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Friday, June 8, 2018

Final approvals were recently granted by government regulatory agencies for a dredging project set to begin this summer at the Grand Traverse Bay Harbor in Houghton County on the Keweenaw Peninsula. The work is part of the ongoing effort to save Buffalo Reef, an important Lake Superior natural fish-spawning reef, from being covered

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

Friday, June 8, 2018

Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is the nation’s largest recreational boating advocacy, services and safety organization, making boating better for America’s recreational boaters since 1966. A look at a few numbers behind the more-than-half-million-member association gives insights into its impact on

tags: Boat Club, Lifestyle

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Minnesota-based Premier Pontoons — Premier Marine Inc. — has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Premier will continue to focus on building luxury pontoons and supplying top of the line products to its nationwide dealer network. The reorganized Premier will remain a Wyoming, Minnesota based company with its current

tags: Lake Superior, New Boat Models

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Nauticus, Inc. announces EZ BOARD, a boarding handle designed to make boat boarding effortless. EZ BOARD attaches easily to any boat and can be readily removed and stowed away. The handle fits securely into most flush-mounted fishing rod holders to provide stability when boarding. EZ BOARD’s unique design enables boarding from

tags: Accessories

Thursday, June 7, 2018

The Queen’s Cup Race, one of the oldest trophies in world yachting, dates back to the British Victorian era. Queen Victoria first offered the cup as a prize in a sailing race in 1853. History was a little sketchy up until the turn of the 20th Century, until it was discovered in Walter Hull’s attic. Walter Hull treasured

tags: Events, Lake Michigan, Racing, Sailing

Thursday, June 7, 2018

What do you do when you’ve set the date for the 2nd event of the Chefs Across the Great lakes 2018 and you’re unable to secure a partner? If you’re Killarney Mountain Lodge, you challenge yourself. On Wednesday, June 13th, The Lodge will host an Destination Killarney Chefs Challenge between six chefs from both the

tags: Events

Thursday, June 7, 2018

If you are not one of the 1500+ sailors wrapping up preparations for the start of the 51st Newport Bermuda Race onFriday, June 15, 2018, then you have less than a week to plan how to watch one of the greatest sailing spectacles held on Narragansett Bay. Organized by the Cruising Club of America and the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, the

tags: East Coast, Racing, Sailing

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

As we all endure more birthdays, what’s cool to own and collect is getting newer. Of course, you car people have seen it happening for many years, but it’s a relatively new phenomenon for us boaters. We’re starting to see Donzis, Boston Whalers, Century Coronados and Resorters, Ski Nautiques and the Glastron boats

by: David Bortner, “Captain” at Freedom Boat Service

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Insurance

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Don't know where to go? We got you covered with Great Lakes Scuttlebutt’s fifth annual “Classic Boat Show Calendar” found in this issue. There are a couple of shows that have either changed their dates or improved the format to make a bigger, better show. One show we are especially excited about is the 27th Annual

by: Captain Dennis J Mykols

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Lifestyle

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Interested in getting out on the water this summer, but not ready to buy a boat of your own? New York Sea Grant and the Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York offer safety tips and suggest the right questions to ask before renting a boat. You can begin your search for rental opportunities through the Boating Industries

tags: Lake Ontario, Rentals