a Wisconsin politician comment on television last week that "The Great Lakes are not the world's drinking fountain". 
Will the states and provinces bordering the Great Lakes become comparable to OPEC in the future?
 
Four states and two Canadian provinces have so far ratified the Great Lakes Compact, a treaty which was created to prevent arid southwestern states from draining the Great Lakes in order to solve their own water problems.  Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana and New York have signed the treaty, as well as the provinces of Ontario and Quebec.  Now Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle wants the State legislature to … (27 comments)

ontario: Get Ready For Next Spring & Summer With "The Great Lakes Berry Book" - 12/11/07 01:47 PM
Here's a fabulous gift idea for someone who enjoys berry picking and making preserves..The Great Lakes Berry Book (by Bob Krumm) is a complete guide to finding and enjoying wild berries found in the Great Lakes region.
This book is a must for berry-pickers!  It includes identifying photos to assist in finding a particular berry. 
[NOTE: There's also a very useful section on what berries NOT to pick!]
My favorite berry in the book is, of course, the Thimbleberry, which is native to Madeline Island, the Michigan Upper Peninsula and a few areas in extreme northeastern Minnesota and bordering Ontario.  If you haven't … (4 comments)

ontario: Lake Superior Water Level Drops at an Alarming Rate - 11/01/07 09:34 AM
 
Lake Superior's water level is dropping and it's causing alarm all over the Great Lakes region.  The largest of the Great Lakes is at an eighty-year record low water level, causing problems for boaters and especially for huge commercial ore freighters. 
Major companies that rely on Great Lakes shipping to transport taconite ore, coal and grain through the lakes are responding by reducing loads, which threatens the future of the entire shipping industry.
Hydrologists attribute the water level reduction to a series of factors, including warmer water temperatures, less ice on the lake during winter and increased wind speeds.  Combined with other climatic … (29 comments)

 
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