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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The Toledo Sail and Power Squadron urges boaters to take the time each season to schedule a Vessel Safety Check (VSC) to determine if the boat is in compliance with federal and state boating laws. Each VSC is free of charge, a public service provided by Toledo Sail & Power Squadron “America’s Boating Club” and

tags: Safety, Lake Erie

Friday, May 24, 2019

Want to learn the basics of powerboating or brush up on your skills? The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water together with Fleet Boat Club offer a choice of two fun on-water boat training courses taught aboard single-engine powerboats: Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves, Saturday, June 8, at the

tags: Lake Ontario, Women in Boating, Education

Thursday, May 23, 2019

With the amount of rainfall that Ohio has received this spring, the Lake Erie water levels continue to rise. Lake Erie water levels are currently at near record highs, will remain high and are anticipated to peak in the month of June. Lake levels will then begin to subside due to a normal seasonal decline. All of the Great Lakes are

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Lake Erie

Friday, May 17, 2019

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and the National Safe Boating Council are kicking off the annual Safe Boating Campaign the weekend before Memorial Day with National Safe Boating Week held May 18-24, with important safety reminders for boaters as the busy boating season gears up. “Don’t just have your life

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

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Minneapolis has several nicknames and taglines that have stuck over the years, but the one the city hangs its hat on is the “City of Lakes.” With 22 lakes within the city limits, this moniker fits. The water does not stop at lakes, however. The Mississippi River, which begins in north central Minnesota at Lake Itasca on

tags: Destination, Lake Superior

Thursday, May 16, 2019

For an owner who appreciates originality and an elite look, Altima Yachts’ 38-foot Xcape Sport Family Edition (SFE) is a boat that will appeal to the serious angler, as well as to families that enjoy entertaining and overnighting. With a beam of 13 feet, 2 inches, you can count on an extremely stable platform. Triple Evinrude

tags: Lake Michigan, New Boat Models

Thursday, May 16, 2019

The 31st annual Great Lakes Boating Festival kicks off the 2019 boating season at Grosse Pointe Yacht Club May 17-19. This public event is free for all who want to experience a boat show and festival in a beautiful marina atmosphere in Southeast Michigan. With boats from 16- to 80-ft in length in land and in the water, buyers are

tags: Boat Show, Lake Erie, Lake St Clair

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Want to learn the basics of powerboating or brush up on your skills? The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water together with Freedom Boat Club Chicago offer a choice of two fun on-water boat training courses taught aboard single-engine powerboats: Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves, Saturday, June 1 at

tags: Education, Events, Lake Michigan, Women in Boating

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Mercury Marine, the world leader in marine propulsion and technology has officially broken ground on a new 30,000 square foot addition to its propeller casting facility. When complete, Mercury’s propeller facilities total footprint will encompass 90,000 square feet. The expansion, which was officially announced during an event

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Michigan, Propellers

Monday, May 13, 2019

The Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race, America’s greatest and longest-consecutively held freshwater sailing competition, is readying for its 95th edition on July 20, and organizers are working to “keep it safe, keep it fun, and keep it real.” “With a June 4 deadline for entry, we have crossed the

tags: Events, Lake Huron, Racing, Sailing