Boats scrape bottom and businesses suffer as Great Lakes near record lows
Businesses on the banks of the Great Lakes are flailing in shallow waters this year. Hundreds of marinas either have had to haul boats into winter storage early or have lost mooring space. The team at Great Lakes Marina in Muskegon, Mich., has had to rescue boats that have run aground almost every week since July. Water levels in the Great Lakes have been falling all year and on two days in October skimmed levels that are record monthly lows.