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Friday, April 20, 2018

The 2018 Lake Ontario Offshore Racing Guide is now available in hard copy and online at our website loor.ca. Distributed to most yacht clubs, marinas and chandleries surrounding Lake Ontario, the 2018 edition provides sailors – both racers and cruisers – with a variety of articles and resources on numerous nautical

tags: Great Lakes, Lake Ontario, Sailing

Thursday, April 19, 2018

State and private universities partner on critical research to benefit NY Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River region The Great Lakes Research Consortium of 18 colleges and universities in New York State has published its 2018 report, showcasing innovative research conducted by faculty and students at member institutions. The 16-page

tags: Education, Environmental Impact, Great Lakes

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

In the fall of 2016, upon having just had their boats hauled for the winter slumber in Ontario, long time Great Lakes boaters Scott Leclerc and Lyndon Greene pondered why so many boaters were actually using their boats as floating cottages, rather than as they were intended. Throughout the summer of 2016, they had spoken with boaters

tags: Lake Huron, Lake Ontario, Lake St. Clair, Boat Club, Canada, Georgian Bay, Great Lakes

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Communities across the Great Lakes region continue to grapple with crumbling drinking water and wastewater infrastructure—according to the U.S. EPA, a staggering $180 billion over the next 20 years is needed in improvements, upgrades and repairs in the eight-state region of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan,

tags: Environmental Impact, Great Lakes

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Waterway Guide Media has formed a strategic partnership with two iconic boat brands. Ranger Tugs and Cutwater Boats are working with Waterway Guide to make their Midwest and East Coast customers’ experiences even better. New owners of Ranger Tugs or Cutwater Boats, sold in the Midwest and on the East Coast, will have their

tags: Books & Charts, Coupons & Discounts, East Coast, Great Lakes

Friday, November 24, 2017

Freedom Boat Club is the oldest and largest boat club in the United States with greater than 17,000 members, over 1600 boats and 148+ locations across the United States and Canada. The Lake Erie franchise of Freedom Boat Club has three locations in Rocky River, Huron and Catawba Island (and a 4th location to be announced in January).

tags: Boat Club, Events, Great Lakes, Lake Erie

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Spring Brook Marina is a very special place for all of us. It’s filled with fun family boating memories, and none more special than to Jim Thorpe and his family. They put their life into building one of the finest marine facilities in the Midwest and one of the leading boat dealerships in the country. After 56 years behind the

by: Kyle Stenzel

tags: Employment News, Great Lakes

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

For many of us, Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer and also to the boating season. I think we are all happier when we are able to enjoy the days of summer from the helm, however even though the boating season is over for this year, there are still plenty of fishing opportunities. The lakeshore, bays, and tributaries will

by: Captain Rob Westcott, LegacySportfishing.com

tags: Fishing, Great Lakes

Monday, October 16, 2017

As cooler weather arrives, New York Sea Grant Extension of Cornell University offers eight tips that water enthusiasts, particularly those who kayak, canoe or use a rowboat as well as stream and ice anglers, can follow to enhance their seasonal water safety. Water that is less than 70 degrees Fahrenheit can lower body temperature and

tags: Applicable Everywhere, Great Lakes, Safety

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced the totals from its spring and summer fish stocking efforts. The DNR stocked a total of 25,470,199 fish that weighed more than 320 tons and consisted of 11 different species and one hybrid. To complete this task, it took more than 380 stocking trips to nearly 760 stocking

tags: Fishing, Great Lakes