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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Many boaters and freshwater enthusiasts go about the enjoyment of their favorite body of water oblivious to the small creatures lurking in the water with them. Believed to have originated in the Yangtze River in China, the freshwater jellyfish (Craspedacusta sowerbii) is a little known variety of invasive species that exists in 44

by: Jerry Smith, Dock Consultant, Bay Harbor Lake Marina

tags: Kids & Pets, Lifestyle

Monday, April 2, 2018

Malcolm and his boy did it, finally. It was not easy, it was sometimes dirty, and it took a long time. But, they were here, finally, sitting on varnished, wood seats that they made, with fishing poles in hand and smiling big. His boy was in heaven on this sunny day, floating past the green shoreline, casting towards the shore, and

by: Clint Chase, Owner, Chase Small Craft

tags: Do It Yourself (DIY), Kids & Pets

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

In keeping with this issue’s theme on pets, I thought to discuss what breed I think is the “best overall boatin' dog”: the Miniature Schnauzer. Okay, I know right off the bat, you think I'm nuts. Of course, you will think the Lab is the best and, in some respects, I could not agree more. BUT, hear me out on my

tags: Kids & Pets

Friday, March 23, 2018

This spring and summer, you can now clear mosquitoes out of your backyard, cottage, marina, or special events area, within minutes! Mosquitoes are up to 10,000x more sensitive to garlic than humans. They will leave the MOSQUITO-Less treated area immediately and can be gone for weeks! MOSQUITO-Less is a unique, food-grade garlic oil,

tags: Kids & Pets, Lifestyle

Friday, December 29, 2017

Releasing a new PFD to the marketplace is a lengthy task that consists of testing each of its materials. The completed product is then submitted to and tested by UL (Underwriters Laboratories). Printing or tagging must be approved and only then is a Coast Guard number of approval assigned. After all these steps are completed, which

by: Capt. Fred Davis

tags: Kids & Pets, Safety

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Cedar Point’s rich history began as a simple bathing beach and bathhouse in 1870. Today, Cedar Point still is the summertime destination for families from all over the world with 70 rides, including 17 roller coasters, a mile-long beach, five hotel properties, beautiful marinas and now, the new Cedar Point Shores Waterpark,

tags: Destination, Kids & Pets, Lake Erie

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Few memories last as long as those surrounding your first fishing trip ( family’s first RV trip maybe? ). You probably still remember the sights, sounds and smiles of the occasion vividly, and you probably look back on the outing fondly. Now, so many years later, it is time to introduce your children to angling. You certainly

by: Ben Team

tags: Fishing, Kids & Pets

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Grab a fishing rod and enjoy some of the finest fishing Michigan has to offer during the 2017 Summer Free Fishing Weekend, June 10-11. That Saturday and Sunday, everyone – residents and non-residents alike – can fish without a license, though all other fishing regulations still apply. Additionally, during

tags: Fishing, Kids & Pets

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Across the United States, there are over 550 BoatUS Foundation Life Jacket Loaner sites that collectively loan out children’s life jackets more than 140,000 times each year. That makes it one of the largest and most successful boating safety programs in the country. Becoming a new loaner site is now easier with an application

tags: Kids & Pets, Safety

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Two Detroit area organizations are being recognized for their support of a Detroit-based youth learn to sail program. On August 5, 2016, the Grosse Pointe Youth Nautical Education Program (GPYNEF) and Kean’s Marina will be recognized at the 2016 Challenge the Wind Youth Sailing Program graduation ceremony. Challenge the Wind

tags: Education, Kids & Pets, Lake St. Clair, Sailing