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Friday, December 29, 2017

Releasing a new PFD to the marketplace is a lengthy task that consists of testing each of its materials. The completed product is then submitted to and tested by UL (Underwriters Laboratories). Printing or tagging must be approved and only then is a Coast Guard number of approval assigned. After all these steps are completed, which

by: Capt. Fred Davis

tags: Kids & Pets, Safety

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Cedar Point’s rich history began as a simple bathing beach and bathhouse in 1870. Today, Cedar Point still is the summertime destination for families from all over the world with 70 rides, including 17 roller coasters, a mile-long beach, five hotel properties, beautiful marinas and now, the new Cedar Point Shores Waterpark,

tags: Destination, Kids & Pets, Lake Erie

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Few memories last as long as those surrounding your first fishing trip ( family’s first RV trip maybe? ). You probably still remember the sights, sounds and smiles of the occasion vividly, and you probably look back on the outing fondly. Now, so many years later, it is time to introduce your children to angling. You certainly

by: Ben Team

tags: Fishing, Kids & Pets

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Grab a fishing rod and enjoy some of the finest fishing Michigan has to offer during the 2017 Summer Free Fishing Weekend, June 10-11. That Saturday and Sunday, everyone – residents and non-residents alike – can fish without a license, though all other fishing regulations still apply. Additionally, during

tags: Fishing, Kids & Pets

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Across the United States, there are over 550 BoatUS Foundation Life Jacket Loaner sites that collectively loan out children’s life jackets more than 140,000 times each year. That makes it one of the largest and most successful boating safety programs in the country. Becoming a new loaner site is now easier with an application

tags: Kids & Pets, Safety

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Two Detroit area organizations are being recognized for their support of a Detroit-based youth learn to sail program. On August 5, 2016, the Grosse Pointe Youth Nautical Education Program (GPYNEF) and Kean’s Marina will be recognized at the 2016 Challenge the Wind Youth Sailing Program graduation ceremony. Challenge the Wind

tags: Education, Kids & Pets, Lake St. Clair, Sailing

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

As air and water temperatures warm, New York Sea Grant is reminding people with dogs tht enjoy waterfront areas about the health risk posed by harmful algal blooms or HABs. Freshwater HABs are overgrowths of blue-green algae, known as cyanobacteria, that impact water quality and may produce deadly toxins. David B. MacNeill, a New

tags: Environmental Impact, Kids & Pets

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Boat owners who bring dogs aboard their boat, know how dogs struggle to rebound from the water. With no support below them, dogs need their owners to drag them up from the boat or push them up from the water. This is dangerous for both the dog and the owner. Pet Loader H2O makes it easy for a dog to board a boat from the water. Pet

tags: Kids & Pets

Friday, March 25, 2016

Skippers have sailed with dogs and cats aboard for centuries, so how difficult can it be to manage your pets on board? Just plop Fido or Fluffy on your yacht and push off, right? Not so fast! Pantaenius America wants four-legged crew members to sail as safely as the yacht owners we insure. And to make that happen, we’ve

tags: Kids & Pets

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

From an overnight freshwater sail to a year-long deep-sea cruise—and everything in between—each time you take your kids aboard your yacht, you sow the seeds for a lifetime love of boating. And that’s a very good thing. According to a recent survey conducted by Impulse Research Corporation, nurturing this passion

tags: Kids & Pets

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