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Friday, December 15, 2017

Whether used as a primary anchor or conveniently-stowed backup, Fortress Marine Anchors are well-known for their exceptional holding capability. Now, the company is offering two of its most popular models in convenient Complete Anchoring Systems that include chain, a shackle, and 25% more rope than the competition for safer sets and

tags: Anchors

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

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Moorings, the world’s premier yacht charter company, is pleased to introduce Antigua as their newest sailing destination. Bareboat and skippered sailing charters in this stunning cruising destination are now available to book for departures beginning November 4th. Highly regarded as one of the most desirable sailing

tags: Caribbean Islands, Charters, Sailing

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Amazing things are happening at the Kanberra® Group! Customers have become loyal brand advocates. Daily feedback is received from people who say they use Kanberra® products in ways never imagined, from repelling insects to shining stainless steel appliances. Apparently, Kanberra has even saved a few marriages along the

tags: Air Purification

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

We'd been anchored in the Canary Islands for a couple weeks, waiting for the tradewinds to start up so we could make our Atlantic crossing back to go play in the Caribbean. The harbor was crowded with boats leaving on the annual "ARC" (Atlantic Rally Crossing), so we decided to head out and beat the crowds. After all, the tradewinds

by: Bob Bitchin

tags: Lifestyle, Sailing

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

Monday, December 11, 2017

As boaters, we know we should check for water in fuel, but we don’t always take the time. Removing a separator to check for water is not a simple task. What if there was a filter that ALERTED you to water in your fuel? Would you be interested? The AutoSig SMART Fuel Filter system does just that and it works with gas or diesel

tags: Fuel Treatments

Monday, December 11, 2017

The premier in-water luxury yacht exhibition during Miami's annual boat show week each February has received a new name and look. Formerly Yachts Miami Beach, the annual event is being rebranded as the Miami Yacht Show on Collins Avenue. Set to take place from February 15-19 in Miami Beach along Collins Avenue across from the

tags: Boat Show, South Coast

Rec'd Oct 2017