Even if they’re used as nothing more than glorified coasters, phone books continue to pile up at doorsteps and recycing centers. Manufacturers insist they are valuable advertising vehicles needed to bridge the digital divide.
A mashup from the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System lets users track vessels navigating Great Lakes waterways in real time. Users can see a list of ships in transit and get information about locks and ports.
A legacy of Michigan’s manufacturing might is seen in abandoned, contaminated and deteriorating buildings.
State officials are gearing up efforts to turn such sites into restaurants, condominiums, golf courses, new manufacturers.