January 22, 2012 |
At dawn on the dock, a few sailors kiss spouses and dogs goodbye. Then we muster on the quarterdeck: 17 crew (nine volunteers and eight professional sailors) ranging from a 19-year-old South Carolina college student to a 76-year-old Michigan farmer. I have cruised the South Pacific, the Atlantic and the Mediterranean on the most luxurious ships afloat and have been crew on sailing and racing sailboats for decades in inland lakes, the Great Lakes and the Caribbean. As a volunteer on a tall ship, however, I knew I'd have a rare chance to learn classic skills and be part of a genuine adventure.
March 30, 2003
Hurray for Susan Spano ("A Shipshape Way to See Lake Michigan," Feb. 23) for finding American Canadian Caribbean Line, which we treasure. In 10 years, my husband and I have done eight ACCL cruises -- up and down the Intracoastal Waterway, the Panama Canel to Belize, to Chicago via the Erie Canal and Great Lakes. This year we plan two more. We keep in contact with many passengers we've met. It's great for the over-60 crowd. Jeanne B. Jones Palos Verdes Estates Send letters to Travel, L.A. Times, 202 W. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012; fax (213)
December 22, 2009 |
The fight to keep invasive Asian carp out of the Great Lakes reached the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, as Michigan's attorney general filed a lawsuit seeking closure of two shipping locks near Chicago. Claiming Illinois officials have been lax, Michigan Atty. Gen. Mike Cox asked justices for immediate action to seal off the most direct route for fish entering Lake Michigan, in hopes of protecting the region's $7-billion fishing industry. "We don't want to have to look back years later . . . and say, 'What was the matter with us?
July 15, 1985
The San Francisco-based company said that its repeated efforts to enter negotiations relating to the acquisition of Great Lakes by Itel have been rebuffed by Great Lakes, including the refusal of Great Lakes to schedule a meeting with representatives of Itel at which Itel was prepared to make an all cash offer to acquire a 100% interest in Great Lakes. Itel said it won't proceed with its offer to acquire Great Lakes at this time.
February 14, 2001 |
Tennenbaum & Co., a money manager with a 9.9% stake in Great Lakes Aviation Ltd., offered to buy the rest of the regional commuter airline for $4 a share in "cash and securities." The Los Angeles-based asset manager made the bid in a letter to Great Lakes, disclosed in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The investor group holds 858,400 shares, valuing its bid for the remaining 7.8 million outstanding at about $31.2 million. Shares rose 75 cents to close at $2.
December 3, 1990 |
Much of the Midwest and Great Lakes region received an early jolt of wintry weather today, as snowfalls of up to 10 inches closed schools, toppled power lines and snarled travel. A blizzard warning was posted in parts of Wisconsin. In hard-hit Iowa, Iowa State and Drake universities were among scores of schools and businesses that closed their doors or delayed opening today as high winds and heavy snows brought much of Iowa to a standstill.