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Thursday, March 22, 2018

“Boaters Need to Weigh in on Lake Erie Wind Farm Project” read the heading of a recent story sent to the more than 18,000 BoatUS members in Ohio. Indeed, the time has come to take a stand, particularly if you’re one who is convinced wind turbines in Lake Erie are undesirable. Dubbed the “Icebreaker Wind

by: Norm Schultz, Soundings Trade Only

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Erie, Law & Politics, Lifestyle

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

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

North Cape Sailing School is proud to present the following subjects and speakers for its Wednesday evening presentations this season. Each event is being held in the clubhouse at North Cape Yacht Club and is open to the public. All presentations are free of charge. All are welcome to join us for a light dinner at a minimal cost at 6

tags: Education, Events, Lake Erie

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

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Harrison Township is a boating and bedroom community located in Southeast Michigan along the western shores of Lake St. Clair. This is a place where residents and the community love boating so much, they’ve earned the moniker “Boattown, U.S.A.” With fifteen miles of shoreline on Lake St. Clair, the community makes

tags: Destination, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials announced the 2018 sturgeon harvest season on Black Lake - in the northern tip of the Lower Peninsula - ended after two and a half hours Saturday, Feb. 3, with seven fish being harvested. The fishing season, which included spearing or hook-and-line fishing, was scheduled to run Feb.

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing, Inland Boating, Lake Huron

Friday, March 9, 2018

Dave Klick and Joanne Hilden, partners in life and business, are the owners of Blue Lagoon Boating Center. Having started their boat dealership in 2014, they are literally the new kids on the block in Harrison Township, also known as “Boat Town, USA.” Both grew up boating on Lake St. Clair with their families and have

tags: Used Boats, Dealerships, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair, Service & Repair

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Wild Bill’s Tobacco is your one stop shop for everything tobacco, vape, cigars, and glass. With over 70 locations in the great state of Michigan, you’re sure to find one of their shops right in your city! The Harrison Township location is one you’ll be sure to love. Well known in the area for over 10 years and

tags: Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair, Lifestyle

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The Novi Boat Show - Novi, Mich. - cruises into the Suburban Collection Showplace, March 15-18, bringing exhibitors to line the showplace wall-to-wall with hundreds of boats to see and purchase along with motors, trailers, electronics, marina slips, insurance, financing, service companies, docks, accessories, entertainment, and fun!

tags: Boat Show, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Inflatable boats have come a long way from the early part of the 20th century where they evolved from the airship industry. RFD in England and Zodiac in France began to see the usefulness of the rubber-coated materials that were used in constructing their hydrogen airships. In 1919, RFD began to develop a line of lifesaving rafts that

tags: Inflatable Boats, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair, Service & Repair