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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Albemarle Boats is pleased to announce that construction is now underway on a new 27-foot Dual Console model. The Albemarle 27 DC will debut in the Fall of 2018 as the company celebrates its 40th Anniversary. This will be a new product direction as the company has enjoyed a long history of building offshore sportfishing boats, the

tags: New Boat Models

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Since the theme in this Summer Issue is about “Water Toys,” it made me think back on all the money I spent over the past 40+ years buying the latest “new thing” for me and my three boys to try out. It started in the late ’70s when my three sons, ages 7 and the twins 4, were just learning to swim and

by: Captain Dennis J Mykols

tags: Lifestyle, Towables, Water Toys

Monday, August 20, 2018

Ryan Rickaby dreamed of one day following in his father's footsteps and having his artwork grace one of the state's trout stamps. Now the avid angler has achieved that honor twice over in one year and given his father a run for his money. Artwork by Rickaby, 22, of Suamico, will be featured on the Great Lakes Salmon and Trout Stamp

tags: Awards, Fishing

Monday, August 20, 2018

My name is Nicole Hartshorn, THE RIVER GAL. I am a wife, mother of two small children, and author of River Entertaining — Food and Drink Ideas for Boaters in the Thousand Islands. My husband, Captain Tom, our two children (the skippers), and I are avid boaters on the St. Lawrence River. For those of you who are not familiar

tags: Recipes

Friday, August 17, 2018

The New York Sea Grant (NYSG) Board of Governors and Stony Brook University Provost Michael Bernstein have approved the appointment of Katherine Bunting-Howarth, Ph.D., J.D., as Interim Director of the NYSG Institute. Bunting-Howarth has served as an Associate Director of New York Sea Grant since 2011; she will continue as Assistant

tags: Employment News, Lake Ontario, Women in Boating

Friday, August 17, 2018

The new Schaefer 580 motoryacht has no steering wheel at the helm station – only a Volvo Penta joystick. The new joystick-controlled motoryacht, powered by twin Volvo Penta 670 hp IPS800s, made its debut at the recent 2018 Rio Boat Show. Márcio Schaefer, CEO of Brazil’s largest yachtbuilder, said: “At

tags: Electronics, Engines, Navigation, New Boat Models

Friday, August 17, 2018

Toledo has always been a hotbed of powerboat activity, from as far back as the 1913 Centennial Regatta, through the years up to the Portside heyday of the 1980s. Destinations such as the Presque Isle Amusement Park, Walbridge Park, and the Lake Erie Park and Casino made for great boating entertainment on the Maumee River and Lake

by: David Ramsey, Owner

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Boat Show, History, Lake Erie, Service & Repair

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: Destination, Lake Michigan

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Mercury Marine, the world leader in marine propulsion and technology, was presented a Wisconsin Business Friend of the Environment Award on Wednesday in Madison. This is the second time in four years that Mercury has won the award, also winning the honors in 2014. The Business Friend of the Environment Awards highlights the actions

tags: Awards, Engines, Environmental Impact

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Uniquely situated at the easternmost tip of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in Lake Huron, at the mouth of the St. Mary’s River and Canada’s Georgian Bay, Drummond Island is a boater’s paradise with wide open expanses of unspoiled fresh water and little to no boating congestion. Its protected waters provide a haven

tags: Destination, Lake Huron