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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Bay Marine, a leader in the marine industry for 50 years, now has two convenient locations: Door County, Wis., and Waukegan, Ill. Bay Marine’s Chicago Yachting Center is fully operational in their new sales, service and storage facility. Located at 3 East Madison Street, in the beautiful Waukegan Harbor and just one block

tags: Destination, Lake Michigan

Monday, January 8, 2018

Tucked in Ohio’s most northeast corner is a place where the land is so bountiful that locals can tell you where “the ducks walk on the fish.” Ashtabula County has long been known as an affordable lakeside destination with its 26 miles of Lake Erie shoreline. In the early 20th century, it was a favorite annual

tags: Destination, Lake Erie

Friday, January 5, 2018

Bay Marine, a leader in the marine industry for 50 years, now has two convenient locations: Door County, Wis., and Waukegan, Ill. Bay Marine’s Chicago Yachting Center is fully operational in their new sales, service and storage facility. Located at 3 East Madison Street, in the beautiful Waukegan Harbor and just one block

tags: Company Expansions, Destination, Lake Michigan

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Where else can you hang out on hundreds of boats and RVs and paddle board in the dead of winter in Chicago? The Progressive® Insurance Chicago Boat, RV & Sail Show®, the Midwest’s largest indoor boat show, is dropping anchor at McCormick Place, 2301 South Lake Shore Drive, January 10 – 14, 2018. Packed with

tags: Boat Show, Lake Michigan

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

A cooperative multi-entity task force created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public meeting Jan. 30 in Houghton County, kicking off long-term efforts to save the important lake trout and whitefish spawning areas on Buffalo Reef from being covered with shifting stamp sands. The meeting will be 6-8 p.m.

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Superior

Tuesday, January 2, 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, 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