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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Sirius Signal will demonstrate their latest product innovation, the Sirius Aero Foil Model AF-1 Daytime Visual Distress Signal (DVDS) for recreational boaters on October 6 in Annapolis, Maryland. The Aero Foil AF-1 is constructed of helium-filled mylar parafoil that inflates when deployed. In case of an emergency, boaters will hold

tags: Safety

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

As federal and state agencies keep blowing smoke up our kilts but doing little else to address the problem, a genuine threat to boating and fishing’s future continues to go unchecked. It’s time all boaters and anglers demanded effective action. The latest red flag comes from news that the Gulf of Mexico dead zone is now

by: Norm Shultz

tags: Environmental Impact, Law & Politics

Monday, September 25, 2017

Remember the excitement created by the America’s Cup back in 2013 when the first foiling cats strutted their stuff along the San Francisco shore? It felt like the dawn of a new era for sailboat racing. Even the most hardened critics of the giant catamarans had to admit that it was a pretty cool event. The racing was exciting;

by: Ken Quant

tags: America's Cup World Series, Racing

Sunday, September 24, 2017

In the fall of 2012, marinas in the Great Lakes found themselves dealing with towering waves of up to 20 feet, and winds of over 60 miles per hour as a result of Hurricane Sandy. After the event, Ohio Sea Grant pursued and obtained a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Storms Grant in partnership with the OSU

tags: Environmental Impact

Saturday, September 23, 2017

The public again this year is invited to purchase surplus salmon that has been harvested at Michigan Department of Natural Resources weirs located in the northern Lower Peninsula. Seasonal salmon runs include large numbers of fish returning to their native streams to spawn and die. The DNR maintains multiple sites (weirs) where

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing, Recipes

Friday, September 22, 2017

Given that this issue highlights hauling, winterizing, and storage, I thought I would generate some good information for you readers to apply before pulling the boat this fall and putting it on the trailer. Safety is the most important aspect when it comes to hauling your boat. The consequence of cutting corners in terms of payload

tags: Boating 101, Safety, Trailers

Friday, September 22, 2017

Harbor Springs, Michigan, touts the deepest freshwater harbor on the Great Lakes. However, the tradition and love of the town goes even deeper with those who live there, and makes this coastal town a great place to visit — with or without your boat. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay, Harbor

tags: Destination, Lake Michigan

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Fresh bread is a wonderful treat, whether with dinner or toasted for breakfast. This English Muffin Bread is the perfect boat-friendly recipe, with no kneading, no need for a lot of counter space, and less than 10 minutes prep time – giving you plenty of time for all the other fun activities on board! Even better, it only takes

by: Carolyn Shearlock, and co-author of The Boat Galley Cookbook

tags: Recipes

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

As a 25-year-old woman who spends much of her time with her feet firmly planted on dry land, there are few things I know about boating. The land on which I plant my feet? It’s a place called Norfolk County, and I think you should come ashore! Norfolk County is well known for being ‘Ontario’s Garden,’ and

by: Alexandria Deer, Visitor Services Coordinator

tags: Destination, Lake Erie

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

As with any season, locating Great Lakes walleyes this time of year is half the battle of actually catching them. The perennial bottom-dwellers go on the prowl once autumn temperatures arrive, and you can often find fall walleyes suspended just below the surface over deep water haunts, particularly in areas near rock-strewn reefs or

tags: Fishing