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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The July 4th weekend brought the Tall Ships Challenge, an annual series of tall ship races and maritime port festivals geared towards celebrating maritime history, to the Port of Buffalo for four days of parades, tours, exhibitions, and festivities. Mid-afternoon on the 4th witnessed a parade of 12 majestic and historic tall ships

tags: History, Sailing

Monday, September 16, 2019

Everything about this historic, walkable village says Americana: 1800s homes adorned with signs marking their year of construction, white picket fences with bunting and patriotic flags running along the sidewalk in front of art galleries and antique stores, and al fresco dining under shaded trees and harborside decks. It’s no

tags: Destination, Lake Ontario

Friday, September 13, 2019

The latest addition to the Maritimo fleet, the X50, has continued to make the innovative X-Series line one of the most successful product launches in Maritimo’s history. Mirroring the astounding international response to the release of the X60 a year prior, the X50’s May debut at the 2019 Sanctuary Cove International Boat

tags: New Boat Models

Friday, September 13, 2019

Australian-crafted luxury motor yachts have made their way into the Great Lakes, and we’re more than okay with it. Despite being made with the oceans in mind, with its country of origin being surrounded by three of them, Maritimo’s line of motor yachts continues to adapt seamlessly to the unique ports and marinas of the

tags: Great Lakes, New Boat Models, Company Expansions

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Ohio Sea Grant and partners have set up four interactive kiosks at popular tourist locations along the lakeshore that introduce visitors to 31 Lake Erie shipwrecks, 22 lighthouses, and nine maritime museums that help tell the story of Ohio’s rich maritime history. The kiosks parallel Ohio Sea Grant’s Shipwrecks and

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Education, History, Lake Erie

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Earlier this summer, long-time Central New Yorkers Capt. Grant Langheinrich and his wife, Karla Langheinrich, became owners of two 24-hour on-water towing ports, TowBoatUS Rochester and TowBoatUS Oneida Lake, part of a nationwide network of 300 ports and 600 towing response vessels across the country that provide routine assistance to

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Ontario, Towing

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

With Labor Day in our wake, we’re dreaming of an extended summer, but the grim reality on these Great Lakes is that we must now start thinking and planning for colder weather. With fall, our thoughts turn to preparing our boats for storage and, while some tasks can be postponed, addressing these issues in the fall can make for a

by: Professionals of Henry H. Smith Co.

tags: Propellers, Service & Repair, Winterization

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The 2019 Innovation Awards, managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI), will be presented at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) during the annual Industry Breakfast. The breakfast is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, October 1,

tags: South Coast, Awards, Event

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

At this time of year, with summer winding down, many anglers are getting ready to put their boats away for the winter. As we pull our boats out of the water and get them ready for storage, it’s a great time to take a close look at what is on the boat and what you might need to buy, fix, or replace for the following year,

by: Chad Lapa

tags: Fishing, Great Lakes

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy has confirmed the presence of European frogbit, a prohibited invasive aquatic plant, in Michigan's lower Grand River immediately upstream of Grand Haven in Ottawa County and in Pentwater Lake in Oceana County. European frogbit was first detected in southeast Michigan in 1996 and

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