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

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Harrison Township is a boating and bedroom community located in Southeast Michigan along the western shores of Lake St. Clair. This is a place where residents and the community love boating so much, they’ve earned the moniker “Boattown, U.S.A.” With fifteen miles of shoreline on Lake St. Clair, the community makes

tags: Destination, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair

Friday, March 9, 2018

Dave Klick and Joanne Hilden, partners in life and business, are the owners of Blue Lagoon Boating Center. Having started their boat dealership in 2014, they are literally the new kids on the block in Harrison Township, also known as “Boat Town, USA.” Both grew up boating on Lake St. Clair with their families and have

tags: Dealerships, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair, Service & Repair, Used Boats

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Wild Bill’s Tobacco is your one stop shop for everything tobacco, vape, cigars, and glass. With over 70 locations in the great state of Michigan, you’re sure to find one of their shops right in your city! The Harrison Township location is one you’ll be sure to love. Well known in the area for over 10 years and

tags: Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair, Lifestyle

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The Novi Boat Show - Novi, Mich. - cruises into the Suburban Collection Showplace, March 15-18, bringing exhibitors to line the showplace wall-to-wall with hundreds of boats to see and purchase along with motors, trailers, electronics, marina slips, insurance, financing, service companies, docks, accessories, entertainment, and fun!

tags: Boat Show, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Inflatable boats have come a long way from the early part of the 20th century where they evolved from the airship industry. RFD in England and Zodiac in France began to see the usefulness of the rubber-coated materials that were used in constructing their hydrogen airships. In 1919, RFD began to develop a line of lifesaving rafts that

tags: Inflatable Boats, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair, Service & Repair

Monday, March 5, 2018

A hidden gem located in Harrison Township and serving the community for over 34 years, Belle Maer Harbor Marina is a 60 acre resort-style marina that is located on Lake St. Clair’s Anchor Bay, north of the Clinton River and close to Lake St. Clair Metropark, the three (North, Middle & South) Channel Shipping lanes,

tags: Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair, Lifestyle, Marina

Thursday, February 15, 2018

What began as a one-man mobile operation in 1979 has grown to a 35,000 sq. ft. facility with several divisions and one hundred employees. Owner John Bowen began in a men’s clothing store constructing leather products along with the clothing in the tailoring department. His knowledge led him to launch Dockside Canvas and he

tags: Canvas & Upholstery, Flooring, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Everyone in Michigan is invited to fish for free Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 17 and 18, for the 2018 Winter Free Fishing Weekend. A license is not required to fish those two days, but all other fishing regulations still apply. These two days make up #MiFreeFishingWeekend – an annual effort to promote Michigan’s world-class

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing, Lake Michigan, Lake St. Clair

Thursday, February 8, 2018

The Detroit Boat Show will cruise into Cobo Center February 17-25, celebrating the 60th “Diamond” anniversary of the event. The show, like the boating industry, is growing again this year, covering 420,000 square feet with everything boating. After another successful boating season in Michigan, exhibitors vie for the few

tags: Boat Show, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair