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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

The Lake Erie Marine Trades Association’s Board of Trustees has chosen Bryan Ralston to lead the organization as President. The move became effective May 1. The announcement was made by LEMTA chairman Jim Armington during the recent Catawba Island Boat Show. “We’re convinced Ralston can lead and energize our

tags: Employment News, Lake Erie

Monday, June 6, 2016

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources, the Michigan State Waterways Commission and the Michigan Boating Industries Association invite residents and visitors to experience the state's abundance of freshwater resources during Michigan Boating Week, June 4-11. The weeklong campaign, which concludes on National Marina Day,

tags: Events, Lake Michigan

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

SkipperBud’s rooted in the Midwest and founded in Wisconsin is adding a new on‐water location in Lake County, Illinois in the resort town of Antioch. SkipperBud’s – Sequoit Harbor is on beautiful Lake Marie (a glacial lake which is part of the 14 lake, Fox Chain O’ Lakes) just south of the

tags: Lake Michigan, Used Boats

Monday, May 9, 2016

Southport Boats of Augusta, Maine has added a new dealer to serve Michigan and the Great Lakes region. Blue Water Marine Brokerage, with a service center in Bay City and a dealership and demonstration location in Port Austin, Michigan will be the first Southport dealer not located on the US Atlantic Coast. Blue Water Marine Brokerage

tags: Lake Michigan, Used Boats

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

This video has great information on our great Lake Erie. Provided to us by the Lake Erie Improvement Association.

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Erie

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is in the middle of its new fish stocking season, and this spring people will see DNR fish stocking trucks releasing their prized recreational cargo at hundreds of lakes and streams throughout the state. Fish stocking is a valuable tool used by fisheries managers to restore, enhance and

tags: Fishing, Lake Michigan

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The first days of spring are attracting boaters and other recreational enthusiasts to their favorite Ohio waters. However, Ohioans should remember that even though the air temperature is getting warmer, the water temperature is still cold. Dressing for the water temperature and wearing a life jacket is extremely important.

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Lake Erie

Friday, April 15, 2016

The Great Lakes Beach Glass and Coastal Arts Festival promoted by Relish Studio and Art Gallery is slated for April 30-May 1, 2016 at the beautiful Bayfront Convention Center in Erie, Pennsylvania. Mark your calendars for a weekend filled with fun, excitement, great art, live music, wine tasting, contests, and more!

tags: Events, Lake Erie

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Great Shipwrecks of NY’s ‘Great’ Lakes Traveling Exhibit developed by New York Sea Grant will be installed at The State University of New York at Albany Gallery, 353 Broadway, Albany, NY, from May 4 to May 27, 2016. Admission to the exhibit from 10 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday is free. The Great

tags: History, Lake Ontario

Friday, April 1, 2016

This year’s 1000 Islands Clayton Spring Boat Show will take place at Cerow Recreation Park Arena – 615 East Line Road, Clayton NY. Hours: Friday: 1 PM – 7 PM Saturday: 9 AM – 7 PM Sunday: 9 AM – 3 PM Admission: Adults: $4 Children: $2 Children 8 & Under: Free Featuring: Runabouts, Fishing Boats,

tags: Boat Show, Lake Ontario