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Saturday, August 1, 2020

Great Lakes boaters, set your course for 42.4974° N, 82.8964°W, and head for St. Clair Shores, Michigan. Nestled along the banks of the beautiful Lake St. Clair, St. Clair Shores is often called the “Gateway to the Great Lakes” and the “Boating Capital of Michigan.” The boating business here is

tags: Destination, Lake Erie, Travel

Thursday, July 30, 2020

One of the best ways for families to enjoy boating is by “keeping it fun.” “Fun” means Family, Unity, New (and Exciting). Let me explain! At two different boat shows, I put up a flip chart and asked women the following question: If they could change one thing about boating with their guy, what would it be?

by: Robin G. Coles

tags: Great Lakes, Travel

Monday, July 27, 2020

With more than 3,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline and thousands of miles of rivers and streams, Michigan offers ample opportunity to traverse the state over the water – no matter the size or speed of your vessel. While designated water trails are a relatively recent development, use of Michigan’s waterways for

by: Casey Warner, Michigan DNR

tags: Canoes & Kayaks, Dept of Natural Resources, History, Paddleboards, Travel, Water Toys

Friday, July 24, 2020

Nestled within the heart of New York State lives Syracuse, NY, a place where the community’s relationship to waterways runs deep. Located within Onondaga County, this destination combines the modern amenities of a vibrant city with rich outdoor culture. Rolling hills and greenery surround lakes, rivers, and canals that touch

tags: Lake Ontario, Travel, Destination, Inland Boating

Friday, July 24, 2020

Vesper Marine, a leading manufacturer of innovative marine electronics, announced today its revolution in marine VHF technology – Cortex – has completed certification requirements and will ship to distributors beginning late July. Cortex is the world’s first marine VHF radio with wireless touchscreen handsets,

tags: Electronics, Retrofitting, Safety, Travel

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

BRP recently launched a new pilot program, Uncharted Society, that will offer more than 40 expertly curated experiences using powersports vehicles in the United States. From the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, the Gulf of Mexico, the Rockies, Joshua Tree, and many more bucket-list destinations, you will be able to live out unique

tags: Water Toys, Boat Club, Company Expansions, Lifestyle, Personal Watercraft, Rentals, Travel

Friday, July 17, 2020

As a kid, tucked into a sleeping bag on the warm sands of Lake Powell, CO, I remember tired arms from a day of waterskiing and the smell of campfire smoke in my T-shirt. I drifted off to sleep convinced there was nothing better than boat camping. The next morning, a passing boater asked how we were dealing with the scorpions. Umm,

by: Zuzana Prochazka

tags: Boating 101, Kids & Pets, Lifestyle, Travel

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Due to high water levels on Lake Michigan, accessibility limitations, and COVID-19 and social distancing concerns, Rock Island State Park will be closed for the remainder of the year. The Washington Island Ferry Line had suspended trips to and from Rock Island State Park earlier this year and have extended that suspension through the

tags: Lake Michigan, Travel, COVID-19, Dept of Natural Resources

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

The National Museum of the Great Lakes re-opened its doors to members and visitors on June 10 after receiving Governor DeWine’s announcement the week prior stating museums and other entertainment facilities could re-open with certain health and safety restrictions in place. “We have been preparing for our re-opening for

tags: COVID-19, History, Lake Erie, Travel

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Simrad Yachting – a leader in the design and manufacture of world-class marine navigation, autopilot, radar, communications and fishfinding systems – has been selected as the exclusive marine electronics supplier for Chaparral/Robalo boats. For model year 2021, Simrad will be the only marine electronics option on all 27

tags: Electronics, Navigation, New Boat Models, Travel, Company Expansions

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