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Low lake levels hamper boats

Low water levels are restricting access to the lake for big recreational boats, especially sailboats which have six- to eight-foot keels. It's happening around the lake, from the Grand Marais city harbor through the Twin Ports and on to Ashland a...

Low water levels are restricting access to the lake for big recreational boats, especially sailboats which have six- to eight-foot keels. It's happening around the lake, from the Grand Marais city harbor through the Twin Ports and on to Ashland and Bayfield.

Officially, the lake is about 18 inches below normal and more than a foot below the level at this time last spring. In March the lake came within a few inches of reaching the all-time record low set in 1926.

For more of this story, read tomorrow's Duluth News Tribune or check back to www.duluthnewstribune.com .

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