For centuries, the Great Lakes have served as an important food source and trade route for people living along their shore. Today, that rich history is a draw for tourists as well as divers interested in the lakes' thousands of shipwrecks.
Nine historical ships docked in Fairport Harbor, Ohio, on Thursday as the first U.S. stop for the Tall Ships Challenge Great Lakes. Over the summer, these and other ships will they’ll travel to cities in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.
Elizabeth Miller reports on the Tall Ships Challenge
When the Cuyahoga River caught fire on June 22, 1969, it badly scarred Cleveland’s image. Some other polluted rivers were burning in American cities, but Cleveland’s fire was highlighted in Time magazine. The river and city became the butt of jokes -- and the inspiration for a Randy Newman tune. But today, a new generation is embracing the “Burning River” name.