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Friday, March 9, 2018

It’s no surprise that the industries that produce the most goods or services and keep the economy humming often receive favorable attention from legislators in Washington. Now with the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) February announcement that the outdoor recreation industry’s 2016 annual

tags: History

Thursday, March 8, 2018

When Great Lakes waters breach the 35 degree mark about this time each spring, walleye anglers gear-up for what is called “ice out” fishing that is about as radical as it comes. While conventional fishing boats can be used when conditions allow, the angling may require sliding lightweight aluminum boats across shore ice to

by: Dan Armitage, Buckeye Sportsman Radio

tags: Fishing

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Golden Boat Lifts, the leading manufacturer of four- and eight-post, elevator and freestanding boat lifts worldwide, has redesigned its website. The domain remains www.goldenboatlifts.com. "We wanted to provide our customers with a website that delivered crucial information, but was easy and enjoyable to use," said Bill Golden,

tags: Company Expansions

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is reminding Ohioans that small numbers of dead fish may be common in ponds and small lakes this spring. Winter die-offs of fish after long periods of heavy ice and snow cover on small waters are known as “winterkills.” Winterkills may occur in some Ohio waters this year as

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Wild Bill’s Tobacco is your one stop shop for everything tobacco, vape, cigars, and glass. With over 70 locations in the great state of Michigan, you’re sure to find one of their shops right in your city! The Harrison Township location is one you’ll be sure to love. Well known in the area for over 10 years and

tags: Lifestyle, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) has awarded $3.5 million in funding for 21 additional projects in its ongoing Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative. HABRI is a statewide response to the threat of harmful algal blooms that arose out of the 2014 Toledo drinking water crisis, where elevated levels of the algal toxin

tags: Education, Environmental Impact

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The Novi Boat Show - Novi, Mich. - cruises into the Suburban Collection Showplace, March 15-18, bringing exhibitors to line the showplace wall-to-wall with hundreds of boats to see and purchase along with motors, trailers, electronics, marina slips, insurance, financing, service companies, docks, accessories, entertainment, and fun!

tags: Lake St. Clair, Boat Show, Lake Erie

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Inflatable boats have come a long way from the early part of the 20th century where they evolved from the airship industry. RFD in England and Zodiac in France began to see the usefulness of the rubber-coated materials that were used in constructing their hydrogen airships. In 1919, RFD began to develop a line of lifesaving rafts that

tags: Lake St. Clair, Service & Repair, Inflatable Boats, Lake Erie

Monday, March 5, 2018

After a lengthy survey gathering data from millions of online guest reviews covering all types of Canadian lodging, Australian based HotelsCombined has awarded The Sportsman’s Inn their official Recognition of Excellence for 2018. This award is in recognition of consistently achieving the highest standards, representing the top

tags: Awards, Destination

Monday, March 5, 2018

Harrison Township is a boating and bedroom community located in Southeast Michigan along the western shores of Lake St. Clair. This is a place where residents and the community love boating so much, they’ve earned the moniker “Boattown, U.S.A.” With fifteen miles of shoreline on Lake St. Clair, the community makes
Rec'd Oct 2017