Today is October 18, 2019

New Coast Guard Boat

dweller - September 22, 2008

The U. S. Coast Guard has begun taking delivery of their new  "Response Boat-Medium," or RB-M, a 44-footer which will replace their existing multi-mission 41-footers. They will receive 180 of these boats over the next 7 years. The first one in the Great Lakes will be stationed in Milwaukee, arriving October 24, 2008. Details are here...


Duluth Maritime Festival

JensenNR - September 20, 2008

Several GLCC members from the Lake Superior Region participated in the popular Duluth Maritime Festival, which was held in early August. Click here to see the official site for the event. It includes both a video clip and photo gallery.


Record Rainfall Causes Sewage Dump

dweller - September 19, 2008

The record rainfall last week in Chicago overwhelmed the  deep tunnel and surface reservoirs, resulting in 99 billion gallons of stormwater and sewage being dumped into Lake Michigan. Here's a newspaper account...

The deep tunnel—a major engineering marvel, shown in the photo—will be toured by GLCC members attending the annual meeting in October.

To put it in perspective, this sewage dump would be the equivalant of 247,500,000 boats dumping their 40 gallon holding tanks into Lake Michigan