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Monday, April 23, 2018

A few years ago, the father of Ohio resident and marine business owner Bert Ammerman purchased a rigid-hull inflatable boat from Brig Boats. While not a well-known brand in the United States, Brig was Europe’s largest manufacturer of recreational RIBs and the world’s largest manufacturer of RIB’s longer than 10

tags: Lake Erie, Inflatable Boats

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

The Toledo Yacht Club’s history dates back to the 1800’s. After a devastating fire in 1906, the old frame building was totally destroyed. In 1908, the new masonry structure was erected, which still stands today in all its history and glory. Few clubs can provide the sheltered, yet convenient, access to the Great Lakes that

tags: Yacht Club, Lake Erie

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

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: Events, Lake Erie, Education

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: Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair, Destination

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

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Wild Bill’s Tobacco is your one stop shop for everything tobacco, vape, cigars, and glass. With over 70 locations in the great state of Michigan, you’re sure to find one of their shops right in your city! The Harrison Township location is one you’ll be sure to love. Well known in the area for over 10 years and

tags: Lake St. Clair, Lifestyle, Lake Erie

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The Novi Boat Show - Novi, Mich. - cruises into the Suburban Collection Showplace, March 15-18, bringing exhibitors to line the showplace wall-to-wall with hundreds of boats to see and purchase along with motors, trailers, electronics, marina slips, insurance, financing, service companies, docks, accessories, entertainment, and fun!

tags: Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair, Boat Show

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Inflatable boats have come a long way from the early part of the 20th century where they evolved from the airship industry. RFD in England and Zodiac in France began to see the usefulness of the rubber-coated materials that were used in constructing their hydrogen airships. In 1919, RFD began to develop a line of lifesaving rafts that

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

Monday, March 5, 2018

A hidden gem located in Harrison Township and serving the community for over 34 years, Belle Maer Harbor Marina is a 60 acre resort-style marina that is located on Lake St. Clair’s Anchor Bay, north of the Clinton River and close to Lake St. Clair Metropark, the three (North, Middle & South) Channel Shipping lanes,

tags: Lake St. Clair, Lifestyle, Marina, Lake Erie

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