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First ships arrive at Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor

First ships arrive at Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor

PORTAGE | Beaufort force 9 gales battered the Federal Nakagawa, a Hong Kong-flagged ship with a hold full of steel coil, causing it to pitch and roll as it crossed the Atlantic Ocean.

April 17, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Holy Saturday! A tribute to benefit the Great Lakes in cocktails and song and more

Holy Saturday! A tribute to benefit the Great Lakes in cocktails and song and more

An Environmental Party and Roan & Black opening on Saturday in Michigan and then back to Merrillville for a splendid, even intimidating buffet at Innsbrook Country Club in Merrillville. The weather looks divine.--- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

April 17, 2014 10:00 am
KATHY LUTHER: Melting snow reveals water's awesome power

KATHY LUTHER: Melting snow reveals water's awesome power

At long last the mile-high snow piles have melted away. In their wake, I find two things to reflect on.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am
Iron ore arrives at Gary Works

Iron ore arrives at Gary Works

A shipment of iron ore has made its way across the ice-choked Great Lakes to the Gary Works steel mill, where production will resume, although to a limited extent.

April 07, 2014 11:15 am
Steelmaking idled at Gary Works

Steelmaking idled at Gary Works

The winter from hell has caused the shutdown of blast furnaces that normally burn around the clock at U.S. Steel Gary Works.

April 04, 2014 3:00 pm
Great Lakes shipping season kicks off

Great Lakes shipping season kicks off

The Great Lakes shipping season has kicked off after the iciest winter in 35 years.

March 31, 2014 4:00 pm
YOUNG VOICES: Hike the Dunes, appreciate their beauty

YOUNG VOICES: Hike the Dunes, appreciate their beauty

A few years ago, I took a class called Environmental Science. In the yearlong class, students learned how the region was formed. Later, the students learned about the formation of the Florida Keys.

March 31, 2014 12:00 am
Steel execs go to Washington to protect jobs

Steel execs go to Washington to protect jobs

Top steel executives visited Washington, D.C., to call on Congress to help make the industry more globally competitive.

March 28, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Estimated size of Lake Michigan oil spill grows again

Estimated size of Lake Michigan oil spill grows again

The oil spill at the BP Whiting Refinery may be as much as three times as large as first estimated.

March 27, 2014 5:30 pm
Environmentalists fighting invasive species

Environmentalists fighting invasive species

While not everyone agrees on which method is best, elected officials and federal agencies are working now more than ever to find solutions to the Asian carp invasion.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
Lake Michigan: Fair-Weather Friend, Interrupted

Lake Michigan: Fair-Weather Friend, Interrupted

If you've lived Chicago, Northwest Indiana or Southwest Michigan for more than a year, you've probably learned about the benefits and detriments of having one of the world's largest lakes for a neighbor.

February 18, 2014 4:29 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: 2014 appropriations good for Great Lakes

GUEST COMMENTARY: 2014 appropriations good for Great Lakes

In mid-January, Congress released its 2014 spending bill, and from a conservation standpoint, it’s good news for the Great Lakes and Indiana.

February 18, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Shutting down waterways sounds fishy

As scary as Asian carp are, the prospect of shutting down the link between Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River watershed is even more scary.

February 16, 2014 12:00 am

U.S. Coast Guard ice breakers clear the way for commerce

A U.S. Coast Guard cutter made its way south on Lake Michigan this week to break up ice in Burns Harbor, to ensure lake freighters and barges can continue to come into the port.

February 15, 2014 12:00 pm
'Formidable' ice has had a major impact on shipping

'Formidable' ice has had a major impact on shipping

Ships, including iron ore freighters bound for Northwest Indiana steel mills, have been jamming up the ice-choked St. Marys River in recent weeks as they rush to make deliveries before the Soo Locks close this week.

January 12, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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DOUG ROSS: If there's to be a fish fry, let's eat fish

DOUG ROSS: If there's to be a fish fry, let's eat fish

A major report on Asian carp came out this week, but it was buried by snow — along with everything else.

January 10, 2014 12:00 am

Army Corps proposes alternatives to protect lakes

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. | A federal agency sent Congress a list of alternatives Monday for shielding the Great Lakes from an invasion by Asian carp that could devastate native fish, including construction projects in Chicago waterways that could cost more than $18 billion and take 25 years to complete.

January 06, 2014 3:52 pm
USCGC Hollyhock involved in collision with motor vessel

USCGC Hollyhock involved in collision with motor vessel

The Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock, a 225-foot sea-going buoy tender homeported in Port Huron, Mich., suffered significant damage to the stern and fantail during a collision with the 990-foot motor vessel Mesabi Miner, shown in the background, in northern Lake Michigan,= on Sunday. Both the Ho…

January 06, 2014 2:26 pm
'A Christmas Story' extra recalls Hammond's Shepherd on set

'A Christmas Story' extra recalls Hammond's Shepherd on set

CLEVELAND | South sider Jim Moralevitz thought he made it pretty big when his polka band, The Music Jesters, was making good money playing at weddings and bowling alleys.

December 15, 2013 12:00 am
Shipments up 16 percent at Port of Indiana Burns Harbor

Shipments up 16 percent at Port of Indiana Burns Harbor

Shipments rose 16 percent at the Port of Indiana Burn Harbor in October, the sixth straight month tonnage has increased.

November 16, 2013 11:45 pm
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