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  • 21 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Detroit District announces a contract option award to dredge stamp sands in the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula between Gay, Michigan and the Grand Traverse Harbor. The Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, provided USACE with an additional $946,000 in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, GLRI, funding to award the three options on […]

  • 7 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Continuing his efforts to safeguard the future of commerce on the Great Lakes, Michigan Representative Jack Bergman is proposing a new policy to ensure baseline levels of funding for the backlogged maintenance projects along Great Lakes transportation routes. The Great Lakes Navigation System (GLNS) is a deep-draft waterway connecting all five lakes through hundreds of […]

  • 25 January 2013

    Record low levels on the Great Lakes and Michigan waterways have Michigan lawmakers’ attention. Saugatuck State Representative Bob Genetski said with “Pure Michigan” promotions beckoning visitors, it’s important for lakes, rivers and beaches to meet expectations. “We’re very proud of them but it’s really tough to sell if people can’t pull their boats up,” he […]

  • 24 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, recently awarded a contract for dredging in western Michigan, on Lake Michigan. USACE awarded a maintenance dredging contract for Holland (Outer) Harbor in June to Luedtke Engineering Company from Frankfort, Michigan. The contract was for more than $455,000 to dredge almost 49,000 cubic yards of material from […]

  • 1 June 2012

    Pier 33 Marina of St. Joseph, Michigan has recently completed a self-funded dredging of a critical area of the Morrison Channel. Morrison Channel is a public waterway that allows boaters direct access to Lake Michigan around the southwest side of Marina Island, the shortest and most convenient route from all upriver points to Lake Michigan. […]

  • 25 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, awards a contract for maintenance dredging of Cedar River Harbor in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The contract, for $192,700, goes to MCM Marine, Inc. of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. This is one of seven dredging contracts to be awarded using $5.9 million of dredging funds provided by the […]

  • 8 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Legislation that would create a partnership between marina owners, private lenders and the state to assist in emergency dredging was introduced in the Michigan Senate on Thursday, said sponsor Sen. Jack Brandenburg. Senate Bill 252 would create a loan program that would enable marinas to pay a low interest rate on loans for emergency dredging […]

  • 18 September 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Lake Carriers’ Association reported yesterday (September 17) that the Senate Appropriations Committee has approved $75.3 million in Fiscal Year 2020 funding for the new Soo Lock project. This matches the amount approved by the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this year and also matches the amount the Trump Administration requested for FY ’20. Jim Weakley, […]

  • 12 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Recreational boaters received good news lat week week when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced more than $4.5 million in Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) program competitive grants to the Midwest Region. Four projects including three in Michigan and one in Ohio will take home 33% of the total BIG funding distributed this year. Nationwide, […]

  • 23 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    GEI Consultants of Michigan, P.C., engaged in geotechnical, environmental, water resources, ecological science and engineering projects, announced yesterday that the firm has opened a new office in Ann Arbor as it continues to expand its services throughout Michigan, the upper Great Lakes region, and across the Midwest. Located in the heart of the city, GEI’s Ann Arbor […]

  • 21 February 2012

    The Water Resources Division (WRD) of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) will hold a public hearing at the City of the Village of Douglas City Hall, Council Room, 86 West Center Street, Douglas, Michigan 49406, on Wednesday, February 22, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. The purpose of this hearing is to secure the views […]

  • 8 December 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    River Raisin in Monroe, Michigan is getting closer–one scoop at a time–to being delisted from the Great Lakes Areas of Concern. The 2.6-mile section of the river, located near the Port of Monroe, Michigan’s only port on Lake Erie, was contaminated with PCBs and lead from nearby manufacturing. Multiple cleanups starting in 1997 have removed […]

  • 31 January 2013

    Gov. Rick Snyder’s recognition on the importance of boat harbors to Michigan tourism and local communities last week was good news to state Rep. Greg MacMaster, who has been working to secure dredging funds for the past two years. The Kewadin lawmaker followed up this week by sending a letter to the governor offering to […]

