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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

MUSKEGON, MI - The Great Lakes are "Always fresh. Occasionally frozen." That's the tag line of a new Muskegon-based apparel company founded in July 2017 by Muskegon Catholic Central High School student Jackson Riegler, 17, of Muskegon. He named his company Oshki, which means "fresh" in the Ojibwe language. Ojibwe tribes lived

tags: Charity, Clothing & Shoes, Environmental Impact, Great Lakes

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

When I purchased my first inboard boat, a late-70s vintage Chris Craft cruiser, I was overwhelmed by the winterization process. I had always felt confident about putting my outboards and trailerable boats to bed for the season, but not the big inboard engine, let alone the complexities of the vessel’s water system. It was worth

tags: Winterization

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is encouraging state residents to review the recently released Army Corps of Engineers plan for stopping invasive carp (also known as Asian carp) from entering the Great Lakes basin. Residents who want to share their thoughts on the plan can do so online at the report site, attend a Sept.

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Fishing, Great Lakes, Lake Michigan

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Many people associate water with rebirth and life itself, so it is no surprise that Sault Ste. Marie, with the St. Mary’s River winding through town and the river’s rapids at its feet, has been a gathering place for people looking to sustain themselves for more than 2,000 years. As the oldest city in Michigan and one of

tags: Destination, Lake Superior

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources again is offering the public the opportunity to see Great Lakes fish up close. The public and school groups can take part in free tours this fall at the Boardman River Weir in downtown Traverse City, the Little Manistee River Weir in Manistee County and the Platte River Weir in Benzie

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Monday, September 11, 2017

People have been asking Golden Boat Lifts to make this lift for years, and that request is now available. The new hydraulic Tornado Boat Lift is everything a boat owner without piles or a seawall could ask for. Freestanding, it works in a wide range of bottom conditions. It's also removable, ideal for those living where water

tags: Lifts & Hoists

Monday, September 11, 2017

The principals of Carbon Craft Inc. today announced they have acquired Southport Boats for an undisclosed amount. Anchors Aweigh Capital (AAC), a private investment firm focused on maritime businesses, advised Carbon Craft on the transaction. A new holding company named “Tuxedo Yachts” has been formed to acquire luxury

tags: Company Expansions

Friday, September 8, 2017

A fish kill in Williams County on Aug. 17 highlights in stark terms the failure of Ohio in dealing with animal waste and fertilizer runoff into the state’s waterways. On the same day as about 15,000 fish suffocated when ammonia from manure flowed into Beaver Creek in eastern Williams County, Mike Ferner of Advocates for a Clean

tags: Environmental Impact

Friday, September 8, 2017

Every year boats are lost to storms, storms that should have been anticipated. Some storms are forecast well in advance while others arrive suddenly, borne by high winds. Yet other times, weather forecasts simply go unheard. A severe storm on Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron, Michigan, in August 1997 tossed dozens of boats on to the beach or

tags: Lifts & Hoists, Safety

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Football season is here! This beer dip is super simple and is great for game day get-togethers. This can be made in advance or assembled in minutes. Enjoy!! INGREDIENTS Two 8 oz. packages of cream cheese, softened 1/3 cup beer or nonalcoholic beer 1 envelope dry ranch dressing mix 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese DIRECTIONS In a

tags: Recipes

Dec. 2017