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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Ohio Sea Grant and the NOAA Marine Debris Program’s Great Lakes office invite students in grades 9-12 from the Lake Erie region of Ohio to participate in the 2018 Ohio Marine Debris Challenge “Communicating for a Clean Future.” Student groups will create public service announcement (PSA) videos that focus on

tags: Awards, Environmental Impact, Lake Erie

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Ohio Sea Grant has completed reviews for its 2018-2020 research grants program, funding seven projects at universities across Ohio and along the Lake Erie coast. The selected projects focus on various aspects of harmful algal blooms, fisheries, pharmaceutical residues and tourism, in an effort to continue to help solve critical issues

tags: Awards, Environmental Impact, Lake Erie

Monday, October 23, 2017

The Simrad® GO9 display was recognized at the West Marine Very Important Vendor (VIV) Awards presented at this year’s 2017 VIV Conference. The chartplotter was selected as the “Best New Product of the Year”, and Navico – parent company to the Simrad brand of marine electronics – was selected for

tags: Awards, Electronics

Friday, October 13, 2017

The National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) celebrated its seventh class of Inductees on Sunday, September 24, during ceremonies hosted by New York Yacht Club at their magnificent Harbour Court clubhouse in Newport. The backdrop for the Induction could not have been more fitting: a busy Newport harbor on a glorious early fall afternoon.

tags: Awards, Sailing

Monday, August 21, 2017

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced that in 2017, it has awarded a record 166 new scholarships. Combined with ten multi-year scholarship recipients and three Fallen Heroes Scholars, the Foundation is currently assisting

tags: Awards, Beyond the Lakes

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, May 5, 2017

South Shore Marine is pleased to announce that Brendan Sexton recently completed the Yamaha Master Technician Certification. This certification is the highest level of training a Yamaha outboard service technician can achieve. Brendan is among the elite 294 Master Technicians in the United States. The test is extensive and

tags: Awards, Lake Erie

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Sail Place, Inc., with locations in Muskegon, Mich., and Kenosha, Wis., has been awarded Beneteau’s “Fastest Growing Sailboat Dealer of the Year” Award. “We were very happy to learn of the news and accept this award ”, says Dave Dave Fulbright of Sail Place in Muskegon. “We’ve been a Beneteau

tags: Awards, Company Expansions

Friday, August 19, 2016

Sixteen iconic figures in the rich maritime history of the Door Peninsula and three local Coast Guardsmen were honored at the annual Mariner Award Dinner held at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club on Monday evening, August 8. A joint effort by the Door County Maritime Museum and Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club, the Mariner Award is presented

tags: Awards, Law & Politics

Monday, March 14, 2016

Earlier this year Tom Grupstra, Tim Line, and Karl Dunlap, Marine Service Technicians at Washburn Marina, achieved professional certification in diesel engine repair and gasoline engine repair by American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC). This challenging accomplishment leads to a higher goal of becoming recognized as a Master

tags: Awards, Marina, Service & Repair