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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Maritime enthusiasts can now celebrate our maritime heritage with two great Door County maritime institutions. The Door County Maritime Museum and the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club have partnered up to offer reduced rates to new members with dual memberships in 2017. Current members of the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club (SBYC) can join the Door

tags: Boat Club, History, Yacht Club

Friday, August 4, 2017

HydroHoist Marine Group continues to receive accolades for its newest product – the HP Extreme. The product was awarded 2017 Top Product of the Year Award by Boating Industry. “The HP Extreme is the easiest load and launch of any PWC docking platform on the market, with features unmatched by any in the boatlift

tags: Awards, Lifts & Hoists

Friday, August 4, 2017

In 2008, four sailors died after signaling for distress using a very popular marine device. They had been competing in a race onboard the Aegean, as written about in Practical Sailor, and ran into unknown trouble later that evening. The device they used could not ascertain their GPS position at the time of the activation, despite

tags: Electronics, Safety

Thursday, August 3, 2017

The Port Sanilac Antique Boat and Vintage Show is upon us again, with a weekend full of blasts from the past from the water to the highways. Take a stroll on the docks and venture out on the breakwall for spectacular views of Lake Huron and its beautiful shorelines. While taking in this beautiful harbor, get swept back in time with

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Boat Show, Lake Huron

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Dock at shore or drive along it, Port Sanilac, Michigan — nicknamed “The Heart of the East Ports” — offers a relaxing setting along the peaceful shores of Lake Huron. Port Sanilac is famous for its historical and quaint setting. If you’re looking for downtown shopping, delicious dinner options, golfing,

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Destination, Lake Huron

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The Beaches, or “Beach” as many locals call it, is a charming, laid-back neighbourhood with a vintage small-town vibe. Just 20 minutes east of downtown Toronto, the area has two main attractions: its sandy beach and its Queen Street strip. The Lake Ontario beachfront features acres of sand, parks, bike and rollerblade

tags: Destination, Lake Ontario

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The City of Sturgeon Bay will once again honor its rich maritime heritage with a diverse collection of entertaining and fun-filled events taking place August 5 to August 13. Officially titled “Sturgeon Bay Maritime Week: A Salute to the U.S. Coast Guard,” the celebration includes many long-standing annual waterfront events

tags: Events, Lake Michigan

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

A new general permit that streamlines approvals for small-scale dredging in the state's lakes, rivers and streams has been finalized after a public comment period and is now available for applications. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources received and considered over 700 comments related to the draft general permit before

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Great Lakes Chart Company is proud to announce the launching of the Great Lakes Chart Initiative. The goal is to assist in educating school-age children about the importance of the Great Lakes as a valuable, but threatened, resource. Recent algal blooms have been a major concern for drinking water as well as recreational

tags: Applicable Everywhere, Charity, Education

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

New York Sea Grant will be teaching water safety in the pond at Empire Farm Days at Rodman Lott and Son Farms three times a day during the weekend of August 8, 9, and 10 event that is the largest outdoor agricultural trade show in the northeastern U.S. New York Sea Grant partners with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and New York

tags: Education, Safety