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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Goodrich Park in Whitehall, Mich., has been the location for a boat show for over 20 years, but this year’s boat show will be shifting gears and adding classic cars. Organized by the West Michigan Old Speckled Hen MG Car Club, the White Lake Classic Boat and Car Show will offer spectators a wide variety. The Vietnam-era Patrol

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Boat Show, Lake Michigan

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

The 2018 Sunset Bay Walleye ShootOut is slated for Friday, July 20 (Big Fish Friday) and Saturday, July 21 for the Main event. The tournament is officially the highest paying walleye tournament in the country, with cash and prizes exceeding $150,000.00 for a one-day, walleye shootout. Angler’s are coming from all over the

tags: Events, Fishing, Lake Erie

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, July 3, 2018

Alcohol and boating is a dangerous combination on the water, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Alcohol use while boating is the leading factor in boater deaths nationwide. Last weekend during Operation Dry Water, which is a nationwide crackdown initiative aimed at removing impaired boaters from public

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Lake Erie, Law & Politics, Safety

Monday, July 2, 2018

Held annually the third weekend of July, the SCS Aqua Fest takes place in the heart of one of Michigan’s top regional destinations: the Nautical Mile, a legendary mile‐long stretch of coastal businesses, restaurants, marinas, and shops located along Jefferson Avenue between 9 and 10 Mile Roads in St. Clair Shores. Held

tags: Events, Lake Erie, Lake St Clair

Sunday, July 1, 2018

On the northwestern shores of Lake Erie, just a short ride up the Maumee River, sits the center of downtown Toledo. From family fun to a romantic getaway, there’s something to do for everyone, and boaters have ideal access to the fun. For a romantic weekend, you can enjoy prime riverfront hotel accommodations at

tags: Destination, Lake Erie

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Uniquely situated at the easternmost tip of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in Lake Huron, at the mouth of the St. Mary’s River and Canada’s Georgian Bay, Drummond Island is a boater’s paradise with wide open expanses of unspoiled fresh water and little to no boating congestion. Its protected waters provide a haven

tags: Destination, Lake Huron

Sunday, July 1, 2018

It is often said that the water of Northern Michigan displays such various shades of blue that it could be mistaken for the Caribbean. These waters call to weekend warriors as well as avid wanderers, and Charlevoix and Beaver Island have been welcoming these visitors for centuries. Located approximately 25 nautical miles off the coast

tags: Destination, Lake Michigan