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Thursday, August 17, 2017

For over 30 years, Catawba Mini & Heated Boat Storage has provided quality facilities of various sizes to meet your storage demands for home, business, or auto. Benefits include 24-hour access, on site management, and secured, well-lighted grounds with 24/7 video surveillance. With over 122,000 square feet of indoor storage space,

tags: Storage, Lake Erie

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The iconic Perry Hotel in downtown Petoskey recently hosted the “Chef’s Across the Great Lakes” charity dinner in the hotel’s Rose Room. Proceeds benefitted the Gerald Gramzay-Stafford's Hospitality Culinary Scholarship Fund with the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation. The Foundation is dedicated

tags: Georgian Bay, Lake Huron, Charity

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Last year we took our 54’ Navigator power boat from Lake Erie to Florida and brought it back without venturing anywhere. Not this year. The Palm Beach Boat Show was the last we would exhibit at for the year. It ended on a Sunday and we were watching the weather to see when we could cross to the Bahamas. But, first we had to get

tags: Destination, Lifestyle, Sailing, Caribbean Islands

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: Great Lakes, Do It Yourself (DIY)

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: New Boat Models, Great Lakes

Friday, August 11, 2017

Pier 53 Marine is excited to announce it has joined with Skeeter Boats as an authorized dealer. Pier 53 Marine is fully equipped to support the sales and service of all Skeeter boat products. Established in 2008, Pier 53 Marine has created a dealership facility that offers a high level of professionalism and customer service.

tags: Lake Erie, Company Expansions

Thursday, August 10, 2017

The boating industry is on a solid growth course, now experiencing its sixth consecutive year of increased sales in the Great Lakes region and nationally. Boat builders are investing in new model development faster than at any time in the industry’s history. One thing’s for sure – it’s going to make this

tags: Lake Erie, Boat Show

Thursday, August 10, 2017

INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 lb. Raw Shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 1/2 Cup Cucumber, peeled and diced (1/2 inch pieces) 1 1/2 Cup Tomatoes, seeded and diced (1/2 inch pieces) 3 Jalapeños, seeded and finely chopped 1 Cup Red Onion diced (1/2 inch pieces) 4 Tablespoons Fresh Cilantro, finely chopped Juice of 4 Limes (About 8 Tablespoons)

tags: Recipes, Applicable Everywhere

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: Great Lakes, Environmental Impact

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: Kids & Pets, Lake Erie, Destination