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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

I am not talking about the radio station in Chicago 97.9 the Loop, rather I am talking about the trip many boaters take that encompasses much of the eastern part of the United States. Doing the Great Loop? If so then you are in for an epic adventure. Many “loopers” are starting the venture south this time of year. At

by: Nick Fugate

tags: Lake Michigan, Service & Repair, The Great Loop

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Michigan's seasonal salmon runs are a busy time for DNR fisheries staff. During the runs, large numbers of chinook and coho salmon return to their native streams to spawn, and afterward they die. The DNR maintains several sites (weirs) to block these fish and then collect their eggs and milt (sperm) for use in state fish hatcheries.

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Bay Marine recently added Monte Carlo Yachts to its already impressive lineup of high quality, luxury motor yachts that include brands such as Hatteras, Riviera, Belize, Sabre, and Back Cove. “With Monte Carlo Yachts’ unique European styling and fine Italian detail, we feel strongly that this brand provides our customers

tags: Company Expansions, Dealerships, Lake Michigan

Friday, September 14, 2018

Spend even a day in Ludington, and its relationship with Lake Michigan is palpable at every turn. Ludington North Breakwater Light beckons boaters, as does the U.S. Coast Guard Station standing sentinel on the north side of the Ludington channel. Further up the 28-mile sandy coastline is the iconic black-and-white Big Sable Point

by: Kim Skeltis

tags: Destination, Lake Michigan

Friday, September 7, 2018

Ever seen one of those cool colored, jet age styled vintage fiberglass outboards — you know, the ones from the late 1950s and early 1960s — and say to yourself, “Man, I would love to get behind the wheel of that beauty”? Well, do I have the answer for you! Now, you can fulfill your dreams… at least for

by: Captain Dennis J. Mykols

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Environmental Impact, Lake Michigan, Rentals

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Spend even a day in Ludington, and its relationship with Lake Michigan is palpable at every turn. Ludington North Breakwater Light beckons boaters, as does the U.S. Coast Guard Station standing sentinel on the north side of the Ludington channel. Further up the 28-mile sandy coastline is the iconic black-and-white Big Sable Point

by: Kim Skeltis

tags: Destination, Lake Michigan

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Freedom Boat Club, the nation's oldest and largest boat club with 17,000+ members in 31 states and Canada, recently announced the third year of a major national partnership to benefit Big Brothers, Big Sisters of America. During the summer months, Freedom Boat Clubs throughout the country will host special events for Big Brothers Big

tags: Charity, Event, Lake Michigan

Thursday, August 16, 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: Lake Michigan, Destination

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

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: Lake Michigan, Sailing, Company Expansions