PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) - A research vessel is giving visitors to Lake Michigan a chance to explore the lake aboard a floating laboratory.
The 65-foot W.G. Jackson is operated by an institute located at Grand Valley State University in Muskegon, Mich. The outreach and education vessel made a stop this week at the Port of Indiana in Portage, where it hosted tours focusing on water quality, invasive species and other topics.
The Times of Munster reports the boat's visit was sponsored by the Lake Michigan Lakewide Management Plan. That project is funded by a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant.
The vessel tours Lake Michigan and allows visitors to learn about the lake while participating in experiments.
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