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New dock site now hosting cruise ships
Sault Ste. Marie Evening News (7/6)
In Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, cruise ships have moved to a new dock site, which should provide a significant benefit to the local business community.

Parry Sound one of many stops along the Pearl Mist’s Great Lakes journey
Parry Sound North Star (8/24)
After a long absence, passenger ships are back in Parry Sound, Ont., in the form of the cruise ship Pearl Mist, owned and operated by the Great Lakes Cruise Company.

Fundraiser may be the life vest that saves Viking ship's voyage
Star Tribune (7/14)
The fate of the world’s largest Viking ship’s tour to the United States, including Duluth, Minn., remained uncertain Thursday as a last-minute fundraising campaign to cover pilotage fees got underway.

Cruise ship docks in Muskegon, showcases 'Port City' capabilities
MLive (6/9)
The cruise ship Pearl Mist docked in the Port of Muskegon, Mich. The visit has been anticipated as a sign of progress in Muskegon, where public officials hope tourism and increased activity in the community's deep water port can grow the economy.

Pearl Mist cruise ship to dock in Muskegon, bus to Holland
The Holland Sentinel (5/24)
The Pearl Mist cruise ship, which brought visitors to Holland, Mich., will not dock in Holland this summer due to the city's docking facilites and one-lane channel.

See when 200-passenger cruise ships will be stopping in Muskegon this summer
MLive (4/25)
The Pearl Mist, a Great Lakes cruise ship will make 10 planned stops in Muskegon, Mich., this summer.

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American Canadian Caribbean Line
Offering cruises around the Great Lakes as well as from Canadian waters to the Caribbean.

Cruising the Great Lakes.org
Information about cruise activity and ports on the Great Lakes, as well as ship photos, schedules, services and layouts.

Great Lakes Cruise Company
Chartering large passenger cruise ships, Le Levant and the MV Columbus, to sail in the Great Lakes.

Great Lakes Cruising Coalition
The GLCC is a joint American-Canadian cooperative venture involving Great Lakes ports, towns, regions and The St. Lawrence Seaway.

Steamboat Cruises
Three steamboats cruise along the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. Ports of call include St. Paul, Minnesota, and Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Lake Huron
BaySail supports its Environmental Education and Youth Development programs through public sails, private charters and group tours around Lake Huron.

Georgian Clipper
Cruise the 30,000 islands, visit the unique inlets, sheltered bays and quaint and historic villages that form the splendor of Lake Huron's Georgian Bay and the North Channel.

The Blue Heron Company
Offers sightseeing cruises in Fathom Five National Marine Park, located at the tip of the Bruce Peninsula at Tobermory, Ontario.

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St. Lawrence River
Heritage Boat Tours
Cruise the St. Lawrence Seaway, Millionaires Row, Alexandria Bay, view the shortest international bridge, in the very heart of the 1000 Islands, and experience them in a way that is just not possible on modern 500 passenger boats.

Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises
Offering sightseeing, lunch and dinner cruises of both Kingston's waterfront and the St. Lawerence River's 1000 Islands.

Rockport Boat Line
Offers tours of the Thousand Islands on the St. Lawrence River, including Boldt Castle, Zavikon Island and Millionaire's Row.

St. Lawrence Cruise Lines
Offering overnight cruises on the St. Lawrence River and the Ottawa River.

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State and Provincial Resources
Cruising the Great Lakes.com
Photos and comprehensive information on popular Michigan-based pleasure cruise destinations, including Grand Traverse Bay, The Inland Route, and The Chain O' Lakes.

Diamond Jack's River Tours
Take an expertly narrated cruise on the sparkling waters of the Detroit River, the world's busiest international waterway.

Pride of Windsor Cruises
Offers cruises on the Detroit River, May through October.

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Related Resources
GLIN: Boating in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Islands in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Lighthouses in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Tours in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Water Transportation in the Great Lakes Region

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