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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The Progressive® Insurance Chicago Boat, RV and Strictly Sail Show® is the Windy City’s BIGGEST marine and outdoors sales event. If you love boating, RVing, OR sailing, this is YOUR show! There’s no better place to see and buy: Boats for every activity, lifestyle and budget The latest in RVs, campers, fifth

tags: Boat Show, Lake Michigan

Friday, August 5, 2016

A brand makeover will be evident to the thousands of boating enthusiasts who will attend the 2016 Progressive Chicagoland In-Water Boat Show opening in Michigan City (IN) for four days, August 11-14. Whether you think the more than 200 boats on display are surrounded by new entertainment features or the activities are surrounded by

tags: Boat Show, Lake Michigan

Monday, August 1, 2016

Does your work take you to several outdoor sites in one day? Do you fish or hunt at different locations in the same week? If so, your actions could be considered high-risk for spreading invasive species around the state. How does it happen?

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

Friday, July 22, 2016

The City of Sturgeon Bay will once again honor its rich maritime heritage with a diverse collection of entertaining and fun-filled events taking place July 30 to August 13. Officially titled “Sturgeon Bay Maritime Week: A Salute to the U.S. Coast Guard,” the celebration includes many long-standing annual waterfront events

tags: Events, Lake Michigan

Thursday, July 14, 2016

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds the public that Michigan’s waters provide opportunities to catch a variety of fish, and summer is an ideal time to spend a few hours or a whole day on the water fishing. For those who don’t have a fishing boat, may not have the correct fishing gear, don’t know how

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing, Lake Michigan

Friday, June 17, 2016

Bay Harbor Lake Marina will host the 14th annual In-Water Boat Show over Father’s Day weekend – June 17th – 19th. This year’s show will feature in-water displays ranging from personal water crafts to luxury motor yachts, as well as diverse on-land displays. Included are Fox Motors display of GEM Cars, Irish

tags: Boat Show, Lake Michigan

Monday, June 6, 2016

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources, the Michigan State Waterways Commission and the Michigan Boating Industries Association invite residents and visitors to experience the state's abundance of freshwater resources during Michigan Boating Week, June 4-11. The weeklong campaign, which concludes on National Marina Day,

tags: Events, Lake Michigan

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

SkipperBud’s rooted in the Midwest and founded in Wisconsin is adding a new on‐water location in Lake County, Illinois in the resort town of Antioch. SkipperBud’s – Sequoit Harbor is on beautiful Lake Marie (a glacial lake which is part of the 14 lake, Fox Chain O’ Lakes) just south of the

tags: Lake Michigan, Used Boats

Monday, May 9, 2016

Southport Boats of Augusta, Maine has added a new dealer to serve Michigan and the Great Lakes region. Blue Water Marine Brokerage, with a service center in Bay City and a dealership and demonstration location in Port Austin, Michigan will be the first Southport dealer not located on the US Atlantic Coast. Blue Water Marine Brokerage

tags: Lake Michigan, Used Boats

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is in the middle of its new fish stocking season, and this spring people will see DNR fish stocking trucks releasing their prized recreational cargo at hundreds of lakes and streams throughout the state. Fish stocking is a valuable tool used by fisheries managers to restore, enhance and

tags: Fishing, Lake Michigan