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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

February 15-19, 2018 marks the 51st Anniversary of the DULUTH BOAT, SPORTS, TRAVEL & RV SHOW at the DECC in Duluth, Minn. As always, the show will be held in conjunction with the Northland Outdoors Duluth Deer Classic. One ticket gains you admission to both of these great shows making this event the best entertainment value in

tags: Boat Show, Lake Superior

Monday, February 5, 2018

Looking to explore some of the bluest crystal water this side of the equator? You’ve come to the right coast. Located two and a half hours southwest of Toronto and one hour north of Detroit, find out what has thousands of boaters setting their sails for Sarnia-Lambton. Home to the largest Canadian city on Lake Huron, here

tags: Destination, Lake Huron

Friday, February 2, 2018

Port Whitby Marina is an award winning 420 slip facility. Located within Whitby Harbour, the marina can handle vessels small and large, up to 70 feet in length. The marina has been in existence since 1978 and has undergone major improvements in recent years, including a modern 6100 sqft clubhouse, new floating piers, and new barbecue

tags: Destination, Lake Ontario

Friday, January 26, 2018

Wave Pointe Marina & Resort is nestled in a quiet, hidden area of southern Door County, Wis. Established in 2000, Wave Pointe has become a favorite destination location for locals and visitors alike. The weather-safe harbor contains a 124 slip marina and a full-service fuel island. Additionally, Wave Pointe offers boaters a

tags: Lake Michigan, Marina

Thursday, January 25, 2018

If you’re looking for a great place to stay on Lake Michigan, look no further than Waukegan Harbor & Marina - “Your Home on the Lake!” We are conveniently located between Chicago and Milwaukee, and offer a multitude of options for boaters’ needs. Whether mooring for the season or staying for the weekend,

tags: Destination, Lake Michigan

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Stone Harbor Resort, Door County’s largest conference center, was named “Best Lakeshore Resort” at the Wisconsin Governor’s Conference on Tourism. Stone Harbor earned this designation because of its excellence for weddings, business conferences or meetings, and private parties to family vacations or reunions.

tags: Lake Michigan, Marina

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

When a watercraft is purchased or used in Ohio, it is subject to state and local sales and use tax. A boat can either be titled with the State of Ohio or documented with the United States Coast Guard. The purchase of either type is taxable at the current state tax rate of 5.75%, plus the applicable local tax rate, which varies. The

tags: Boating 101, Lake Erie

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The Ohio Clean Marinas Program has continued its voluntary certification program, which recognizes marinas that choose to adopt best management practices to improve the environmental, educational and economic aspects of their operations. Seven marinas in Ohio were newly certified in 2017, and three marinas were recertified for

tags: Awards, Boat Club, Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Lake Erie

Monday, January 22, 2018

More than just a place to tie up your boat, Waukegan Harbor and Marina offers an array of amenities and award-winning service to those looking to navigate Lake Michigan. This boater’s haven offers an expansive season from April 1–November 1, which is just one of the many reasons to choose Waukegan as your next boating

tags: Destination, Lake Michigan

Friday, January 19, 2018

In mid-January, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) will mail letters to property owners along Ohio’s Lake Erie coast whose properties are located within a preliminarily-identified Coastal Erosion Area (CEA). The letters will initiate a 120-day comment period for coastal erosion maps that have been updated since the

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Lake Erie