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Monday, July 17, 2017

Snake Oil. Mouse Milk. Pixie dust. You guessed it, I’m talking about fuel additives. There may have been a time that these descriptions were accurate and the fuels that we were burning really didn’t need an additive package, but with the fuels we purchase today, that is no longer the case. The move to more

tags: Fuel Treatments

Friday, July 14, 2017

WaterDog Adventure Gear™ (WAG) has positioned itself as one-stop shopping for dog ladders to get your best friend in and out of the water safely. There are nine models of WAG Boarding Steps™ to cover all types of boats, docks, swimming pools, and vehicles. The company will also do custom designs. "Our mission is to make a

tags: Accessories

Friday, July 14, 2017

The annual Sunset Bay Walleye Shoot Out is an annual professional walleye tournament held in Sunset Bay, New York on the Eastern Basin of Lake Erie. The 2017 event is the seventh year and sold out at 95 teams/boats. The 2017 event is slated for Saturday, July 22 with Big Fish Friday being that Friday, the 21st.Sunday is reserved for a

tags: Events, Fishing

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Signs of the new Buffalo are everywhere these days – from the craft breweries and new restaurants popping up around town to the surge in recent hotel openings. But, perhaps nowhere is Buffalo’s comeback more apparent than on its waterfront; the result of several years and hundreds of millions of dollars in new investment.

tags: Destination, Lake Erie

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

LAKE MICHIGAN BEACHES Baily’s Harbor, WI When we visited this harbor by boat, we found a 5000-foot crescent-shaped, sandy beach located on the northern shore of this well-protected natural harbor. It is called the Bailey's Harbor Ridges Park Beach, and it is part of the Ridges Sanctuary Park. We loved it because, although it

tags: Destination, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The 4th of July was always special when I was a kid. We’d have a big family get-together on the lake where we lived, with everyone bringing a special dish to share. We’d all spend the day in and on the water, and one year my cousin even proposed to his girlfriend. The next year, married, his new wife brought Firecracker

tags: Recipes

Monday, July 10, 2017

Shipwrecks fascinate everyone–the mystery, the tragedy, and the interest in a lifestyle lived long ago. In the Great Lakes, there are around 8000 ships that have wrecked since Europeans began sailing the Inland Seas. This includes wrecks from the earliest, LaSalle’s Le Griffon in 1679, to the behemoth Edmund Fitzgerald in

tags: History

Friday, July 7, 2017

A team of technical experts is poised and ready for action whenever a call or email reports a potential sighting of one of Michigan’s Watch List invasive species. These experts are a part of Michigan’s Invasive Species Program, a collaborative effort of the departments of Environmental Quality, Natural Resources, and

tags: Dept of Natural Resources

Friday, July 7, 2017

Cruisers Yachts’ Cantius lineup now includes 8 models in the 40–60 foot segment, six coupes and two flybridge models. For the coupe style, there is a 41, 45, 48, 50, 54, and 60. The flybridge models include a 54 and 60. When Cruisers Yachts developed the Cantius series, it was a first of its kind for the US market for

tags: New Boat Models

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Looking at the global trends and developments towards clean and environment friendly innovations, alternatives like solar electric propelled vessels could have the biggest growth potential in the near future! Although there seems to be enough awareness for electric alternatives in the automotive industry, the market of electric

tags: Environmental Impact