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Monday, June 26, 2017

Revolutionary chart maker Navionics, has packed their new Navionics+ titles with additional features at an affordable price for smaller boat owners. The Navionics+ charts now include ready-to-use coastal nautical charts and thousands of lakes preloaded with the crowd-sourced, hi-def SonarChart™, as well as the downloadable and

tags: Coupons & Discounts, Electronics

Monday, June 26, 2017

As the July Fourth holiday approaches, Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers will focus on keeping boaters safe through heightened awareness and enforcement of boating under the influence laws. The initiative is part of the national Operation Dry Water campaign, which runs June 30-July 2. The annual campaign

tags: Events, Safety

Friday, June 23, 2017

The lakeshore’s favorite music festival and in-water boat show returns to 31st Street Harbor June 24th-25th! Make your way by boat or along the lakefront path for a great weekend of fun, food and music from some of Chicago's hottest bands! Relax on the pool deck or kayak in the harbor while listening to the tunes. Dream a

tags: Events, Lake Michigan

Thursday, June 22, 2017

A new Canadian law that will affect the rights and actions required of American boaters and anglers who cross over to the Canadian side of the St. Lawrence River, Lake Ontario, the Niagara River - or any other border water of the two countries, for that matter - was signed into law Monday night. "It's now law. It was signed by Gov.

by: David Figura

tags: Law & Politics

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Pearls before swine. I had heard the phrase for years, but it wasn’t until recently that I realized ‘twas I of which they spoke. It all started about 10 years ago. Jody and I were sailing out of Apia, Western Samoa on our way to Pago Pago in American Samoa to provision for a voyage up to Hawaii. It was the end of the

tags: Lifestyle, Sailing

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Is it better to donate a boat to charity now, rather than waiting until year’s end? “Donating a boat now during the summer high season can help boaters realize more value for their donations,” says Chris Edmonston, President of the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water, a boating-related 501(c)(3)

tags: Charity, Environmental Impact

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Ohio Sea Grant has released an updated version of its Lake Erie Shipwrecks & Maritime Tales brochure, a guide to shipwrecks along the Lake Erie coast for divers and snorkelers. The free guide is available from Ohio Sea Grant as well as from partner organizations and coastal Ohio visitor bureaus. The brochure features 27

tags: Lake Erie, Shipwrecks

Friday, June 16, 2017

Boats Group, the leading global classifieds marketplace and marketing software solutions provider to marine brokers and dealers, today announced they are moving their corporate headquarters to Miami, Florida. Currently based in Norfolk, Virginia, the company anticipates the move to be complete by mid-summer, adding 80 new direct jobs

tags: Company Expansions, South Coast

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Volvo Penta of the Americas is expanding its service school offerings by partnering with vocational technical schools in the United States and Canada. Volvo Penta is now offering technical training classes at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario; Oak Harbor Vocational School in Oak Harbor, Ohio; Lake Career & Technical Center in

tags: Education, Engines

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

MADISON -- Those heading out to lakes and rivers are reminded to be on the lookout this summer for blue-green algae blooms on water bodies across the state. Some blue-green algae are capable of making toxins that can cause illnesses for people and animals who accidentally ingest or inhale water containing algae, or have prolonged skin

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Lake Michigan, Lake Superior

Rec'd Oct 2017