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Friday, July 20, 2018

The results are in. The Team Challenge winners for the Lake Ontario 300 are: In the Main Duck course, sponsored by Sperry First Place - Bronte Harbour Yacht Club with a team composed of: ‘Ruffian’ - Peter Wells ‘It's a Conspiracy’- Adrian Hanley ‘Suspect’- Bryan Sims Second Place - ABYC Team

tags: Awards, Lake Ontario, Racing, Sailing

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Evinrude® recently announced a Guinness World Records(TM) title for the most barefoot water-skiers pulled behind a single boat. Powered by three 300-horsepower Evinrude E-TEC® G2® engines, 32 performers entered the water at Wolf River in Shawano, Wisconsin, to break the record. Completed on September 10, 2017, the official

tags: Awards

Thursday, July 19, 2018

More than 11,000 inland lakes, 3,200-plus miles of Great Lakes shoreline, and rivers that stretch over 51,000 miles – that’s a lot of reasons to love the Great Lakes State. In fact, there’s no spot in Michigan more than 6 miles from an inland lake or wetland. These inland waters, like other natural treasures, must

tags: Boating 101, Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact

Thursday, July 19, 2018

For the past 28 years, the Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) Consumer Protection Dispute Resolution Program has gone to bat thousands of times for BoatUS members seeking help after disputes arise with boat purchases, repairs, or other service issues. This free service offered to BoatUS members often gets successful

tags: Boating 101, Service & Repair, Used Boats

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Got toys? The more, the merrier! The Summer Issue of Great Lakes Scuttlebutt focuses on ‘water toys’ and all of the non-traditional ways you can have fun on the water. Some people are avid wake boarders, or kite surfers, or love playing on jet skis or water skis. Whatever your water hobby of choice, there are numerous ways

by: Megan Meisler, Co-Owner of Loadmaster Trailer Co. Ltd.

tags: Lifestyle, Trailers

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Years ago, local business leaders asked Toledo-area residents to come up with a catch-phrase that captured their feelings about living in Toledo. The winning phrase from 7,000 entries was “You Will Do Better in Toledo.” More than 100 years later, that slogan still resonates today. In fact, the nearly 300,000 Toledo-area

tags: Destination, Lake Erie

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) awarded its 2018 NMRA Maritime Trades Scholarship of $2,500 to Kaila Kotkiewicz of Sayville, New York. Established in 2008, it's given to an outstanding student pursuing education that will lead to a career in the marine industry. Robert Guerrieri of Atlantic Marketing Company

tags: Awards, Education, Kids & Pets

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

It truly is great to hear the abundant fishing reports coming in from all across the Great Lakes. 2018 will be a year to remember, mark my words. It seems no matter who I talk to and no matter where they are fishing, fishing is great. There is simply nothing more, as fishermen, that we can ask for than just that. Lake Ontario Fishing

by: Captain Rob Westcott, Legacy Sportfishing

tags: Fishing, Great Lakes

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Warmer weather is here to stay and that means it’s time to get your water gear ready for some fun in the sun! If you’ve been storing your water toys during the off season, they probably have accumulated some dirt and maybe even some creepy crawly friends, too. Before you toss your rafts, kayaks, and other toys in the water

tags: Cleaners, Towables, Water Toys

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

NOAA and its research partners predict that western Lake Erie will experience a harmful algal bloom (HAB) of cyanobacteria this summer that is smaller than in 2017 but larger than the mild bloom in 2016. Scientists expect this year’s bloom to measure 6 on the severity index, but could range between 5 and 7.5. The severity index

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Erie