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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

Monday, July 9, 2018

Boat names can reveal a lot about the personality, passion and life experiences of a boat owner. This year, BoatUS decoded the most popular boat names ordered through its online boat graphics and lettering service at, producing a revealing list of the Top 10 Boat Names of 2018. Grace – This name reflects

tags: Lifestyle

Friday, July 6, 2018

Interested in property in northern Michigan’s beautiful Presque Isle County? Don’t miss the DNR’s upcoming land sale, starting July 10, where parcels ranging in size from an acre to 32 acres will be available by sealed-bid auction. There are 41 land parcels available, all in Rogers Township. Scott Goeman, manager of

tags: Lake Huron, Lifestyle, Real Estate

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

You may have been working or maybe you were distracted with important deadlines, but April 27-May 5, 2018, were BIG days. For two special winners, these were eight big days of travel in one of the most beautiful areas of the western hemisphere, Antigua - located in the Caribbean Sea. This amazing vacation adventure aboard a sailing

tags: Caribbean Islands, Lifestyle, Promotions & Giveaways, Beyond the Lakes

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

I was locked in a cell that measured about six feet by six feet. There was a concrete floor, no windows, and no furniture. In the middle of the floor was a hole about two inches in diameter. I could only guess at what that was for. The temperature in the cell was about 100 degrees. That figured, as we were not far from the equator.

by: Bob Bitchin

tags: Lifestyle

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

We often hear “it is about the journey, not the destination.” This rings true in many cases but, when I think back to some of the most wonderful family vacations we have had, it honestly was more about the destination for me. My parents have always made “family time” important and do everything in their power

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

tags: Lifestyle

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

In government, data counts. If you can’t measure it, your chances of getting legislative support are nil. That’s why Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) applauds recent congressional action to authorize $1.5 million in funding to continue to measure the economic impact of the outdoor recreation industry

tags: Law & Politics, Lifestyle

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Take cruising from dream to reality with The Boat Galley Podcast, a new podcast that features tips, advice, and how-tos for your cruising adventure. Three experienced cruising women share their best stories in weekly episodes, each with their own individual flair. If you’ve ever had questions about this whole cruising lifestyle,

by: Carolyn Shearlock

tags: Company Expansions, Lifestyle

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Whether you are new to boating or an old salt, you will enjoy the new boating triva game called Capt’n Pike’s Cruising North America. Pike’s Cruising North America is a fun, entertaining, and educational board game with a nautical theme. Do you know how many lighthouses surround Lake Michigan? Or where Angel’s

tags: Great Lakes, Lifestyle

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Not all tropical sailing vacations are alike. Sometimes the fun is the blue water and rum drinks of the destination, but, other times, the journey is the adventure. This was the case during a recent trip to help two cruising couples bring their boats through the Panama Canal. This was a ‘bucket list’ trip for my wife and

by: Ken Quant, Broad Reach Marketing

tags: Travel, Lifestyle, South Coast