Great Lakes

CLIFF ROSENBERGER
STATE OF OHIO

Here are your morning headlines for Friday, April 13:

Divers Discover an 1899 Great Lakes Shipwreck

Mar 22, 2018
The Margaret Olwill
Historical Collection of the Great Lakes/Bowling Green State University

A group of underwater explorers has announced the discovery of the Margaret Olwill, a steam barge that sank in Lake Erie in 1899. As Great Lakes Today’s Elizabeth Miller reports, a Cleveland native found the shipwreck last summer.

The Margaret Olwill was on its way to Cleveland at the end of June 1899, carrying 900 tons of limestone and 12 passengers. Caught in a storm, the captain tried to make a turn and the ship rolled over on its side. The steam barge sank in Lake Erie off the coast of Lorain, Ohio.

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Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, March 6:

Ohio Great Lakes to Host Marina Pollution Conference

Feb 18, 2018
photo of flooded gas dock
ALEX CRICHTON / WXXI

There are hundreds of marinas – and thousands of boats – spread across the Great Lakes. And that means there’s a lot of potential for pollution. 

Ohio and five other Great Lakes states have Clean Marina programs that aim to improve air and water quality. They teach marina owners how to prevent pollution.

photo of Lake Erie
ANDY CHOW / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Healing Our Waters, a coalition of environmental groups involved in protecting the Great Lakes, says President Trump’s 2019 budget and infrastructure plan are both “dead on arrival."

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