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Monday, April 30, 2018

The native Senecas called it “Ga-we-not,” meaning the “Great Island.” The colonial French called it “La Grande Isle.” Grand Island — “the Heart of the Niagara” these days — is a 28-square-mile island in the middle of the Upper Niagara River, centrally located between Buffalo

by: Benjamin Bidell, Vice President, Grand Island Chamber of Commerce

tags: Destination

Monday, April 30, 2018

Where The Road Ends & Adventure Begins! Nestled on the northernmost tip of the western upper peninsula of Michigan, in the Keweenaw Peninsula, sits a beautiful little town called Copper Harbor. Originally settled in 1843 because of what was thought to be a rich vein of copper, here, in the Keweenaw, we are quite proud of our

Monday, April 30, 2018

The 1000 Islands, that seemingly mythical cruising destination at the far eastern end of the Great Lakes, should sit atop any boater’s 2018 list of destinations. An influx of marine construction and renovation — some triggered by 2017’s high water levels along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River — means

Friday, April 27, 2018

Five streams removed from list of 10-brook-trout bag limit streams Anglers heading out for the trout season opener at the end of the month will have portions of nearly 40 Upper Peninsula trout streams where an additional five brook trout may be kept as part of the daily bag limit. The new regulation approved last fall added a suite

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

Friday, April 27, 2018

Helpful tips just in time for the spring boat-buying season For many people, buying a boat is the second largest purchase they will make in their lifetime, and at the center of this process is your friendly marine surveyor. Ensuring that you know everything you possibly can about a used boat (and even some new boats) is a smart move.

tags: Used Boats, Boating 101

Thursday, April 26, 2018

As an avid trailer boater, you’ve probably spent endless hours in your driveway or at the marina laboring over your pride and joy to keep it looking brand new. But what about the trailer? When was the last time you gave your trailer the once over? On the road, some items may be tough to deal with. INSIDE GREASE SPOTS - If the

by: Capt. Fred Davis, www.tipsforboating.com

tags: Do It Yourself (DIY), Trailers, Boating 101

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The best thing about this year’s Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race just may be that there will be little change in how the event’s 94th edition, scheduled for July 14, unfolds. The world’s longest consecutively run fresh water race, organized by Bayview Yacht Club, has a devoted title sponsor in Bell’s

tags: Events

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

North South Nautical Group Inc. is pleased to announce that, effective immediately, they will be representing Cranchi Yachts for the Canadian Great Lakes region, through a working relationship with Cranchi Yachts Canada. Based out of Montreal, Quebec, Cranchi Yachts Canada is led by Denis Poliseno, who also runs a long-established,

tags: Company Expansions, Used Boats, Canada

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

For Captain Jeff Lorass, a 1985 Mound Westonka High School graduate, his path in life took him from Minnesota to Florida for a career in service-related work and family. Now he’s back to Lake Minnetonka as the new owner of the 24-hour on water towing service TowBoatUS Lake Minnetonka. Joining him in the family-run business are

tags: Inland Boating, Lake Superior, Towing, Company Expansions

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

New website features enhanced search, boat slip reservations, and marina success tracker. Marinalife, a leading source for premium content, marina information, and cruising concierge services, recently announced the launch of its new website, which will offer new features for boaters and marinas. The new site brings enhanced search

tags: Rentals, Software & Apps, Company Expansions