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

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Hiring Service Team Members Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales (JBYS) seeking full-time service technicians and service project managers. Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications: Marine experience including boat handling Work well independently Knowledge in electrical, plumbing, diesel/gas and overall marine

tags: Job Opportunities

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

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Trailer towing doesn’t need to be a harrowing experience. To the contrary, when a trailer and tow vehicle is setup properly, and the driver uses the proper precautions and drives defensively, towing a trailer can be pretty uneventful. There are many thousands of experienced “towers” — including yours truly

by: John Tiger

tags: Boating 101

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Could your marina, boat shop or recreational boating-related business use $250 to spend on local advertising of your choice? BoatUS will give you the money and help you grow your business if it joins the more than 800 marinas and 300 retail boating-related businesses participating in the BoatUS Partner Network Program. The program

tags: Coupons & Discounts

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Applications from Children of Enlisted Coast Guard Members Are Accepted February 1 Through March 15 The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that it has kicked off its 2018 scholarship season. Accepting applications from

tags: Education

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Looking to explore some of the bluest crystal water this side of the equator? You’ve come to the right coast. Located two and a half hours southwest of Toronto and one hour north of Detroit, find out what has thousands of boaters setting their sails for Sarnia-Lambton. Home to the largest Canadian city on Lake Huron, here

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The 2018 Real Racine Activities Guide is better than ever! This 70-page, full-color magazine is loaded with photos and stories about year-round family fun all over Racine County. New features include "Meet Me There," a look a favorite casual meeting spots, and "Racine County Makers," a set of short profiles on products hand-crafted

tags: Company Expansions, Destination, Lake Michigan

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

With its full lineup of Brig and Fluid Watercraft RIBs, the dealership’s display at Booth C206 will have the largest selection of inflatables at any North American boat show. Sirocco Marine Fort Lauderdale has announced that it will be unveiling its new Fluid Watercraft 1060 at the 2018 Miami International Boat Show on Feb.

tags: Events, New Boat Models

Monday, February 12, 2018

With the adage that “all politics is local,” Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) offers a new online Advocacy Tool for recreational boaters. The tool serves as a one-stop shop for federal and state recreational boating issues and gives recreational boaters the option to track relevant bills by state, find

tags: Environmental Impact