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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

When a watercraft is purchased or used in Ohio, it is subject to state and local sales and use tax. A boat can either be titled with the State of Ohio or documented with the United States Coast Guard. The purchase of either type is taxable at the current state tax rate of 5.75%, plus the applicable local tax rate, which varies. The

tags: Boating 101, Lake Erie

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Research and development never stops at the Kanberra Group. As a result, the newest air purifying product to hit the market is Kanberra Essential Oil. This oil has the same signature scent that loyal customers and brand advocates have come to associate with the all-natural air and surface cleansing properties of Kanberra® gel,

tags: Cleaners

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The Ohio Clean Marinas Program has continued its voluntary certification program, which recognizes marinas that choose to adopt best management practices to improve the environmental, educational and economic aspects of their operations. Seven marinas in Ohio were newly certified in 2017, and three marinas were recertified for

tags: Awards, Boat Club, Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Lake Erie

Monday, January 22, 2018

Applications are open for the 2018-2019 International Joint Commission – Ohio Sea Grant Fellowship at the IJC Great Lakes Regional office located in Windsor, Ontario. The application deadline is February 23, 2018 at 5 p.m. EST. One fellow will work full-time at the International Joint Commission Great Lakes Regional Office for

tags: Education

Monday, January 22, 2018

More than just a place to tie up your boat, Waukegan Harbor and Marina offers an array of amenities and award-winning service to those looking to navigate Lake Michigan. This boater’s haven offers an expansive season from April 1–November 1, which is just one of the many reasons to choose Waukegan as your next boating

tags: Destination, Lake Michigan

Friday, January 19, 2018

In mid-January, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) will mail letters to property owners along Ohio’s Lake Erie coast whose properties are located within a preliminarily-identified Coastal Erosion Area (CEA). The letters will initiate a 120-day comment period for coastal erosion maps that have been updated since the

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Lake Erie

Friday, January 19, 2018

North South Nautical Group Inc. is pleased to announce the expansion of their yacht brokerage services to the Province of Quebec, with the addition of Richard Poirier to the North South team. Operating under the North South Yacht Sales (NSYS) banner, Montreal will be the newest office for NSYS, which currently has brokerage

tags: Company Expansions

Friday, January 19, 2018

Tucked in Ohio’s most northeast corner is a place where the land is so bountiful that locals can tell you where “the ducks walk on the fish.” Ashtabula County has long been known as an affordable lakeside destination with its 26 miles of Lake Erie shoreline. In the early 20th century, it was a favorite annual

tags: Destination, Lake Erie

Thursday, January 18, 2018

The 385SE is taking the boating world by storm. A triple threat packed full of power and amenities, outboard power has never looked so good. Dominating the waterways with three powerful outboard motors, the 385SE demonstrates a commanding and incredibly powerful presence. With top speeds in excess of 60MPH, Monterey’s newest

tags: New Boat Models

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Grab a fishing rod and enjoy some of the finest fishing Michigan has to offer during the 2018 Winter Free Fishing Weekend Saturday, Feb. 17, and Sunday, Feb. 18. On those two days, everyone – residents and non-residents alike – can fish without a license, though all other fishing regulations still apply. In addition,

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Events, Fishing