Water levels in Lakes Michigan, Huron and Superior are at least a foot higher than they were a year ago.
“We find out tomorrow that we shouldn’t have been in the lake today. That’s unacceptable,” said State Rep. Anthony Forlini, R-Harrison Township.
Five U.S. and three Canadian vessels worked to clear paths on Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence Seaway, the Detroit and St. Clair rivers, and southern Lake Huron.
A Great Lakes shipwreck hunter says he and his crew have found the wreck of a wooden steamer that sank in 1861 in Lake Huron.
Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin are asking Secretary of State John Kerry to intervene in a Canadian plan to store nuclear waste near Lake Huron.
A 20-foot vessel with two adults and two kids aboard lost power and started drifting.
The pipeline will be part of a regional system and is expected to provide untreated water to more than 2,400 square miles.
Federal experts will discuss the causes and potential consequences of low Great Lakes water levels during a Thursday seminar in Ann Arbor that also will be broadcast on the Web.
Water levels across most of the Great Lakes are likely to remain well below average for the next six months, posing continued hardships for commercial vessels and tourist towns that cater to recreational boaters.
Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation earlier this week creating a $21 million program to deepen Michigan harbors that could become impassable to boats as parts of the Great Lakes hover near historically low levels.