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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Happy New Year, and, with a new year, a new focus for this column: “Interesting People, Places, and Events” (that are only found in the world of the classic boat hobby). This year, I will write about why this hobby is special and different from your everyday boating experience. My goal is to encourage some readers to join

by: Captain Dennis J. Mykols

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Ohio Sea Grant is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Great Lakes Commission – Sea Grant Fellowship, based in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Fellow works with members of the Great Lakes science, policy and education communities to advance environmental quality and sustainable development goals of Great Lakes states. The

tags: Education

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Stone Harbor Resort, Door County’s largest conference center, was named “Best Lakeshore Resort” at the Wisconsin Governor’s Conference on Tourism. Stone Harbor earned this designation because of its excellence for weddings, business conferences or meetings, and private parties to family vacations or reunions.

tags: Lake Michigan, Marina

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers, snowmobilers and other outdoor enthusiasts to exercise caution on the ice, especially as temperatures fluctuate across the state. The recent deep freeze has given way to a warming trend, which affects the integrity of ice. In addition to temperature changes, DNR

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Safety

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

When a watercraft is purchased or used in Ohio, it is subject to state and local sales and use tax. A boat can either be titled with the State of Ohio or documented with the United States Coast Guard. The purchase of either type is taxable at the current state tax rate of 5.75%, plus the applicable local tax rate, which varies. The

tags: Boating 101, Lake Erie

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Research and development never stops at the Kanberra Group. As a result, the newest air purifying product to hit the market is Kanberra Essential Oil. This oil has the same signature scent that loyal customers and brand advocates have come to associate with the all-natural air and surface cleansing properties of Kanberra® gel,

tags: Cleaners

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The Ohio Clean Marinas Program has continued its voluntary certification program, which recognizes marinas that choose to adopt best management practices to improve the environmental, educational and economic aspects of their operations. Seven marinas in Ohio were newly certified in 2017, and three marinas were recertified for

tags: Awards, Boat Club, Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Lake Erie

Monday, January 22, 2018

Applications are open for the 2018-2019 International Joint Commission – Ohio Sea Grant Fellowship at the IJC Great Lakes Regional office located in Windsor, Ontario. The application deadline is February 23, 2018 at 5 p.m. EST. One fellow will work full-time at the International Joint Commission Great Lakes Regional Office for

tags: Education

Monday, January 22, 2018

More than just a place to tie up your boat, Waukegan Harbor and Marina offers an array of amenities and award-winning service to those looking to navigate Lake Michigan. This boater’s haven offers an expansive season from April 1–November 1, which is just one of the many reasons to choose Waukegan as your next boating

tags: Destination, Lake Michigan

Friday, January 19, 2018

In mid-January, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) will mail letters to property owners along Ohio’s Lake Erie coast whose properties are located within a preliminarily-identified Coastal Erosion Area (CEA). The letters will initiate a 120-day comment period for coastal erosion maps that have been updated since the

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Lake Erie