by Aaron Selbig, Interlochen Public Radio

Small harbors in Michigan have a big problem. Over time, access to harbors gets blocked by sand and sediment, and the harbor needs to be dredged. But the money to pay for dredging just isn’t there anymore.

In Leland, the problem has gotten so bad, the community has turned to a crowdfunding website to help pay for its own dredging equipment.

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