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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Now that registration has closed and the numbers are in, 197 teams are preparing to compete in the 2018 Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race, scheduled for July 14. With 93 years of tradition behind it, this unique distance race, with two courses that start on lower Lake Huron and finish at Mackinac Island, has a knack for bringing

tags: Events, Racing, Sailing

Thursday, July 12, 2018

The year was 1859, Oregon was becoming the 33rd state in the US, and James Buchanan was President. In Boston, Jacob Edson was hard at work, developing a solution for the coastal and offshore Gloucester schooner fishing fleet – a solution known today as the diaphragm pump! This invention proved to be a huge success for the

tags: Accessories, Decorative

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Enbridge Energy Partners has delivered to the State of Michigan three reports that examine possible measures and technologies to mitigate potential leaks from Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac and at water crossings throughout Michigan. The three studies were delivered by their June 30 deadlines set in a November 2017 agreement

tags: Environmental Impact, Law & Politics

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Weego, innovators of compact, safe and reliable portable jump starting power packs, heats up boating season by recently launching a powerful new online offer for boaters – a free 1-year BoatU.S. Membership with the purchase of any Weego jump starter. “We’ve already seen synergies from our partnership with BoatU.S.,

tags: Batteries & Chargers, Boat Club, Coupons & Discounts

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Just about everything that drops on to the deck of your boat is apt to end up in the bilge, including excess water spray and rain water. However, regardless of the very important nature of the bilge, skippers often overlook checking it regularly. During my years of marine salvage experience, I had many calls to recover vessels that

by: Capt. Fred Davis

tags: Boating 101, Service & Repair

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Bilge pumps are an essential line of defense for keeping your boat afloat. The majority of sinkings occur at the dock or mooring, and, in the worst cases, without your knowledge. With the NAUTIC-ON Smart Boating System, you can remotely monitor your boat’s key systems, including bilge pump activity as well as engine status,

tags: Electronics, Software & Apps

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

A national exhibit on water is likely to create waves of interest across Michigan now through spring 2019. The Smithsonian’s Water/Ways exhibit, highlighting ways that water intersects with our environment, history, economy and culture, will make stops in six communities. The Michigan Water Heritage Project will travel with

tags: Environmental Impact, Great Lakes, History

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Lowrance®, a world-leader in fishing electronics since 1957, scored a trifecta this weekend as Lowrance professional anglers – led by Ish Monroe, who notched his fifth Elite Series career victory – took the top three spots at the 2018 Bassmaster Elite at the Mississippi River in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Monroe, the

tags: Awards, Fishing

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Pete Beauregard, Jr., President and Owner of Colony Marine in Michigan is pleased to announce the appointment of David Giles to the position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We are extremely excited to have Dave onboard our Colony Marine team,” announced Beauregard. “With his accomplished career in the

tags: Employment News, Lake Erie

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Today, the US Water Alliance awarded its prestigious US Water Prize to winners in six categories. Awarded on an annual basis, the US Water Prize celebrates outstanding achievement in the advancement of sustainable, integrated, and inclusive solutions to our nation's water challenges. It is the pre-eminent national recognition program

tags: Awards, Environmental Impact