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Helen Brohl is a Great Lakes gal, having grown up on the south shore of Lake Erie and a lifetime of summers on Middle Bass Island. Helen understands the Great Lakes as a valuable resource with a Master's Degree from The Ohio State University in Great Lakes Land and Water Use Policy and as an economic engine for the nation with almost 40 years of experience in maritime transportation and trade development. Helen previously worked as professional staff on the U.S. Congressional House Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee, with NOAA's Office of Coast Management, did trade development for the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, was the Director of Marketing for the Port of Chicago, the Executive Director of the U.S. Great Lakes Shipping Association, and is currently the Executive Director of the U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System in Washington, DC. Follow along as Helen shares the nature, folk lore, and charm of the Great Lakes!
A look at how the St. Lawrence Seaway operates!
November 30, 2022
How agal blooms impact all our lives
October 28, 2022
For those in peril on the sea!
September 23, 2022
Be sure to reset your watch to island time!
August 25, 2022
Recorded live from the NOAA Survey Ship Thomas Jefferson!
July 21, 2022
Catch a wave and you're sitting on top of the world!
June 25, 2022
How will climate migration change the Great Lakes?
June 1, 2022
A trip to the eastern side of the Great Lakes!
April 29, 2022
The past will find us all at Grand and Pfister hotels!
March 24, 2022
Get to know three heroes working to save the Great Lakes!
February 25, 2022
How the Christmas Tree Ships changed American Christmas
December 24, 2021
“Lighthouses are more helpful than churches.” – B. Franklin
December 1, 2021
Take a historic trip through the Welland Canal!
October 24, 2021
Lake Superior: Rising water and diminished ice
September 30, 2021
Explore the forgotten history of Great Lakes wine culture!
August 26, 2021