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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

After many requests, research, and initiative, Spring Brook Marina has officially partnered with Barletta Pontoon Boats - based out of Bristol, Indiana - to offer the latest and greatest in pontoon boats. Barletta was founded by an industry icon in the RV space who was an avid boater. Bill Fenech saw a gap in the Pontoon market based

tags: Dealerships, New Boat Models

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

On a beautiful summer’s evening as you approach the port of Kincardine, Ontario — located along the sandy shoreline of Lake Huron — you may just find yourself captivated by the tranquil, yet haunting, sounds of the bagpipes as the Phantom Piper guides you to shore whilst you simultaneously take in the most

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

A simple way to save a kid’s life is to ensure they have a life jacket when they go boating, sailing or fishing. But sometimes, it’s not easy to borrow a right-sized life jacket when an infant or young teen comes aboard. Marinas, boat and fishing clubs, waterfront businesses, organizations or other groups that serve

tags: Boating 101, Kids & Pets, Safety

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Trent Port Marina is a premium-class municipal marina unlike any of its kind. Located in Quinte West, Ontario, Canada, it is uniquely positioned to provide boaters with easy access to renowned waterways such as the Trent-Severn, Bay of Quinte, and Murray Canal, which leads to Lake Ontario. Over 370 fully equipped slips are available

tags: Canada, Employment News, Marina

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

KONG Coolers, an American manufacturer of rugged, rotomolded coolers, will support veterans throughout the month of May. For each KONG Cooler sold now through May 31, Elkhart Plastics Inc., KONG’s parent company, will donate $10 to a veterans hospital near its five United States manufacturing facilities, including: Ridgefield,

tags: Charity

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The ‘Gateway to Michigan,’ New Buffalo is a charming beach and harbor town set on the majestic southern shore of Lake Michigan. Known for small-town character and elevated amenities, New Buffalo is a uniquely friendly and walkable destination for boaters with a taste for great food, drinks, and adventure. No car needed.

tags: Destinations, Lake Michigan

Monday, April 30, 2018

Hoty Marine Group has been in the marine industry since 1983, with the purchase of Venetian Marina and the manufacturing facilities of the Inland Seas Co., builders of the Steel Clipper, in Sandusky, Ohio. After major renovations, including over 400 floating, full-service docks ranging from 25’ to 50’, Venetian opened to a

tags: Lake Erie, Marina

Monday, April 30, 2018

After a lengthy survey gathering data from millions of online guest reviews covering all types of Canadian lodging, Australian-based HotelsCombined has awarded The Sportsman’s Inn their official Recognition of Excellence for 2018. This award is in recognition of consistently achieving the highest standards, representing the top

tags: Awards, Georgian Bay, Lake Huron

Monday, April 30, 2018

The native Senecas called it “Ga-we-not,” meaning the “Great Island.” The colonial French called it “La Grande Isle.” Grand Island — “the Heart of the Niagara” these days — is a 28-square-mile island in the middle of the Upper Niagara River, centrally located between Buffalo

by: Benjamin Bidell, Vice President, Grand Island Chamber of Commerce

tags: Destination

Monday, April 30, 2018

Where The Road Ends & Adventure Begins! Nestled on the northernmost tip of the western upper peninsula of Michigan, in the Keweenaw Peninsula, sits a beautiful little town called Copper Harbor. Originally settled in 1843 because of what was thought to be a rich vein of copper, here, in the Keweenaw, we are quite proud of our