North Breakwater Closed: To be Re-evaluated Today

A citizen calling the Ludington Police Department to report people walking on the North Breakwater in Ludington prompted police to block access amid heavy winds and waves. Ludington beach patrol, the City Manager, the Fire Chief, D.P.W. Superintendent, and the Police Chief agreed that the closure was warranted.  

Conditions will be re-evaluated today to determine when to re-open the North Breakwater. Riptide warning remains in effect today.

Man 'Intentionally Jumped Overboad' the Stewart J Cort says Steamship Company

Sunday morning at almost 2am a man went overboard while the ship the Stewart J Cort made its way from Burns Harbor, Indiana to Superior,Wisconsin. The missing man intentionally jumped overboard, according to Tom Wynne, the Steamship Company general counsel. Three Mason County Sherriff detectives and a deputy are meeting in Sault Ste. Marie this Monday morning to question the crew of the Stewart J Cort. The Mason County Sheriff's Office is assisting with the investigation.

Many boats assisted in the search for the overboard man inducing the SS badger, who journeyed up to big sable to assist. The Search was called off Sunday at 3pm due to high winds and waves. The mans body has still not been recovered.


Mike Nagle Releases Historic Book on Justus S. Stearns a Local Legend

Mike Nagle, professor of history and political science at West Shore Community College has released a new book titled "Justus S. Stearns: Michigan Pine King and Kentucky Coal Baron, 1845-1933".

Nagle addresses key events in Stearns life including an analysis of his lifetime of accomplishments including his impact on Ludington where he maintained a residence for over 50 years.

A book launch celebration will be held on Thursday Sept 10 at 7pm at Stearns Motor Inn.

Nagle will also be giving two presentations involving steps in researching a book such as his. That program will be held on Oct 8th at 2 pm at WSCC center stage theater. He will also be giving a presentation that night titled "Justus S Stearns, Ludington's First Citizen" at 7pm at the LACA.

The book can be pre ordered on line in either hardback or e-book formats at

$50,000 Prize Awarded Tonight in the "Shark Tank" Momentum Competition

Tonight is the night where we find out who will win $50,000 in the momentum business plan startup competition.

The "Shark Tank" style competition will have all five business finalists pitching their idea to a panel of judges. The public is invited to attend the competition. They take the Stage at the West Shore Community College Center Stage Auditorium tonight at 6pm.

Free Transportation Offered Again at WSCC

West Shore Community College will once again be offering free rides out to their campus. Anyone traveling from Ludington, Manistee, and Scottville will have the opportunity to take advantage of getting out to the campus without having to feel the pinch of paying for gas getting to and from college.

Starting August 31st (the first day of the semester) there will be three round-trips Monday-Thursday and one on Friday.

Need to get out to the College before the semester starts? Bus service will be offered on Aug 24th to accommodate students wishing to purchase books or access other college services.

For more information on the service visit

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