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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

More and more people are seeking experiences instead of accumulating more things. What better way to close out the year than to give back to the environment and feed your soul. Travel experiences provide memories that will last a lifetime, as opposed to items that get tossed aside by the next holiday season. Bee + Hive, a

tags: Beyond the Lakes, Environmental Impact, Travel

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: Lifestyle, Great Lakes

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Keep the “Spirit” of boating alive and introduce a young person to boating ... while you are at it, take a photograph and/or create a 30 second video (maximum length) of you boating with a young person and send it to us for a chance to win special prizes for you and your family and friends. Top three photographs and

tags: Promotions & Giveaways, Kids & Pets

Monday, June 18, 2018

Detailing the boat can seem like a daunting task, but when you break it up into segments, it’s a lot easier to accomplish. The trick is to start with the dirtiest tasks and then progress to the easier ones. Step 1: Removing Tough Dirt and Stains on Topsides Dirty water flows down, so you want to begin cleaning the topsides

tags: Cleaners

Monday, June 18, 2018

Port Huron, located on the eastern shores of Michigan, is excited to welcome The Antique and Classic Boat Society’s Annual Meeting and International Boat Show September 9-15. This will be a wonderful time to view an incredible showcase of vessels, explore the waterways and shoreline towns, as well as pay tribute to the nautical

tags: Lake Huron, Lake St. Clair, Destination

Monday, June 18, 2018

The Department of Natural Resources confirmed the catch of a new state record black buffalo on June 12. The fish, a member of the sucker family, was caught by Brandonn Kramer of Muskegon, Michigan at 11:30 p.m. on Friday, May 25 on the Grand River in Ottawa County. Assistance was provided by Kramer’s friend and fishing cohort,

tags: Fishing, Dept of Natural Resources

Friday, June 15, 2018

We have been getting many inquiries about the state of the British Virgin Islands, since Irma’s devastation now eight months back. Just recently, one of our booked groups from the Oakville Power Boat Club returned after being well briefed on what to expect. The overall sentiment from people in the group was, “This was our

by: Capt Greg Marlo

tags: Charters, Destination, Caribbean Islands

Friday, June 15, 2018

Michigan’s historic effort to reintroduce Arctic grayling to the state’s waters will be supported by a $5,000 grant from the Oleson Foundation to the Department of Natural Resources. To develop Michigan’s broodstock – a group of mature fish used for breeding – the DNR plans to source wild Arctic grayling

tags: Fishing, Environmental Impact

Friday, June 15, 2018

Now that summer boating season is here, it’s time to open the boat. But if a foul smell hits you when you remove the shrinkwrap, reach for a Star brite NosGuard SG Boat Odor Eliminator. Boat Odor Eliminators utilize patented, EPA-registered Chlorine Dioxide (ClO2) technology to permanently eliminate foul odors caused by mold,

tags: Cleaners

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Weems & Plath is pleased to announce that the award winning CrewWatcher MOB alarm is now available in-stores and online. This man overboard alarm system, demonstrated at the Annapolis Fall Boat Shows and Progressive Miami International Boat Show, can now be found for purchase at both your favorite marine store and online at

tags: Safety, Accessories