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

Thursday, September 7, 2017

The Michigan Agency for Energy, Michigan Departments of Environmental Quality and Natural Resources and the Michigan State Police expressed concerns today about new information confirming there are gaps in the protective coating on a portion of Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac, at least one of which was apparently caused during the

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

Friday, August 18, 2017

Whether it’s for an afternoon, a weekend, or a week or more, Sturgeon Bay offers a wealth of activities to keep any visitor delighted with their choice of destination. Dock your boat at one of the local marinas such as CenterPointe Marina, located along the waters of Sturgeon Bay's east side. This marina can accommodate vessels

tags: Destination, Lake Michigan

Monday, August 7, 2017

M.E. Yacht Restoration’s refusal to cut corners, to use second-rate facilities, or to dictate your launch schedule makes boating easy. They live for your launch day each spring, and will work tirelessly all winter to handle any and all services their customers can dream up. What if your boat was stored with someone who

tags: Hauling, Lake Michigan, Service & Repair, Storage

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The City of Sturgeon Bay will once again honor its rich maritime heritage with a diverse collection of entertaining and fun-filled events taking place August 5 to August 13. Officially titled “Sturgeon Bay Maritime Week: A Salute to the U.S. Coast Guard,” the celebration includes many long-standing annual waterfront events

tags: Events, Lake Michigan

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

LAKE MICHIGAN BEACHES Baily’s Harbor, WI When we visited this harbor by boat, we found a 5000-foot crescent-shaped, sandy beach located on the northern shore of this well-protected natural harbor. It is called the Bailey's Harbor Ridges Park Beach, and it is part of the Ridges Sanctuary Park. We loved it because, although it

tags: Destination, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan

Friday, June 23, 2017

The lakeshore’s favorite music festival and in-water boat show returns to 31st Street Harbor June 24th-25th! Make your way by boat or along the lakefront path for a great weekend of fun, food and music from some of Chicago's hottest bands! Relax on the pool deck or kayak in the harbor while listening to the tunes. Dream a

tags: Events, Lake Michigan

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

MADISON -- Those heading out to lakes and rivers are reminded to be on the lookout this summer for blue-green algae blooms on water bodies across the state. Some blue-green algae are capable of making toxins that can cause illnesses for people and animals who accidentally ingest or inhale water containing algae, or have prolonged skin

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

Monday, June 12, 2017

Lake Michigan really does have some amazing marinas that boaters can choose from when deciding a home port or a weekend boating getaway, but one marina that really does stand above the rest is Reefpoint Marina in Racine, Wisconsin. This 921-slip marina on the western shores of Lake Michigan is conveniently located between Milwaukee

tags: Events, Lake Michigan, Marina

Monday, May 22, 2017

The Door County Maritime Museum at Gills Rock will open May 26-28 for Memorial Day weekend. The museum will open daily for the season on June 3 and remain open through October 15, 2017. After taking the scenic trip to the tip of Door County, visitors will find a wealth of maritime history awaiting them at the Door County Maritime

tags: Events, History, Lake Michigan