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SS Keewatin returns home to Port McNicoll
June 23, 2012 - Andrew Philips
After decades docked in Michigan, luxury vessel that once plied the Great Lakes part of major shoreline development.
Keewatin buyer would fund dredging, owner says
Sept 28, 2011 - Scott Sullivan
Will S.S. Keewatin bloom in a new home or fall into the shadow of possibly being scrapped?
The Greatest Lakes
Sept 29, 2008 - Jamie Loizou
The Great Lakes form the largest group of freshwater lakes on earth, so there is plenty of water on which to cruise.
A Great Lakes legend turns 100!
June 26, 2007 - Douglas, Mich
Canada wants the Keewatin back, but for now it rests, elegantly, on Lake Michigan.
European visitors take in all Island has to offer.
by Lindsay Kelly
On Monday, a small contingent of European tourism operators and cruise ship owners descended on the Island to learn about...
Capt. Luther H. Blount Dies at age 90
October 10, 2006 - Warren, Ri
An engineer by trade, Blount is best known as a shipbuilder and cruise operator.
Cruising the Midwest
August 23, 2006
The Great Lakes are a choice destination, thanks to boat tours
Touring the Great Lakes
Winter 2005/2006
Kevin Griffin explores the wonders of cruising around the Great Lakes.
Baroness Orczy, author of Scarlet Pimpernel,
cruises the Great Lakes - Circa 1922-1930

November, 2005
We both loved our trip over the Great Lakes on board the C.P.R. steamer Assiniboia, such a fine boat, such comfortable sleeping accommodation...
Trade Mission Participants Highlight Passenger Shipping
October 19, 2005 - St. Catharines
The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Trade Mission delegation delivered a thumbs-up assessment of passenger cruising opportunities for Europeans looking for new and exciting vacations.
Voyage of Discovery
By Ted Scull, Cruise Traveller, Winter 2005
Theodore W. Scull joins MV C. Columbus, the only cruise ship sailing the Great Lakes, for a voyage to the heart of North America's heritage.
Cruising for Culture
by Stephen Burnett, January-March, 2005
Cultural tourism offers a great resource for Great Lakes cruise industry.
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Just The Facts
Study shows the Great Lakes cruising industry's impact

Publication date: Sept. 2004
A recent study conducted by the Great Lakes Cruising Coalition (GLCC) is presenting the economic impact of the passenger cruise industry in the Great Lakes region.
Pride of the Inland Seas:
An Illustrated History of the Port of Duluth–Superior

Publication date: July 2004
Authors Bill Beck and C. Patrick Labadie bring lifetimes of Great Lakes experience to the labor of love that is Pride of the Inland Seas.
Travel and Leisure Article About The Great Lakes
by Ted Katauskas, Aug, 2004
Luxury cruise ships, nearly absent from the Great Lakes since the rise of the automobile, are returning to the country's inland seas.
Visionary Port Project in Detroit
By Marti Benedetti, May 17, 2004
The dock will be a port for Great Lakes cruise ships and other vessels using
the Detroit River.
Great Ships for the Great Lakes
The Orion, the latest vessel to cruise the Midwest, brings a new level of luxury.
Erie Land Lighthouse Restoration Nearly Complete:
New top to be delivered Thursday

March 3, 2004
Fiske & Sons are only weeks away from completing the long-awaited restoration of Erie's Land Lighthouse which was built in 1867.
Ten Reasons why the Great Lakes make a Great Cruise Destination
With all they have to offer, it is easy to see why the interest in Great Lakes cruises is exploding.
Great Lakes Cruises Feature New Luxury Ship and Ports in 2004
The Great Lakes-one of the world's best, but largely undiscovered cruising destinations-promises even more delights in 2004.
Manitoulin Capitalizes on Trend to Homeland Cruising
By Margo Little, 2004
According to travel industry insiders, many Americans are turning to "homeland cruising" as an alternative to traveling to unstable ports elsewhere in the world.
Mackinac-Manitoulin Yacht Race set for July 21-24
The fledgling race, slated for July 21-24, 2004, will be an international event attracting people who love the clean, clear waters of the north.
Great Lakes Cruising Follows in the Footsteps of Charles Dickens and Mark Twain
It is April 24 1842 and Charles Dickens on his grand tour of “North America” cruises across Lake Erie en route to Buffalo. Dickens records in his diary.
The St. Lawrence Seaway Cruise
“Cruise… past fortresses, stately homes and ever-changing scenery” … “A feast for the eyes and the palate” … “Revel in your view of palatial mansions and quaint island cottages”

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