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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

No, it’s not a new form of algae or a strange bug. PFOA is the acronym for Perflurooctanoic Acid, C8HF15O2, which is a chemical used in the production of PTFE for waterproofing canvas and other outdoor fabrics. As the PTFE material breaks down, it releases PFOA into the atmosphere. PFOA has recently been found in the

tags: Canvas & Upholstery, Cleaners

Friday, March 16, 2018

The anticipation for the upcoming boating season is growing, and it won’t be long before chilly days on the lake become warm, sunny ones. As the season gets underway it can be tempting to try to soak up as much sun as possible, but Great Lakes boaters need to be careful about the dangers of too much sun – even in early

tags: Canvas & Upholstery, Decorative, Safety

Thursday, February 15, 2018

What began as a one-man mobile operation in 1979 has grown to a 35,000 sq. ft. facility with several divisions and one hundred employees. Owner John Bowen began in a men’s clothing store constructing leather products along with the clothing in the tailoring department. His knowledge led him to launch Dockside Canvas and he

tags: Lake St. Clair, Canvas & Upholstery, Flooring, Lake Erie

Thursday, April 13, 2017

It’s that time of the year again when dreams of the summer breeze and long lake days are filling heads with great memories from the past and providing a yearning for making new memories! There is something unique about that experience of being on the water with family and friends. The days can’t last long enough. There is

tags: Boat Covers, Canvas & Upholstery, Flooring