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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Many boaters and freshwater enthusiasts go about the enjoyment of their favorite body of water oblivious to the small creatures lurking in the water with them. Believed to have originated in the Yangtze River in China, the freshwater jellyfish (Craspedacusta sowerbii) is a little known variety of invasive species that exists in 44

by: Jerry Smith, Dock Consultant, Bay Harbor Lake Marina

tags: Kids & Pets, Lifestyle

Thursday, March 29, 2018

On a cruising bulletin board someone posted the question, “Is there any issues with flying the Jolly Roger? A scruffy guy in a rowboat told me that the Coast Guard would board my vessel if I fly the ol’ skull and crossbones.” This posting was followed by about a dozen posts of boaters discussing what the legalities

by: Bob Bitchin, The Cruising Outpost

tags: Lifestyle, Sailing

Friday, March 23, 2018

This spring and summer, you can now clear mosquitoes out of your backyard, cottage, marina, or special events area, within minutes! Mosquitoes are up to 10,000x more sensitive to garlic than humans. They will leave the MOSQUITO-Less treated area immediately and can be gone for weeks! MOSQUITO-Less is a unique, food-grade garlic oil,

tags: Kids & Pets, Lifestyle

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Have you seen the Tesla Model X SUV with all its cutting-edge technology and stunning 0 to 60 in 2.8 seconds acceleration? I got my first close look at the recent Chicago “Boat” Show and, I have to say, it’s a pretty impressive ride. It could hardly be missed displayed in the middle of a huge open area directly

by: Ken Quant

tags: Lifestyle

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

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 Erie, Lake St. Clair, Lifestyle

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 Erie, Lake St. Clair, Lifestyle, Marina

Friday, March 2, 2018

Sometimes sailing is just in your blood. This is certainly the case for young Alison Kent. Raised in a family of Lake Michigan sailors, she has pretty much been sailboat racing since birth. Her family were regular fixtures on the local race circuit and her father, Tim Kent, even skippered an Antrim Open 50 named Everest Horizontal to

by: Ken Quant

tags: Lifestyle, Racing, Sailing

Monday, February 26, 2018

Fourteen years ago, John Hartenburg established Knot & Rope Supply to specifically address the needs of the unique rope market in the Great Lakes region. At that time, there were no accessible ways for individuals or small companies to efficiently source rope for their boating requirements. “When this company started, there

tags: Accessories, Decorative, Lifestyle

Thursday, February 8, 2018

My boat was low on fuel. To avoid losing time by stopping at a gas station on my way to the launch ramp or tying up to a gas dock on my way out to fish, I had the boat’s gas tank topped off while she was sitting in my driveway and I was at work. No, that didn’t actually happen, but it’s likely to soon. The latest

by: Norm Schultz, Soundings Trade Only Today

tags: Lifestyle, Software & Apps