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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Inflatable boats have come a long way from the early part of the 20th century where they evolved from the airship industry. RFD in England and Zodiac in France began to see the usefulness of the rubber-coated materials that were used in constructing their hydrogen airships. In 1919, RFD began to develop a line of lifesaving rafts that

tags: Inflatable Boats, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair, Service & Repair

Monday, March 5, 2018

A hidden gem located in Harrison Township and serving the community for over 34 years, Belle Maer Harbor Marina is a 60 acre resort-style marina that is located on Lake St. Clair’s Anchor Bay, north of the Clinton River and close to Lake St. Clair Metropark, the three (North, Middle & South) Channel Shipping lanes,

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

Thursday, February 15, 2018

What began as a one-man mobile operation in 1979 has grown to a 35,000 sq. ft. facility with several divisions and one hundred employees. Owner John Bowen began in a men’s clothing store constructing leather products along with the clothing in the tailoring department. His knowledge led him to launch Dockside Canvas and he

tags: Canvas & Upholstery, Flooring, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Everyone in Michigan is invited to fish for free Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 17 and 18, for the 2018 Winter Free Fishing Weekend. A license is not required to fish those two days, but all other fishing regulations still apply. These two days make up #MiFreeFishingWeekend – an annual effort to promote Michigan’s world-class

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing, Lake Michigan, Lake St. Clair

Thursday, February 8, 2018

The Detroit Boat Show will cruise into Cobo Center February 17-25, celebrating the 60th “Diamond” anniversary of the event. The show, like the boating industry, is growing again this year, covering 420,000 square feet with everything boating. After another successful boating season in Michigan, exhibitors vie for the few

tags: Boat Show, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair

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

Friday, December 22, 2017

The Detroit Boat Show will cruise into Cobo Center February 17-25, celebrating the 60th “Diamond” anniversary of the event. The show, like the boating industry is growing again this year, covering 420,000 square feet with everything boating. After another successful boating season in Michigan, exhibitors vie for the few

tags: Boat Show, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair

Monday, November 27, 2017

Michigan’s first look at new 2018 boat designs, technology, and styling will be in early January at the Lansing Boat Show in Downtown Lansing. Celebrating its 20th year, the Boat Show offers boating enthusiasts a nice break from the winter weather with over 40 manufacturers represented by up to 10 Michigan boat dealers.

tags: Boat Show, Inland Boating, Lake St. Clair

Saturday, October 7, 2017

SkipperBud's has acquired Island Cove Marina on Cass Lake at 3981 Cass Elizabeth Rd, Waterford, MI 48328. The new name will be SkipperBud's - Cass Lake Marina. The marina is currently full service with 125 floating docks, fuel dock, brokerage sales, service, and repair facilities, and a large dry-stack storage building. The marina is

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair

Friday, September 1, 2017

Mark your calendar! The eighth annual Metro Boat Show at Lake St. Clair Metropark, coming September 14-17, is an in-water boat show with hundreds of boats from 10ft to more than 50-ft. in length on display and for sale at great end-of-season prices from quality boat brokers and dealers. The show is expanding this year with more boat

tags: Boat Show, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair