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Best Great Lakes photos from 2017

Flooding along Lake Ontario. A sunken ship.Eerie waves. A dissected Asian carp. All images from a memorable 2017 -- and part of Great Lakes Today reporting that ranged from Montreal to Duluth. Take a look at our favorite photos of the year. 

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After heavy spring rains, flooding hit the shoreline of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.
VERONICA VOLK /
After heavy spring rains, flooding hit the shoreline of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.
A lake sturgeon study was threatened by President Trump's budget plan.
ANGELICA A. MORRISON /
A lake sturgeon study was threatened by President Trump's budget plan.
Freezing spray from Lake Ontario created this 'ice house.'
Veronica Volk /
Freezing spray from Lake Ontario created this 'ice house.'
Two replica Christopher Columbus ships sparked protests in Oswego, N.Y.
Payne Horning, WRVO News /
Two replica Christopher Columbus ships sparked protests in Oswego, N.Y.
After an Asian carp was found within 10 miles of Lake Michigan, scientists dissected it for clues about its travels.
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After an Asian carp was found within 10 miles of Lake Michigan, scientists dissected it for clues about its travels.
"Eerie Erie," an other-worldly image from Ontario photographer Dave Sandford.
Courtesy of Dave Sandford /
"Eerie Erie," an other-worldly image from Ontario photographer Dave Sandford.
Tourists on the Maid of the Mist tour boat in Niagara Falls.
ANGELICA A. MORRISON /
Tourists on the Maid of the Mist tour boat in Niagara Falls.
Bald eagles are being poisoned from eating lead shot in carcasses.
Angelica A. Morrison /
Bald eagles are being poisoned from eating lead shot in carcasses.
Maid of the Mist via Twitter /
A discharge of discolored wastewater near Niagara Falls brought attention to a regional problem.
Gord Downie, a Canadian rock icon and Great Lakes supporter, died in October.
Courtesy of the Tragically Hip /
Gord Downie, a Canadian rock icon and Great Lakes supporter, died in October.
 Gunilda, a luxury yacht, sank in 1911 in Lake Superior.
Courtesy of Jitka Hanakova /
Gunilda, a luxury yacht, sank in 1911 in Lake Superior.
Surreal paintings by Alexis Rockman highlighted challenges facing the Great Lakes.
Courtesy of Grand Rapids Art Museum /
Surreal paintings by Alexis Rockman highlighted challenges facing the Great Lakes.
The Albany Symphony Orchestra marked the bicentennial of the Erie Canal's beginnings.
Courtesy of Albany Symphony Orchestra /
The Albany Symphony Orchestra marked the bicentennial of the Erie Canal's beginnings.
Western N.Y. grape farmers are confronting climate change.
ANGELICA A. MORRISON /
Western N.Y. grape farmers are confronting climate change.
On some islands in Lake Erie, students fly to school.
Elizabeth Miller /
On some islands in Lake Erie, students fly to school.
In Minnesota, Native Americans preserve the tradition of harvesting wild rice.
Dan Kraker /
In Minnesota, Native Americans preserve the tradition of harvesting wild rice.
In March, Great Lakes Today hosted two public meetings of the International Joint Commission.
Eileen Elibol /
In March, Great Lakes Today hosted two public meetings of the International Joint Commission.