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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

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

Friday, August 25, 2017

Snag-A-Slip, an online boat slip reservation company, today announced the launch of its apps for iOS and Android mobile devices. The new apps cement the company’s dedication to mobile development and improving the customer experience while on the water. In addition to its mobile app launch, Snag-A-Slip today also rolled out its

tags: Beyond the Lakes, Great Lakes, Software & Apps

Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Department of Natural Resources invites Michigan residents to contribute to conservation efforts by reporting their fish and wildlife observations with the new Eyes in the Field application. Available at michigan.gov/eyesinthefield, the application replaces 15 separate observation forms the DNR had been using to gather important

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Great Lakes, Software & Apps

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Summer is here and that means boating season is in full swing. As the weather continues to warm up, more owners will be taking their boats out on the waves. If you haven’t taken your boat out for a while, it's a good idea to put your watercraft through a full safety inspection to make sure all the working parts are still

tags: Fuel Treatments, Great Lakes

Thursday, August 17, 2017

With changes in fuel blends over the last several years, boaters need to pay more attention than ever to the fuel they use and the fuel additives they put in their fuel tanks. ValvTect Marine Gasoline and ValvTect Marine Diesel Fuel sold at Certified ValvTect Marine Fuel Marinas throughout the country are specially formulated for

tags: Fuel Treatments, Great Lakes

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

What are the common boating tasks that drive boat owners to ask for help? Editors at BoatUS Magazine, the trusted voice of American boating, compiled a list of the top topics and announced the kickoff of a “BoatUS Summer How-to Film Festival” today with the release of 15 short, easily-watchable videos. “We’re

tags: Do It Yourself (DIY), Great Lakes

Monday, August 14, 2017

The Sailfish 245DC is the latest entry in Sailfish’s exciting line-up of dual consoles, featuring comfortable seating for up to 12 people, a high performance sixth generation VDS hull, a highly ergonomic deck layout and enough storage space to accommodate whatever your crew brings on board. The 245DC is extremely versatile,

tags: Great Lakes, New Boat Models

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Gov. Rick Snyder announced that the Invasive Carp Challenge is now accepting proposals for innovative methods to prevent invasive (or Asian) carp from entering the Great Lakes. “Invasive carp pose a serious and growing threat to the economy and ecology of our Great Lakes,” Snyder said. “The Invasive Carp Challenge

tags: Environmental Impact, Great Lakes

Sunday, August 6, 2017

SkipperBud’s is excited to join forces with Alumacraft Boats! Effective today SkipperBud’s has been added to Alumacraft’s dealer network. “We are so pleased to be able to sign SkipperBud’s and welcome them to our dealer family,” says Bruce Baron, Alumacraft Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

tags: Company Expansions, Great Lakes