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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The ‘Gateway to Michigan,’ New Buffalo is a charming beach and harbor town set on the majestic southern shore of Lake Michigan. Known for small-town character and elevated amenities, New Buffalo is a uniquely friendly and walkable destination for boaters with a taste for great food, drinks, and adventure. No car needed.

tags: Destinations, Lake Michigan

Monday, April 30, 2018

Hoty Marine Group has been in the marine industry since 1983, with the purchase of Venetian Marina and the manufacturing facilities of the Inland Seas Co., builders of the Steel Clipper, in Sandusky, Ohio. After major renovations, including over 400 floating, full-service docks ranging from 25’ to 50’, Venetian opened to a

tags: Lake Erie, Marina

Monday, April 30, 2018

After a lengthy survey gathering data from millions of online guest reviews covering all types of Canadian lodging, Australian-based HotelsCombined has awarded The Sportsman’s Inn their official Recognition of Excellence for 2018. This award is in recognition of consistently achieving the highest standards, representing the top

tags: Awards, Georgian Bay, Lake Huron

Friday, April 27, 2018

Five streams removed from list of 10-brook-trout bag limit streams Anglers heading out for the trout season opener at the end of the month will have portions of nearly 40 Upper Peninsula trout streams where an additional five brook trout may be kept as part of the daily bag limit. The new regulation approved last fall added a suite

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

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

For Captain Jeff Lorass, a 1985 Mound Westonka High School graduate, his path in life took him from Minnesota to Florida for a career in service-related work and family. Now he’s back to Lake Minnetonka as the new owner of the 24-hour on water towing service TowBoatUS Lake Minnetonka. Joining him in the family-run business are

tags: Company Expansions, Inland Boating, Lake Superior, Towing

Monday, April 23, 2018

A few years ago, the father of Ohio resident and marine business owner Bert Ammerman purchased a rigid-hull inflatable boat from Brig Boats. While not a well-known brand in the United States, Brig was Europe’s largest manufacturer of recreational RIBs and the world’s largest manufacturer of RIB’s longer than 10

tags: Lake Erie, Company Expansions, Inflatable Boats

Friday, April 20, 2018

The 2018 Lake Ontario Offshore Racing Guide is now available in hard copy and online at our website loor.ca. Distributed to most yacht clubs, marinas and chandleries surrounding Lake Ontario, the 2018 edition provides sailors – both racers and cruisers – with a variety of articles and resources on numerous nautical

tags: Great Lakes, Lake Ontario, Sailing

Friday, April 13, 2018

The Finger Lakes region is known for producing excellent wine, being enveloped in fantastic greenery and lakes, and boasting some of the most historical sites in all of the country. With whimsical museums like The Strong Museum of Play in Rochester and boaters’ favorite Finger Lakes Boating Museum located in the 2012

tags: Destination, Lake Ontario

Monday, April 9, 2018

Superior and Douglas County, located in the northwestern corner of Wisconsin, is an area that is full of opportunities for outdoor recreation. With hundreds of miles of ATV and snowmobile trails, thousands of acres of pristine forests, rivers, and waterfalls, and the beautiful Lake Superior, an adventure awaits! Take your pick from a

tags: Destination, Lake Superior

Friday, April 6, 2018

With boating season fast approaching, consider motoring across the water on your craft to the glistening shoreline of Lake Huron, where you’ll see picturesque scenery everywhere! If you are looking for a new place to enjoy beauty, hospitality, and pure Michigan fun, look no further than the beautiful Tawas Bay area. This quaint,

tags: Destination, Lake Huron