Latest Lake Michigan News

10 people sickened by carbon monoxide on Lake Michigan boat

Aug. 2, 2020 1:40 PM EDT

SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — Ten people aboard a boat on Lake Michigan were sickened after exposure to carbon monoxide, authorities in Michigan said Saturday. Authorities received a distress call from the captain of the 32-foot boat that was traveling in Michigan from St. Joseph to South Haven around 2:45...

Firefighters rescue 6 people after boat capsizes near marina

Aug. 1, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — Six people have been rescued after the boat they were on capsized in northwestern Indiana. Firefighters found them clinging to the sides of the boat about 8 p.m. Friday near the Hammond Marina, the (Northwest Indiana) Times reported. The boat had capsized in about 15-20 feet (4½-6...

Girl, 13, dies of apparent drowning in Lake Michigan

Jul. 31, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

LAKESIDE, Mich. (AP) — The body of a 13-year-old Otsego girl has been found near a beach along Lake Michigan in southwestern Michigan following an apparent drowning. The body was reported about 12:30 p.m. Friday in Lakeside, southwest of Grand Rapids, according to the Berrien County sheriff's office. The...

Father drowns trying to save 2 children in Lake Michigan

Jul. 31, 2020 10:26 AM EDT

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) — A 44-year-old Indiana man has drowned in Lake Michigan while trying to save his two children, authorities said. Four people were seen struggling in the lake about 8 p.m. Thursday at Lions Park Beach in southwestern Michigan's St. Joseph, police said in a release. The man’s...

Gary closes its Lake Michigan beaches due to COVID-19 surge

Jul. 29, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

GARY, Ind. (AP) — The city of Gary’s beaches along Lake Michigan were closed Wednesday for two weeks due to a surge in new COVID-19 cases in the northwestern Indiana city. Mayor Jerome Prince cited the beaches’ crowded conditions on Tuesday in ordering their closure. His order took effect...

Camping sites near Lake Michigan reopen at state park

Jul. 28, 2020 12:57 PM EDT

CARP LAKE, Mich. (AP) — A Lake Michigan state park near the tip of Michigan's Lower Peninsula is making campsites available after a project was put on hold for 2020. Reservations can be made online starting Wednesday for the East Lakeshore Campground at Wilderness State Park. You can pitch your tent or...

4 teens rescued on Lake Michigan after kayaking goes awry

Jul. 27, 2020 9:59 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued four teenagers about seven miles (11.3 kilometers) offshore of Chicago's Lake Michigan coastline early Monday after they went missing while kayaking, authorities said. The Coast Guard searched the lake for hours before the three 19-year-olds and a 13-year-old...

EPA eyes cleanup of coal ash threatening Indiana Dunes

Jul. 25, 2020 10:09 AM EDT

CHESTERTON, Ind. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking the public’s feedback on a proposed cleanup of coal ash buried along Lake Michigan that the agency believes is threatening wildlife at the Indiana Dunes National Park. The EPA has drafted a cleanup plan for the eastern part...

FILE - This June 2020 file photo, shot from a television screen provided by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy shows damage to anchor support EP-17-1 on the east leg of the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline within the Straits of Mackinac in Michigan. Recent damage that prompted the temporary shutdown of an Enbridge oil pipeline in a channel linking two of the Great Lakes may have been done by vessels working for the company, according to an in-house report provided Thursday, July 23, 2020, to The Associated Press. (Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy via AP File)

Enbridge contractor vessels may have bumped pipeline support

Jul. 23, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Recent damage that prompted the temporary shutdown of an Enbridge oil pipeline in a channel linking two of the Great Lakes may have been done by vessels working for the company, according to an in-house report provided Thursday to The Associated Press. Enbridge this week...

FILE - This June 2020 file photo, shot from a television screen provided by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy shows damage to anchor support EP-17-1 on the east leg of the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline within the Straits of Mackinac in Michigan. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer criticized Enbridge Inc. on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 for what she described as the company's refusal to make an airtight pledge that it would pay for any damages caused by an oil spill from its pipeline beneath a Great Lakes waterway. (Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy via AP File)

Whitmer: Enbridge dodging responsibility for potential spill

Jul. 22, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer criticized Enbridge Inc. on Wednesday for what she described as the company's refusal to make an airtight pledge to pay for damages caused by a potential oil spill from its pipeline beneath a Great Lakes channel. The Democratic governor's...