  • 10 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Coastal Management Program is accepting pre-applications for grant-funded projects to start in fall 2019. “We will award grants to projects that protect, preserve, and restore the natural and cultural resources along the Illinois Lake Michigan shoreline,” IDNR stated in their release. Funding will be available for projects that: improve the health of […]

  • 10 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow, vice chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, and Carl Levin, chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, yesterday announced support for Ducks Unlimited to implement conservation programs to help restore and conserve Great Lakes coastal and interior wetlands. The $1,488,944 grant comes through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. “Our Great […]

  • 4 November 2011

    Work to skim fuel from the surface of Lake Michigan has begun more than 300 feet offshore near the site of a power plant landslide, a We Ene… BY KRISTEN ZAMBO (journaltimes) [mappress] Source: journaltimes, November 4, 2011  

  • 3 February 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The first phase of construction on the New Lock at the Soo has been awarded to Trade West Construction Inc., informs the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District. The much anticipated mega-project will be constructed in three phases. Trade West Construction will receive almost $53 million to complete this first phase of construction, which […]

  • 21 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    In honor of Earth Month, Governor Pat Quinn recently visited a volunteer clean-up of Chicago’s Oak Street Beach to announce a $1.6 million investment in environmental and education projects along the Lake Michigan shoreline and in the Millennium Reserve-Calumet region. The projects will be funded through the Illinois Coastal Management Program (ICMP), which was formed […]

  • 20 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton has sent a letter to Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) R.D. James asking to include critical operation and maintenance funding for dredging of harbors in Southwest Michigan. As the U.S. Army Corps has already provided robust funding for commercial harbors such as St. Joseph Harbor for its dredging in […]

  • 14 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    Last week, Congressman Dr. Dan Benishek (MI-01) highlighted economic importance of the Great Lakes and expressed his support for funding the projects that allow for harbor maintenance and dredging in the Lakes. “The harbors and waterways play a vital role in our region’s economy. All said, the ports and channels in the Great Lakes Navigation System […]

  • 27 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a $120,000 grant to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) for a project to assess the health of the Waukegan Harbor Area of Concern on Lake Michigan. Waukegan Harbor is one of 43 contaminated sites on the Great Lakes which was designated as an ‘Area of Concern’ […]

  • 8 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Michigan Congressman Bill Huizenga (R) has been named 2014 Great Lakes Legislator of the Year by the largest labor/management coalition representing workers and industries dependent on shipping on America’s Fourth Sea Coast. The award is presented annually by the Great Lakes Maritime Task Force (GLMTF) to a legislator who has helped advance shipping on the […]

  • 12 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    Dr. Dan Benishek (MI-01) reintroduced on January 8th the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Act of 2015, a bill which passed the House of Representatives in the last Congress but was not acted on by the previous Senate.   This bill would formally authorize funding for the GLRI at $300 million annually from 2016 to 2020. Dr. Benishek […]

  • 23 July 2020
    Business development, Infrastructure

    The first load of bedrock arrived from the Upstream Channel Deepening of the New Lock at the Soo project on Thursday, July 16, in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, reports the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division. Phase one of the project, upstream channel deepening, will facilitate the construction of a […]

  • 7 September 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, has announced a contract award for dredging of the stamp sands in the Keweenaw Peninsula between Gay, Michigan and the Grand Traverse Harbor. Petersen Companies, Inc., of Minocqua, Wisconsin, will dredge approximately 27,500 cubic yards of stamp sands from in and around the Grand Traverse Harbor, according […]

  • 27 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    MCM Marine, Inc. from Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., has been awarded the contract for almost $330,000 to dredge 44,200 cubic yards of material from Little Lake Harbor in Little Lake, Michigan, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District said.  The sandy material will be hydraulically dredged and distributed evenly within the nearshore placement site beginning approximately 750 […]