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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab, The Ohio State University’s island campus on Lake Erie, are hosting the 2018 Stone Lab Guest Lecture Series from June 14 through August 2, 2018. The lecture series features speakers from Ohio universities, non-profit organizations, governmental agencies and private consulting firms, all covering

tags: Education, Environmental Impact, Events, Lake Erie

Monday, June 11, 2018

The 1000 Islands, that seemingly mythical cruising destination at the far eastern end of the Great Lakes, should sit atop any boater’s 2018 list of destinations. An influx of marine construction and renovation — some triggered by 2017’s high water levels along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River — means

tags: Destination, Lake Ontario

Friday, June 8, 2018

Where The Road Ends & Adventure Begins! Nestled on the northernmost tip of the western upper peninsula of Michigan, in the Keweenaw Peninsula, sits a beautiful little town called Copper Harbor. Originally settled in 1843 because of what was thought to be a rich vein of copper, here, in the Keweenaw, we are quite proud of our

tags: Destination, Lake Superior

Friday, June 8, 2018

Final approvals were recently granted by government regulatory agencies for a dredging project set to begin this summer at the Grand Traverse Bay Harbor in Houghton County on the Keweenaw Peninsula. The work is part of the ongoing effort to save Buffalo Reef, an important Lake Superior natural fish-spawning reef, from being covered

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

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Minnesota-based Premier Pontoons — Premier Marine Inc. — has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Premier will continue to focus on building luxury pontoons and supplying top of the line products to its nationwide dealer network. The reorganized Premier will remain a Wyoming, Minnesota based company with its current

tags: Lake Superior, New Boat Models

Thursday, June 7, 2018

The Queen’s Cup Race, one of the oldest trophies in world yachting, dates back to the British Victorian era. Queen Victoria first offered the cup as a prize in a sailing race in 1853. History was a little sketchy up until the turn of the 20th Century, until it was discovered in Walter Hull’s attic. Walter Hull treasured

tags: Events, Lake Michigan, Racing, Sailing

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Interested in getting out on the water this summer, but not ready to buy a boat of your own? New York Sea Grant and the Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York offer safety tips and suggest the right questions to ask before renting a boat. You can begin your search for rental opportunities through the Boating Industries

tags: Lake Ontario, Rentals

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Bay Marine, Chicago and Door County’s premier yacht dealer, is pleased to announce the addition of Monte Carlo Yachts to its all-star lineup of product offerings. Monte Carlo Yachts is a luxury custom-yacht manufacturer out of Monfalcone, Italy, that builds custom flybridge yachts from 65’ to 105’. At a time when

tags: Company Expansions, Dealership, Lake Michigan, New Boat Models

Friday, June 1, 2018

Recently, MarineMax Port Clinton launched its Service Express mobile app in the Ohio area to make scheduling boat service easier. “We are excited to provide a new and convenient way to schedule your service in advance!” stated Keith Teynor, MarineMax General Manager. “We all lead busy lives, and sometimes we forget

tags: Lake Erie, Software & Apps

Friday, June 1, 2018

On a beautiful summer’s evening as you approach the port of Kincardine, Ontario — located along the sandy shoreline of Lake Huron — you may just find yourself captivated by the tranquil, yet haunting, sounds of the bagpipes as the Phantom Piper guides you to shore whilst you simultaneously take in the most

tags: Destination, Lake Huron