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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Manitowoc Marina, LLC, has recently purchased the business and property holdings of Nestegg Marine of Marinette, Wis. A family run, full-service marina similar to Manitowoc Marina, Nestegg has also built their business on a strong reputation for personalized customer service. With similar products and services, this acquisition

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Michigan

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

In the fall of 2016, upon having just had their boats hauled for the winter slumber in Ontario, long time Great Lakes boaters Scott Leclerc and Lyndon Greene pondered why so many boaters were actually using their boats as floating cottages, rather than as they were intended. Throughout the summer of 2016, they had spoken with boaters

tags: Boat Club, Canada, Georgian Bay, Great Lakes, Lake Huron, Lake Ontario, Lake St. Clair, Travel

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

You know it’s Spring in the 1000 Islands with the arrival of the Clayton Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Spring Boat Show. This year’s event will be held April 6-8 at the Cerow Recreation Park Arena and Clayton Town Barn, both located on East Line Road. The show will offer 2 full buildings for boaters to navigate and

tags: Boat Show, Events, Lake Ontario

Thursday, March 22, 2018

“Boaters Need to Weigh in on Lake Erie Wind Farm Project” read the heading of a recent story sent to the more than 18,000 BoatUS members in Ohio. Indeed, the time has come to take a stand, particularly if you’re one who is convinced wind turbines in Lake Erie are undesirable. Dubbed the “Icebreaker Wind

by: Norm Schultz, Soundings Trade Only

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Erie, Law & Politics, Lifestyle

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

It was another great year for Michigan fishing, as 2,176 anglers representing 24 states and Canada submitted catches recognized in the state's Master Angler program - a significant increase over 1,807 Master Angler fish in 2016. The program, in place since 1973, recognizes large fish caught by recreational anglers and has more than

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing, Lake Michigan

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

North Cape Sailing School is proud to present the following subjects and speakers for its Wednesday evening presentations this season. Each event is being held in the clubhouse at North Cape Yacht Club and is open to the public. All presentations are free of charge. All are welcome to join us for a light dinner at a minimal cost at 6

tags: Education, Events, Lake Erie

Friday, March 16, 2018

During the month of January each year, ValvTect Petroleum Products acknowledges and awards one of their growing family of certified marinas marketing ValvTect Marine Fuels with the Marina of the Year Award. The award recognizes a single marina not only for its commitment to business and to the community, but also for the exceptional

tags: Awards, Lake Michigan

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Harrison Township is a boating and bedroom community located in Southeast Michigan along the western shores of Lake St. Clair. This is a place where residents and the community love boating so much, they’ve earned the moniker “Boattown, U.S.A.” With fifteen miles of shoreline on Lake St. Clair, the community makes

tags: Destination, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials announced the 2018 sturgeon harvest season on Black Lake - in the northern tip of the Lower Peninsula - ended after two and a half hours Saturday, Feb. 3, with seven fish being harvested. The fishing season, which included spearing or hook-and-line fishing, was scheduled to run Feb.

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing, Inland Boating, Lake Huron

Friday, March 9, 2018

Dave Klick and Joanne Hilden, partners in life and business, are the owners of Blue Lagoon Boating Center. Having started their boat dealership in 2014, they are literally the new kids on the block in Harrison Township, also known as “Boat Town, USA.” Both grew up boating on Lake St. Clair with their families and have

tags: Dealerships, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair, Service & Repair, Used Boats