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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Voted as the network WDIV’s “Best of Best” in 2016 and 2017, Belle Maer Harbor marina is a 60 acre full service marina located on Lake St. Clair, Michigan. Since 1983, Eric Foster has served as General Manager and Jim Krause, who joined Belle Maer in 1984, has served as Harbormaster. Belle Maer Harbor marina was one

tags: Awards, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair, Marina

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

There are some key questions to ask yourself about your boat's propeller(s). Is (are) the propeller(s) on my boat sized correctly? Are the vibrations I feel normal to every boating experience? Is my boat using more gas than it should? Is (are) the engine(s) producing the correct RPMs? If you are uncertain about the correct answers to

by: Ray Treudler, Owner of NorthCoast Prop Tech

tags: Lake Erie, Propellers

Monday, January 15, 2018

Boaters choose Reefpoint Marina as their boating destination for many reasons. A safe, deep water harbor that features 921 slips can accommodate just about any size of boat and is conveniently located between Milwaukee and Chicago. Professionally managed by F|3 Marina, a marina management company based out of Milwaukee, Reefpoint

tags: Lake Michigan, Marina

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Calling Kelleys Island “Ohio's best kept secret” might sound cliché, but it’s certainly not far from the truth. Many have never heard of Kelleys Island, despite it being America’s largest Lake Erie island. That’s especially surprising given its location, between Cedar Point and Put-in-Bay, in the

tags: Destination, Lake Erie

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) recently finished the 2017 dredging season, having removed 1,053,042 cubic yards of dredge material from state park lakes and other state properties. Last year, a total of 1,011,458 cubic yards of sediment were removed statewide. “Dredging is critical at our state park lakes to

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Lake Erie

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

With the Great Lakes boating season just a few months away, bring the family and get a jumpstart on the preparations at the 2018 Progressive Insurance Mid-America Boat Show at the I-X Center in Cleveland. Boats of all shapes and sizes, from all the major manufacturers will be on display! Bigger and better each year, this five-day,

tags: Boat Show, Lake Erie

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Bay Marine, a leader in the marine industry for 50 years, now has two convenient locations: Door County, Wis., and Waukegan, Ill. Bay Marine’s Chicago Yachting Center is fully operational in their new sales, service and storage facility. Located at 3 East Madison Street, in the beautiful Waukegan Harbor and just one block

tags: Destination, Lake Michigan

Monday, January 8, 2018

Tucked in Ohio’s most northeast corner is a place where the land is so bountiful that locals can tell you where “the ducks walk on the fish.” Ashtabula County has long been known as an affordable lakeside destination with its 26 miles of Lake Erie shoreline. In the early 20th century, it was a favorite annual

tags: Destination, Lake Erie

Friday, January 5, 2018

Bay Marine, a leader in the marine industry for 50 years, now has two convenient locations: Door County, Wis., and Waukegan, Ill. Bay Marine’s Chicago Yachting Center is fully operational in their new sales, service and storage facility. Located at 3 East Madison Street, in the beautiful Waukegan Harbor and just one block

tags: Company Expansions, Destination, Lake Michigan

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Where else can you hang out on hundreds of boats and RVs and paddle board in the dead of winter in Chicago? The Progressive® Insurance Chicago Boat, RV & Sail Show®, the Midwest’s largest indoor boat show, is dropping anchor at McCormick Place, 2301 South Lake Shore Drive, January 10 – 14, 2018. Packed with

tags: Boat Show, Lake Michigan