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Monday, May 21, 2018

Cleaning boat canvas and boat windows — sounds simple. Yet, as with everything, there is a back-story. Rest assured I will give you quick answers for cleaning products and methods later in this article, but, for those who like back stories, read on, as I also explain what products not to use when cleaning your boat canvas and

by: Russ Griffin, Co-Owner of Northcoast Marine Specialties LLC

tags: Boating 101, Canvas & Upholstery

Monday, May 21, 2018

Today New Nautical Coatings, Inc., a family owned and operated developer of the Sea Hawk, Hawk Epoxy and Captain Jack’s brands, announced a program designed to transition military veterans into permanent roles in the company. The program offers military veterans the opportunity to repurpose and hone their military skills into

tags: Job Opportunites, Paint

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) and Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21), members of the Congressional Boating Caucus, introduced the Consumer Protection and Fuel Transparency Act of 2018. The bipartisan legislation would more clearly label harmful and corrosive E15 ethanol blended gasoline at pumps across the country, which would

tags: Law & Politics

Friday, May 18, 2018

Do you know the difference between ecotourism, sustainable travel, responsible travel and volunteer vacationing? While there is a lot of overlap with each of these terms, they all have one common theme - that is to improve lives through travel and tourism. Data shows that more and more, customers are seeking out these types of

tags: Environmental Impact, Travel

Friday, May 18, 2018

Volvo Penta of the Americas today announced that Susan Bonivich has been promoted to director of marine leisure market sales. She succeeds Tony Kelleher who was recently promoted to vice president of customer support for Volvo Penta of the Americas. In her new position, Bonivich will be responsible for providing leadership and

tags: Employment News

Friday, May 18, 2018

Marina Shores is an exceptional development that provides residents who are looking for “one of a kind” luxurious and affordable, maintenance-free living in a gated neighborhood. We are conveniently located on the southern tip of Lake Michigan in Portage, Indiana, and only 27 nautical miles from downtown Chicago. Walk to

tags: Lake Michigan, Lifestyle, Real Estate

Thursday, May 17, 2018

US Representative Marcy Kaptur (D-OH-9) leads a list of dignitaries scheduled to celebrate the reopening of Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, May 19, at 10 am. The memorial was closed in 2017 for $2.4 million in deferred maintenance (DM) work that included repointing the

tags: Environmental Impact, Events

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Ludington Yacht Sales, LLC is the brainchild of Adam Lamb, a longtime veteran of boat and yacht sales. His desire to return to his hometown of Ludington and open a boutique-style yacht brokerage service has resulted in over $85MM worth of boats sold over the past two decades. Find success in selling your boat with LYS, too! With

tags: Brokerage, Lake Michigan, Used Boats

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Captain Gareth Stamm, a recreational boat-towing captain and business owner, opened his second TowBoatUS location on the Illinois River last year. Now, Stamm is seeing growth potential on Lake Michigan with the opening of TowBoatUS Racine and TowBoatUS Waukegan. The two new locations, which span the Illinois–Wisconsin border,

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Michigan, Salvage, Towing

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

As this year’s open-water fishing season gets under way, anglers trying their luck on Michigan lakes, rivers and Great Lakes ports can expect to see Department of Natural Resources fisheries staff out and about collecting key data about those experiences. DNR creel clerks are stationed at boat launches and piers around the

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing