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Published Nov. 4, 2013
Last month we took to the drink for a tour of a Lafarge cement ship docked at Jones Island in the Port of Milwaukee to unload "powder" from Lafarge's cement operation in Alpena Mich., before heading back out onto the lake for a stop at Grand Haven on its way back up to Alpena.
Published Aug. 4, 2013
I headed out to Lake Champlain, home to a lesser-known cousin of the Loch Ness Monster, "Champ" -- the name given to what is imagined to be a small population of animals in the 100 mile-long lake. Nessie, Champ and British Columbia's Ogopogo (of Lake Okanagan) are among dozens of reported "lake monsters."
Published June 20, 2013
Two peregrine falcons have made Jones Island their home after hatching this past spring. The Peregrine Falcon Society is working with Veolia Water Milwaukee to host a live webcam streaming footage of Bit and Byte's nest.
Published Sept. 28, 2012
Let's get this straight from the get-go. Despite what you've heard, Milorganite is not made out of human feces. When I took a tour of the Jones Island plant recently, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District agency services director Jeff Spence and public information manager Bill Graffin wanted to dispel that myth at the start. It is sorta true, however, if you believe that you are what you eat. Let me explain.
Published Feb. 27, 2012
As the saying goes, there are eight million stories in the naked city. Milwaukee author Leah Dobkin tells some of them in her new book, "Soul of a Port," which aims to do more than simply offer a chronological history of this vital piece of Milwaukee.
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