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Michigan lighthouses could be national draw

Michigan's maritime heritage might just be the state's best-kept secret.

Sure, folks know the state is home to a few lighthouses. But did you know there are more than 120 of them dotting the Michigan coastline? Did you know that elegant passenger steamships used to travel the Great Lakes?

Michigan's members of Congress are hoping to change that by directing federal officials to inventory the state's lighthouses and maritime resources from historic ships to marine sanctuaries. Then they want to develop a plan to preserve and promote them.   more...


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