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Thursday, May 18, 2017

The National Museum of the Great Lakes will be hosting a family friendly concert this Saturday, May 20 at 6:30pm, by the Boys of Bay City featuring historic 19th century sea shanties. The concert will be performed on board the USS Brig Niagara, which will be docked at the museum this weekend for private events. The Niagara will be

tags: Events, History, Lake Erie

Monday, May 15, 2017

As the boating season begins, wearing a life jacket is key to boating safely in the Buckeye State. Ohio will kick off National Safe Boating Week, May 20-26, by holding nine “Ready, Set, Wear It!” life jacket safety awareness events across the state, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

tags: Lake Erie, Safety

Friday, May 12, 2017

Walstrom Marine announces the opening of its newest location in Traverse City. As a premier boat sales and service center in Northern Michigan with locations currently in Harbor Springs, Bay Harbor, and Cheboygan, Walstrom Marine is further expanding its footprint to include the greater Traverse City area. "This has been a desire of

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Michigan, Service & Repair, Used Boats

Friday, May 12, 2017

Traveling to a world-class performing arts center by boat is a special experience not found in many communities around Michigan or the United States. In the freshwater-focused Great Lakes region of Northern Michigan, the newest performing arts venue – the Great Lakes Center for the Arts, opening in summer of 2018 - will offer

tags: Destination, Lake Michigan

Thursday, May 11, 2017

A hallmark of a great service facility is a commitment to continuous improvement. MarineMax Port Clinton is a perfect example. As the world’s largest and most trusted recreational marine dealer, MarineMax has been serving the Port Clinton area for more than three decades. Their service technicians have 111 combined years of

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Erie, Used Boats

Friday, May 5, 2017

South Shore Marine is pleased to announce that Brendan Sexton recently completed the Yamaha Master Technician Certification. This certification is the highest level of training a Yamaha outboard service technician can achieve. Brendan is among the elite 294 Master Technicians in the United States. The test is extensive and

tags: Awards, Lake Erie

Friday, April 28, 2017

CATAWBA ISLAND BOAT SHOW READY TO GO "A beautiful show!” - It’s the oft-heard description voiced by many visitors when the exclusive Catawba Island Club opens its grounds to the public for the 2017 edition of the Progressive Insurance Catawba Island Boat Show, Friday – Sunday, April 28-30. Now in its 13th year,

tags: Boat Show, Lake Erie, Yacht Club

Monday, April 3, 2017

Tickets for the 24th Annual Door County Lighthouse Festival go on sale to the general public Monday, April 3, following a two-week pre-sale for museum members. Following the successful members only pre-sale, one tour is sold out but ample tickets remain for the variety of land-based tours and boat excursions set for the weekend of

tags: Events, History, Lake Michigan

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

1000 Islands – Clayton Spring Boat Show CEROW RECREATION PARK ARENA – 615 EAST LINE RD, CLAYTON NY Friday, 1 PM – 8 PM | Saturday, 10 AM – 6 PM | Sunday, 10 AM – 4 PM Adults $5 Military $4 Children $2 Children 12 & Under Free Featuring: Runabouts, Fishing Boats, Pontoons, Docks, Lifts, Personal

tags: Boat Show, Lake Ontario

Monday, March 20, 2017

Crowley’s Yacht Yard hosts the 17th annual free event featuring boating safety and maintenance seminars, hands on instruction, a nautical flea market for charity, music, entertainment, The Tamale Spaceship, and much more. This year the Sierra Sagrada will be on display. Learn about this 20’ canoe and the historic journey

tags: Events, Lake Michigan