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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Our city is the perfect destination to explore the natural beauty of Ontario while experiencing authentic food, culture, arts, and entertainment. Owen Sound has a variety of must-haves, whether you are visiting, passing through, or thinking of making our city home. It truly features it all – a beautiful harbour and bay, winding

tags: Destination, Lake Huron

Monday, July 22, 2019

The nation’s largest advocacy group for recreational boaters, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is urging Empire State boaters and those who transit the Erie Canal System to have their voices heard at upcoming “Reimagine the Canal” stakeholder sessions this week in Lockport and Brockport and in

tags: Events, Law & Politics, The Great Loop, Travel

Monday, July 22, 2019

As a girl in the early 1970s, I hated wearing gym shoes on the beach of Lake St. Clair’s Gull Island. But with countless rusty beer cans washing ashore, my mother forbid me from playing on the beach barefoot. Thanks to Michigan’s recycling program and improved environmental awareness among boaters, years later, I was able

by: Melissa Walsh

tags: Environmental Impact

Monday, July 22, 2019

World renowned boat manufacturer, Scout Boats has just begun generating clean renewable energy to power their manufacturing facility located in Summerville, SC. During a ceremony held on May 10, the CEO/Founder of Scout Boats, Steve Potts, flipped the switch to unveil the new 592 kilowatt (kW) solar energy system and announce the

tags: Company Expansions, Environmental Impact

Friday, July 19, 2019

LYRA 2019 is a GO!! The Oakville Clubs are pleased to announce that despite historic water levels on the Great Lakes, we are on track with 2019 LYRA Race Week and we are planning for an equally historic Regatta. We can accommodate visiting boats and we have a full slate of social activities and events planned. Please join us as we

tags: Lake Ontario, Racing, Sailing

Friday, July 19, 2019

SwiftKnot is one of this summer’s hottest new boating must-haves! Luckily, SwiftKnot’s owners, Shawn and Laura Jo Roberts, sat down and brought us up to date on what it’s all about. First, tell me, what is the SwiftKnot? Laura Jo: The SwiftKnot is a TEMPORARY docking device that helps take the stress out of coming

tags: Accessories, Do It Yourself (DIY)

Thursday, July 18, 2019

On sea and on land, four Great Lakes Scuttlebutt fans sailed and explored the British Virgin Islands during a seven-day, all expenses paid vacation from April 27-May 4, 2019. The incredible journey was valued at nearly $8000 per couple, yet cost them nothing at all! Just like the magazine itself, this trip was made possible through

tags: Feel Good Story, Promotions & Giveaways

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Cameron Benedict is not aware of any skippers younger than him in this year’s Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race, scheduled for July 20 and now with 220 registered entrants. The Plymouth, Mich. sailor is 26 years old, and last year his father Chris Benedict, who owned the Santana 35 Shape together with Win Cooper

tags: Events, Lake Huron, Racing, Sailing

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Harris has long been recognized as an industry leader in the marine market, not just for quality pontoons, but also for the builder’s commitment to innovation. Now, the company that has long set standards for the marine industry to follow is setting their sights on a new goal: to lead the industry in environmentally friendly

tags: Environmental Impact, History

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

All across America boating season has begun. With some help from the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water, here are six ways boaters can help keep waters clean and be good environmental stewards all summer long. Cleaning and waxing: When making your boat sparkle, understand that some general cleaning soaps may have

tags: Boating 101, Environmental Impact