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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Quick actions of two Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers earlier this month resulted in a successful water rescue, saving a woman from drowning in the Manistee River. CO Sam Koscinski and CO Scott MacNeill were conducting marine patrol on the river in Manistee County when they noticed a distressed female in

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Feel Good Story, Lake Michigan, Safety

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Great Lakes Sailing Co., owned and operated by Dave and Kristen Conrad, is now the exclusive distributor of Jeanneau sailboats and yachts for Western Lower Michigan. “Partnering with Jeanneau was a great decision for us,” said Dave Conrad. “Jeanneau builds innovative, high-quality boats that are in demand and

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Michigan, Sailing

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

The White Lake Association – through a partnership with boating safety nonprofit, the Sea Tow Foundation – has announced the opening of a new Life Jacket Loaner Station, which will be available to Western Michigan’s White Lake-area boaters in mid-July. The station – which will be located at the Montague

tags: Kids & Pets, Lake Michigan, Safety

Monday, July 30, 2018

A recent cleanup effort along a stretch of the Menominee River is expected to boost fish and environmental health in the area as the river recovers. The Menominee River forms the boundary between the northeast corner of Wisconsin and the southern tip of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, with headwaters originating in both states and

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

Monday, July 16, 2018

The 80th running of South Shore Yacht Club’s Queen’s Cup Race from Milwaukee across Lake Michigan was off to a wet and bouncy start. Sailors at the starting line faced winds out of the northeast at over 15 knots with waves running three to five feet. These conditions forced many skippers to make some tough decisions

tags: Events, Lake Michigan, Racing, Sailing

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Goodrich Park in Whitehall, Mich., has been the location for a boat show for over 20 years, but this year’s boat show will be shifting gears and adding classic cars. Organized by the West Michigan Old Speckled Hen MG Car Club, the White Lake Classic Boat and Car Show will offer spectators a wide variety. The Vietnam-era Patrol

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Boat Show, Lake Michigan

Sunday, July 1, 2018

It is often said that the water of Northern Michigan displays such various shades of blue that it could be mistaken for the Caribbean. These waters call to weekend warriors as well as avid wanderers, and Charlevoix and Beaver Island have been welcoming these visitors for centuries. Located approximately 25 nautical miles off the coast

tags: Destination, Lake Michigan

Monday, June 25, 2018

Boats Made in Holland: A Michigan Tradition is a new book featuring the men and women who produced watercraft with creativity, skillful hands, financial resources, and cooperation. It also illustrates the area’s rich and long history of successful companies that produced pleasure boats, working boats, and military craft out of

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Books & Charts, History, Lake Michigan

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

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Bay Marine, Chicago and Door County’s premier yacht dealer, is pleased to announce the addition of Monte Carlo Yachts to its all-star lineup of product offerings. Monte Carlo Yachts is a luxury custom-yacht manufacturer out of Monfalcone, Italy, that builds custom flybridge yachts from 65’ to 105’. At a time when

tags: Company Expansions, Dealership, Lake Michigan, New Boat Models

LOTW through Aug 2018