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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

COLUMBUS, OH - The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is offering boating and boating education opportunities to help celebrate the designation of June as 'Ohio Goes Boating Month' by the 132nd Ohio General Assembly. The House Bill 84 designation highlights Ohio’s thriving boating and tourism industry. In an effort to

tags: Boating 101, Dept of Natural Resources, Events, Lake Erie

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

PUT-IN-BAY, OHIO -The Put-in-Bay Township Park District along with partners the National Park Service Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program and Ohio Sea Grant announces the release of a new publication: the Lake Erie Islands Water Trails guide. A ribbon cutting ceremony marking the grand opening of the trails will be held

tags: Canoes & Kayaks, Lake Erie

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

(Toledo, OH) – As an integral part of the mission of the National Museum of the Great Lakes, our crew is dedicated to shipwreck discovery, archaeology and preservation. With the formation of the Peachman Great Lakes Shipwreck Research Program in 2001, we solidified our commitment to our submerged cultural resources.

tags: Events, Lake Erie, Shipwrecks

Monday, May 22, 2017

The Door County Maritime Museum at Gills Rock will open May 26-28 for Memorial Day weekend. The museum will open daily for the season on June 3 and remain open through October 15, 2017. After taking the scenic trip to the tip of Door County, visitors will find a wealth of maritime history awaiting them at the Door County Maritime

tags: Events, History, Lake Michigan

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Wednesday, June 7: 2016 Awards Banquet Thursday, June 8: TYC Mills Party Friday, June 9: Mills Trophy Race Sunday, June 11: PIB Flag Awards The Toledo Yacht Club and the Storm Trysail Club will host the 94th running of the Mills Trophy Race on Friday, June 09, 2017. The race from the Toledo Harbor Light to Put-in-Bay will be sailed

tags: Lake Erie, Racing

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The National Museum of the Great Lakes will be hosting a family friendly concert this Saturday, May 20 at 6:30pm, by the Boys of Bay City featuring historic 19th century sea shanties. The concert will be performed on board the USS Brig Niagara, which will be docked at the museum this weekend for private events. The Niagara will be

tags: Events, History, Lake Erie

Monday, May 15, 2017

As the boating season begins, wearing a life jacket is key to boating safely in the Buckeye State. Ohio will kick off National Safe Boating Week, May 20-26, by holding nine “Ready, Set, Wear It!” life jacket safety awareness events across the state, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

tags: Lake Erie, Safety

Friday, May 12, 2017

Walstrom Marine announces the opening of its newest location in Traverse City. As a premier boat sales and service center in Northern Michigan with locations currently in Harbor Springs, Bay Harbor, and Cheboygan, Walstrom Marine is further expanding its footprint to include the greater Traverse City area. "This has been a desire of

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Michigan, Service & Repair, Used Boats

Friday, May 12, 2017

Traveling to a world-class performing arts center by boat is a special experience not found in many communities around Michigan or the United States. In the freshwater-focused Great Lakes region of Northern Michigan, the newest performing arts venue – the Great Lakes Center for the Arts, opening in summer of 2018 - will offer

tags: Destination, Lake Michigan

Thursday, May 11, 2017

A hallmark of a great service facility is a commitment to continuous improvement. MarineMax Port Clinton is a perfect example. As the world’s largest and most trusted recreational marine dealer, MarineMax has been serving the Port Clinton area for more than three decades. Their service technicians have 111 combined years of

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Erie, Used Boats