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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Spring Brook Marina is a very special place for all of us. It’s filled with fun family boating memories, and none more special than to Jim Thorpe and his family. They put their life into building one of the finest marine facilities in the Midwest and one of the leading boat dealerships in the country. After 56 years behind the

by: Kyle Stenzel

tags: Employment News, Great Lakes

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

For many of us, Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer and also to the boating season. I think we are all happier when we are able to enjoy the days of summer from the helm, however even though the boating season is over for this year, there are still plenty of fishing opportunities. The lakeshore, bays, and tributaries will

by: Captain Rob Westcott, LegacySportfishing.com

tags: Fishing, Great Lakes

Monday, October 16, 2017

As cooler weather arrives, New York Sea Grant Extension of Cornell University offers eight tips that water enthusiasts, particularly those who kayak, canoe or use a rowboat as well as stream and ice anglers, can follow to enhance their seasonal water safety. Water that is less than 70 degrees Fahrenheit can lower body temperature and

tags: Applicable Everywhere, Great Lakes, Safety

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced the totals from its spring and summer fish stocking efforts. The DNR stocked a total of 25,470,199 fish that weighed more than 320 tons and consisted of 11 different species and one hybrid. To complete this task, it took more than 380 stocking trips to nearly 760 stocking

tags: Fishing, Great Lakes

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

MUSKEGON, MI - The Great Lakes are "Always fresh. Occasionally frozen." That's the tag line of a new Muskegon-based apparel company founded in July 2017 by Muskegon Catholic Central High School student Jackson Riegler, 17, of Muskegon. He named his company Oshki, which means "fresh" in the Ojibwe language. Ojibwe tribes lived

tags: Charity, Clothing & Shoes, Environmental Impact, Great Lakes

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is encouraging state residents to review the recently released Army Corps of Engineers plan for stopping invasive carp (also known as Asian carp) from entering the Great Lakes basin. Residents who want to share their thoughts on the plan can do so online at the report site, attend a Sept.

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Fishing, Great Lakes, Lake Michigan

Friday, August 25, 2017

Snag-A-Slip, an online boat slip reservation company, today announced the launch of its apps for iOS and Android mobile devices. The new apps cement the company’s dedication to mobile development and improving the customer experience while on the water. In addition to its mobile app launch, Snag-A-Slip today also rolled out its

tags: Beyond the Lakes, Great Lakes, Software & Apps

Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Department of Natural Resources invites Michigan residents to contribute to conservation efforts by reporting their fish and wildlife observations with the new Eyes in the Field application. Available at michigan.gov/eyesinthefield, the application replaces 15 separate observation forms the DNR had been using to gather important

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Great Lakes, Software & Apps

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Summer is here and that means boating season is in full swing. As the weather continues to warm up, more owners will be taking their boats out on the waves. If you haven’t taken your boat out for a while, it's a good idea to put your watercraft through a full safety inspection to make sure all the working parts are still

tags: Fuel Treatments, Great Lakes

Thursday, August 17, 2017

With changes in fuel blends over the last several years, boaters need to pay more attention than ever to the fuel they use and the fuel additives they put in their fuel tanks. ValvTect Marine Gasoline and ValvTect Marine Diesel Fuel sold at Certified ValvTect Marine Fuel Marinas throughout the country are specially formulated for

tags: Fuel Treatments, Great Lakes