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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Navionics, the leader in content and location-based services for the recreational boating and outdoor markets, announced today the acquisition of Wavey Line Charts. The crystal-clear waters and the white beaches of the Caribbean – from Hispaniola to the northern end of Bahamas – are one of the world’s most sought

tags: Destination

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Twenty years have sailed by since our family first drove into Bayfield, Wisconsin. I didn’t know it then, but this small picturesque community would capture our hearts and change our lives forever. My husband and I were lured onto the ‘big lake’ — Lake Superior — by sailing friends who enticed us with

tags: Destination, History

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Port of Orillia is a destination as much as it is a marina. The marina is operated by the Chamber of Commerce on behalf of the City and offers over two hundred slips for transient boaters only, which makes it unique on the section of the Trent-Severn Waterway. The 2017 boating season which runs from Friday, May 12 to the Canadian

tags: Boat Show, Destination

Friday, February 17, 2017

Nearly everyone in the world knows that the Great Lakes are the largest concentration of freshwater in the world. Not nearly as many know that within the Great Lakes there is another “largest” freshwater feature. The St. Clair River delta is “the largest freshwater delta in the world”. Sure, there are other

tags: Destination, History

Monday, January 16, 2017

Sandusky Harbor Marina is famous for having some of the most beautiful views anywhere on Sandusky Bay. Known as the “Best Kept Secret on Lake Erie,” the peaceful marina is tucked away on the west end of Lake Erie and offers a picture perfect sanctuary far away from the bustle of city life. Renowned as the only full-service

tags: Destination, Lake Erie

Monday, August 22, 2016

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has opened a newly constructed boat dock for mooring along Snail Shell Harbor at Fayette Historic State Park in Delta County. “This is a great improvement for visitors to Fayette Historic State Park,” said Ron Olson, DNR Parks and Recreation Division chief. “The old dock

tags: Boat Docks, Dept of Natural Resources, Destination, Fishing, History

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership recently launched a program to help lakefront homeowners understand best practices to protect their shoreland and inland lakes. The new Michigan Shoreland Stewards Program will recognize inland lake property owners who are using healthy property management practices to protect their inland

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Destination, Inland Boating

Thursday, June 30, 2016

The world’s premier yacht charter company, The Moorings, has announced the debut of Ultimate Dive Vacations in the British Virgin Islands. Complete with an expert captain, gourmet chef, and host, this all-inclusive getaway offers certified scuba divers a chance to explore some of the world’s most stunning underwater

tags: Caribbean Islands, Charters, Destination, Diving

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Pantaenius America Ltd., a premiere provider of U.S. yacht insurance, is now offering coverage for American yacht owners who wish to take their boats to Cuba. Though a mere 90 miles from the coast of Florida, Cuba has been off limits to most U.S. yacht owners for over fifty years. But last fall, as relations continued to thaw between

tags: Destination, Insurance

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Island Green Week on Put-in-Bay and Middle Bass Islands this summer will make you remember most about the islands as a kid - water, rocks, cliffs, caves, kayaking, meteor showers, moss, moonlit nights, beach bonfires, cozy camping, swimming, beach combing, cottaging with your family, ferry rides, overnight stays on the lake, and

tags: Destination, Events, Lake Erie