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People enjoy the Festival of the Lakes Polka Party at the Hammond Marina in Hammond, Ind. Sunday July 20, 2014.  Stephanie Dowell, The Times

People enjoy the Festival of the Lakes Polka Party at the Hammond Marina in Hammond, Ind. Sunday July 20, 2014. Stephanie Dowell, The Times

Tim Jagodzinski plays the concertina with Tony Blazonczyk's New Phaze band during the Festival of the Lakes Polka Party at the Hammond Marina in Hammond, Ind. Sunday July 20, 2014. Visitors enjoyed the live polka music and authentic Polish food provided by the Cavalier Inn.

July 20, 2014 7:41 pm
People enjoy the Festival of the Lakes Polka Party at the Hammond Marina in Hammond, Ind. Sunday July 20, 2014.  Stephanie Dowell, The Times

People enjoy the Festival of the Lakes Polka Party at the Hammond Marina in Hammond, Ind. Sunday July 20, 2014. Stephanie Dowell, The Times

People dance the polka during the Festival of the Lakes Polka Party at the Hammond Marina in Hammond, Ind. Sunday. Tony Blazonczyk's New Phaze performed live polka music as visitors enjoyed authentic Polish food provided by the Cavalier Inn.

July 20, 2014 7:42 pm
Research vessel W. G. Jackson gives public tours from the East Chicago (Ind.) Marina Thursday June 19, 2014.  Stephanie Dowell, The Times

Research vessel W. G. Jackson gives public tours from the East Chicago (Ind.) Marina Thursday June 19, 2014. Stephanie Dowell, The Times

Instructor Shirley McIntire demonstrates a life preserver with help from Katie Jackowski, 11, of St. John, aboard the W. G. Jackson during a stop at the East Chicago Marina on Thursday.

June 19, 2014 3:01 pm
Research vessel W. G. Jackson gives public tours from the East Chicago (Ind.) Marina Thursday June 19, 2014.  Stephanie Dowell, The Times

Research vessel W. G. Jackson gives public tours from the East Chicago (Ind.) Marina Thursday June 19, 2014. Stephanie Dowell, The Times

Steve Strains, of Hammond, pulls up a Secchi Disk as he learns to check for water clarity aboard the W. G. Jackson during a stop at the East Chicago Marina Thursday. Ordinarily, the vessel takes people on an hour cruise, but heavy fog kept it docked. The W.G. Jackson will dock this weekend a…

June 19, 2014 3:02 pm
INWEATHER

INWEATHER

Ice still covers the water in the Hammond Marina.

March 12, 2014 5:18 pm
Emergency responders skate through ice rescue training

Emergency responders skate through ice rescue training

Members of the Portage, Porter and Chesterton fire departments get suited up for ice rescue training Wednesday night at the U.S. Coast Guard station in Michigan City.

February 26, 2014 7:54 pm
Emergency responders skate through ice rescue training

Emergency responders skate through ice rescue training

A firefighter rescues a peer Wednesday night from the icy waters of Lake Michigan as part of ice rescue training at Washington Park in Michigan City.

February 26, 2014 7:55 pm
Emergency responders skate through ice rescue training

Emergency responders skate through ice rescue training

A firefighter rescues a peer from the icy waters of Lake Michigan on Wednesday night as Portage, Porter and Chesterton firefighters conduct ice rescue training at Washington Park in Michigan City.

February 26, 2014 7:54 pm
Emergency responders skate through ice rescue training

Emergency responders skate through ice rescue training

Members of the Coast Guard and Portage, Chesterton and Porter fire departments conduct ice rescue training Wednesday night at Washington Park in Michigan City.

February 26, 2014 7:54 pm
Emergency responders skate through ice rescue training

Emergency responders skate through ice rescue training

Members of the Coast Guard and Portage, Chesterton and Porter fire departments conduct ice rescue training Wednesday night at Washington Park in Michigan City.

February 26, 2014 7:55 pm
Michigan City Generating Station

Michigan City Generating Station

NIPSCO's coal-fired Michigan City Generating Station stands near the Washington Park marina on the Lake Michigan shoreline. NiSource net income for 2013 rose to $532.1 million as compared to $416.1 million in 2012, a 28 percent increase, according to the company. 

November 22, 2013 10:43 am

Senate sends several region-sponsored proposals to governor

INDIANAPOLIS | The Senate passed several House-approved legislative proposals sponsored by Northwest Indiana lawmakers Tuesday that are now headed to Gov. Mike Pence for his signature or veto. They include:

March 12, 2013 3:50 pm
As Great Lakes plummet, towns try to save harbors

As Great Lakes plummet, towns try to save harbors

ONEKAMA, Mich. (AP) — For more than a century, easy access to Lake Michigan has made Onekama a popular place for summer visitors and a refuge for boaters fleeing dangerous storms. Now the community itself needs a rescue, from slumping lake levels that threaten its precious link to open water.

December 02, 2012 12:00 am
Northwest Indiana marinas gearing up for boating season

Northwest Indiana marinas gearing up for boating season

Hammond Port Authority employee Phillip Schillaci paints railings May 18 at the Hammond Marina. Most marinas are reporting the same or slightly higher slip occupancy rates compared to previous years.

May 18, 2012 11:23 pm
Northwest Indiana marinas gearing up for boating season

Northwest Indiana marinas gearing up for boating season

Tim Chrzanowski helps guide his family's boat into the water May 18 at the Hammond Marina. It was the Chrzanowski family's first day out on the water for the season.

May 18, 2012 11:23 pm
Northwest Indiana marinas gearing up for boating season

Northwest Indiana marinas gearing up for boating season

Several slips remain empty May 18 at the Hammond Marina. The marina, with 916 slips available for rent, expects half of those to be occupied this season, which is on target to raise the $1.2 million in income the marina budgeted for this year.

May 18, 2012 11:23 pm
Northwest Indiana marinas gearing up for boating season

Northwest Indiana marinas gearing up for boating season

Monica Rachanski and her dog Max enjoy the weather May 18 at the Hammond Marina.

May 18, 2012 11:23 pm
Northwest Indiana marinas gearing up for boating season

Northwest Indiana marinas gearing up for boating season

Don Pitrowski, from left, his wife, Mar Pitrowski, and Bob Schuenemann start their weekend May 18 at the Hammond Marina. Both families rent a slip there. The marina, with 916 slips available for rent, expects half of those to be occupied this season, which is on target to raise the $1.2 mill…

May 18, 2012 11:23 pm

Authorities seek help in identifying body found at Portage marina

PORTAGE | Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris is seeking help identifying a man whose decomposed body was found in a boat at a Portage marina Friday.

May 18, 2012 10:00 pm
Northwest Indiana marinas gearing up for boating season

Northwest Indiana marinas gearing up for boating season

Bob Mehok, of Munster, prepares to dock a boat May 18 at the Portage Public Marina.

May 18, 2012 4:24 pm
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