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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Captain Gareth Stamm, a recreational boat-towing captain and business owner, opened his second TowBoatUS location on the Illinois River last year. Now, Stamm is seeing growth potential on Lake Michigan with the opening of TowBoatUS Racine and TowBoatUS Waukegan. The two new locations, which span the Illinois–Wisconsin border,

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Michigan, Salvage, Towing

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The ‘Gateway to Michigan,’ New Buffalo is a charming beach and harbor town set on the majestic southern shore of Lake Michigan. Known for small-town character and elevated amenities, New Buffalo is a uniquely friendly and walkable destination for boaters with a taste for great food, drinks, and adventure. No car needed.

tags: Destinations, Lake Michigan

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Irish Boat Shop is pleased to announce that they will be opening a much-anticipated new location on East Bay in Traverse City, just in time for the 2018 boating season. The new waterfront location is nestled at the base of the East Bay on US 31 North, in what was formerly the Traverse City Waterfront Conference Center. Extensive

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Michigan

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The ‘Gateway to Michigan,’ New Buffalo is a charming beach and harbor town set on the majestic southern shore of Lake Michigan. Known for small-town character and elevated amenities, New Buffalo is a uniquely friendly and walkable destination for boaters with a taste for great food, drinks, and adventure. No car needed.

tags: Destinations, Lake Michigan

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

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Surrounded by water, Wisconsin’s Door County peninsula has long been a hot spot for boaters and vacationers. Beaches, limestone bluffs, waterfront villages, and 34 named islands help give this Midwestern destination a distinctly coastal vibe. Located off the tip of the peninsula lies Washington Island, Door County’s

tags: Destination, Lake Michigan

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Manitowoc Marina, LLC, has recently purchased the business and property holdings of Nestegg Marine of Marinette, Wis. A family run, full-service marina similar to Manitowoc Marina, Nestegg has also built their business on a strong reputation for personalized customer service. With similar products and services, this acquisition

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Michigan

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

It was another great year for Michigan fishing, as 2,176 anglers representing 24 states and Canada submitted catches recognized in the state's Master Angler program - a significant increase over 1,807 Master Angler fish in 2016. The program, in place since 1973, recognizes large fish caught by recreational anglers and has more than

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing, Lake Michigan

Friday, March 16, 2018

During the month of January each year, ValvTect Petroleum Products acknowledges and awards one of their growing family of certified marinas marketing ValvTect Marine Fuels with the Marina of the Year Award. The award recognizes a single marina not only for its commitment to business and to the community, but also for the exceptional

tags: Awards, Lake Michigan

Thursday, March 1, 2018

When: May 19, 2018 8 AM - 7 PM Where: Milwaukee Community Sailing Center 1450 North Lincoln Memorial Drive Milwaukee, WI 53202 Contact: 414-530-6528 www.midwestwomenssailing.org [email protected] The conference gathers women sailors from around the Midwest to attend workshops, share trends, and network. This

tags: Education, Lake Michigan, Sailing

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