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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy has confirmed the presence of European frogbit, a prohibited invasive aquatic plant, in Michigan's lower Grand River immediately upstream of Grand Haven in Ottawa County and in Pentwater Lake in Oceana County. European frogbit was first detected in southeast Michigan in 1996 and

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

Monday, September 9, 2019

Harris Pontoons continue to set a new bar in the marine industry, officially launching the all-new Solstice 230 and 250 models. Both the 230 and the 250 are the first Harris pontoon models to offer CZone digital switching capabilities with best-in-class electrical infrastructure. The pre-programmed, single-touch modes give the boater

tags: New Boat Models

Monday, September 9, 2019

The Eastland Disaster Historical Society (EDHS), now in its 21st year of honoring those affected by Chicago’s deadliest disaster, announces that it will transition from a family-run, not-for-profit organization to a key asset within several iconic Chicago area institutions including the Newberry Library, Chicago Genealogical

tags: History, Lake Michigan

Monday, September 9, 2019

Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show (NIBS), announced today show information for those planning on attending the 49th annual Show September 12-15, 2019. One of the largest in-water shows in the country, and the kick-off to the boat show season, NIBS will host exhibitors from around the

tags: Boat Show, East Coast

Friday, September 6, 2019

Recently made available in June, Phillippe Builders - known throughout Northwest Indiana for building quality custom homes – has new single-family homes, townhomes, and paired villas opening at Marina Shores, a luxurious waterfront and maintenance-free gated community just steps away from the Indiana Dunes State Park. Available

tags: Lake Michigan, Real Estate

Thursday, September 5, 2019

All good things come to an end. When it is time for that last cruise of the year, most owners already have a solid plan of how to get their boat safely through the winter. Boaters who have just completed their first season, however, regularly ask us at Pantaenius what to look out for in winter storage. The following tips provide a

by: John Bishara, Director, Newport, Rhode Island office, Pantaenius America Ltd.

tags: Insurance, Storage

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Scandinavian design is generally understood to be an environmentally conscious, holistic view in which functionality is central. Proportion, form, function, and materials in combination should fulfill a clear purpose; to ensure that the comfort, safety, and sea keeping abilities of every boat are as good as they can possibly be when

tags: Brokerage, Dealerships

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), with its ever expanding fleet of superyachts, sport fishing vessels, go-fast boats, submersibles, and everything in between, will soon be pulling into port. Besides a flotilla of over-the-top vessels from a Mansion Yacht made entirely of stainless steel, to the largest mega-yacht in

tags: Boat Show, South Coast

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The best blind sailors in the world will gather on Lake Ontario at the start of September to compete for the 2019 Blind Fleet Racing World Championship. The teams will race on Shark 24 keelboats, all equipped with North Sails inventories, and representatives of the North Sails Toronto loft will be onsite supporting the event and

tags: Canada, Event, Events, Lake Ontario, Racing, Sailing

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Ready to dive in maritime history? Look no further than the Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Manitowoc’s rich shipbuilding heritage forms the foundation of the region’s largest maritime museum on the shores of Lake Michigan. Area shipyards were building graceful wooden sailing schooners in the 19th

tags: Event, Events, History, Lake Michigan