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Wednesday, December 23, 2020

An all-encompassing report on recreational boating activity in the U.S. is giving the U.S. Coast Guard, policymakers and the boating community the ability to shape smart boating safety policy into the future. Issued last week by the Coast Guard, The National Recreational Boating Safety Survey (NRBSS) looks at boating participation

tags: Great Lakes

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

America’s Boating Club® recently announced the launch of a powerful new mobile resource for boaters – the America’s Boating Club app. Offering an all-in-one information asset for a great day on the water, the new application for smartphones and tablets provides nautical reference information, access to

tags: Software & Apps

Monday, December 21, 2020

The Limestone® Boat Company, a heritage brand recently re-launched with new ownership, ideals, and a revamped model line-up, has initially partnered with 13 dealer locations across parts of the U.S. & Canada to represent, market, and service its product. USA Dealers Oyster Harbors Marine (3 locations) Essex, CT; Osterville,

tags: Company Expansions, Dealerships

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is advising boaters with vessels that have a U.S. Coast Guard Certificate of Documentation to be wary of any letter arriving by U.S. mail offering renewal. BoatUS advises that while the Coast Guard does send official annual renewal notices by U.S. mail, other notices being

tags: Education, Great Lakes

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Invasive species can cause harm to the environment, the economy, and in rare cases, human health. Many invasive species can hitchhike from one waterbody to another by the movement of boats, trailers, and gear. Fortunately, there are simple steps boaters can take to prevent the introduction and spread of harmful aquatic invasive

by: Kevin Walters, Aquatic Biologist, Michigan Dept. of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE)

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Eldean Shipyard recently installed and activated its second solar installation to generate electricity on-site at the marina! The new, larger solar installation produces 97 kWh of electricity, nearly 1.5x more than the initial 66 kWh array. Like their first solar installation in 2014, these solar panels are installed on the roof of a

tags: Environmental Impact

Friday, December 18, 2020

Boaters looking to buy themselves a Christmas gift may be thinking about adding some “bling” to the boat – multicolored decorative LED deck and space lighting. Just don’t light your boat up like a Christmas tree, says the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water. Extra lights installed in the wrong

tags: Lighting, Safety

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Three members of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Conservation Teen Advisory Council (ConTAC) will share their passion for preserving and protecting Ohio’s waters with the Great Lakes Commission at its annual meeting that took place on Thursday, November 19, 2020. The Great Lakes Commission is composed of

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Lake Erie

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Godfrey Marine, manufacturer of pontoons built with enduring quality and superior craftsmanship, announced today its all new range of AquaPatio Pontoons. Completely restyled for the 2021 model year, the new AquaPatio product line of high-end performance pontoons offer crisp, sporty styling inside and out. Greatly enhancing

tags: New Boat Models

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, announced that, as part of GivingTuesday, the organization will inspire generosity by launching a matching gift challenge from GEICO. Supporting its work to assist Coast Guard

tags: Charity, Feel Good Story

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