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Monday, July 24, 2017

Can you imagine if everyone’s life was judged on where or how it ends? You know what I mean. If everything a person has done in his or her lifetime meant nothing more than where it led to when the time has run out; it would all be kinda silly, wouldn’t it? Well, a voyage is pretty much like life itself. It’s not

tags: Lifestyle, Sailing

Monday, July 24, 2017

When you live for weekends on the water, your kayak or canoe is your prized possession. It’s more than a piece of gear — it’s your ticket to beautiful views, restorative trips, and the opportunity to unplug and reconnect. That’s why it’s so important to have a reliable storage system that keeps your boat

tags: Accessories

Friday, July 21, 2017

Being in a sales-driven business has never been easy. There are always economic fluctuations, changing buyer trends, concerns of the stock market or political changes, and uncertainty in the job market. These endless concerns are often used to justify certain purchasing behaviors by the average consumer. For the past nine months, my

tags: Trailers

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Its name would imply that Watertown is the kind of place you can drift into and dock up for the night. In reality, not exactly — but this historic city with modern amenities is worth checking out when you’re along the shore of eastern Lake Ontario. Located about a dozen miles from ports such as Chaumont, Henderson Harbor,

tags: Destination

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Ohio Sea Grant, on behalf of The Ohio State University, The University of Toledo and the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE), has released the second-year research progress update for the statewide Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative (HABRI), which seeks solutions for harmful algal blooms in Ohio. The initiative consists

tags: Education

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

For thousands of years, waves have been moving across hundreds of miles of cold, fresh Lake Superior water to create one of the most unique beaches in the world–the beach at Julian Bay. Located on the eastern shore of Stockton Island in the Apostle Islands, it faces out over the expansive 300 miles of Lake Superior. Due to the

tags: Destination, Lake Superior

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Ocean State’s Official Sailing School Vessel, Tall Ship Oliver Hazard Perry is changing lives every time she sails from her homeport of Newport, Rhode Island. With education-at-sea at the core of her mission, she provides innovative and empowering programs to promote personal and professional growth. This spring, the

tags: Sailing

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Having company on your boat is a lot of fun. Water sports are a natural part of that fun, and given most folks’ appetite for excitement, it is likely your weekends will include all the fun things to do behind your boat–water skiing, tubing, kneeboarding, wakeboarding, wakesurfing, barefooting… have we missed any?

tags: Safety, Water Toys

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The first annual Recycled Runway took place April 21st in an effort to raise money toward local waterway cleanups. This year’s focus was the Big Island Preserve, a natural oasis along the Sandusky Bay shoreline. Twenty-eight entrants stomped the catwalk in outfits designed using reclaimed materials or items that are typically

tags: Charity, Clothing & Shoes

Monday, July 17, 2017

MJM takes a spectacular step with the New MJM 43z to bring luxury cruising and guest entertaining comfort to the outboard world. 43z is a triple outboard version, with extended deck, of the celebrated MJM 40z - one of the most successful (87 sold) Downeast style 40-footers ever. The MJM 40z also earned the highest rating for

tags: New Boat Models