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Friday, December 29, 2017

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced registration is open for the winter “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” program, which is set for Feb. 23-25, 2018 in Marquette County. This winter’s gathering will mark the 16th annual winter BOW program for women, ages 18 and older, who are seeking an opportunity to

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Education, Fishing, Lake Superior

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Regulator Marine, manufacturers of the finest in offshore sportfishing boats, announced the addition of Yacht Works to their domestic dealer network, fueling the company’s expansion in the Florida Keys, with locations in Tavernier and Key Largo, and in the Midwest, with the dealership’s Sister Bay location serving both

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Michigan

Friday, December 22, 2017

The Detroit Boat Show will cruise into Cobo Center February 17-25, celebrating the 60th “Diamond” anniversary of the event. The show, like the boating industry is growing again this year, covering 420,000 square feet with everything boating. After another successful boating season in Michigan, exhibitors vie for the few

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

Thursday, December 21, 2017

The Office of Great Waters is inviting entries for its 10th annual photo contest and writing project. Send us your best photos, poetry or prose showcasing Lake Michigan, Lake Superior or the Mississippi River. Contest submissions will be accepted through February 1, 2018. Photos from all seasons are needed and will be accepted

tags: Lake Superior, Promotions & Giveaways

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Miller Boat Line of Put-in- Bay, Ohio has awarded Elliott Bay Design Group of Seattle, WA with a design contract for a new passenger/vehicle ferry to supplement their current operation servicing the Lake Erie Islands. The ferry will be roughly 140'; in length with a carrying capacity of 26 standard vehicles and up to 600 passengers.

tags: Company Expansions, Ferries, Lake Erie

Friday, December 15, 2017

A small wind farm “demonstration project” in the planning stages, to be located on Lake Erie, 8 to 10 miles northwest of Cleveland, Ohio, may be a sign of what the future holds for thousands of acres of Lake Erie waters. With more than 18,000 dues-paying members in Ohio, Boat Owners Association of The United States

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Erie

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Each winter, the Door County Maritime Museum hosts a wooden boatbuilding class. At the end of the class, tickets are sold throughout the summer for a raffle drawing to win the newly constructed handmade masterpiece. Along with the grand prize of the completed wooden boat, more than fifty additional prizes are typically available. The

tags: Canoes & Kayaks, Education, History, Lake Michigan, Promotions & Giveaways

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

As the calendar reaches December, it's not uncommon for people to start thinking about their travel plans for the approaching year. For those seeking uncommon travel experiences, the Tawas Point Lighthouse Keeper Program offers the opportunity for a free two-week stay in historic lighthouse keepers' quarters while helping to promote

tags: Job Opportunities, Lake Huron

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Applications are open now for 2018 classes for high school students, college students, teachers and the public at Stone Laboratory, The Ohio State University’s island campus on Lake Erie. Students can earn two college credits in one week or four credits in five weeks in summer science classes on subjects such as aquatic

tags: Education, Lake Erie

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The Maritime Speaker Series returns to the Door County Maritime Museum for the 2017-2018 season. This year boasts an impressive lineup of speakers to educate and entertain maritime enthusiasts. The series runs the first Thursday of each month and kicks off on November 2 with award-winning columnist and author of ten books, Rochelle

tags: History, Lake Michigan