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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Liz is in need of a 14'+ Zodiac-type boat, to borrow or rent, for swimmer assistance to support the 34.5 mile Lake Huron swim on August 10th weekend, 2018, from Port Sanilac, MI to Port Franks, Ontario Canada. My name is Elizabeth “Liz” Fry from Westport, Connecticut. Although I am American, I began my open water

tags: Events, Lake Huron, Women in Boating

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Great Lakes Sailing Co., owned and operated by Dave and Kristen Conrad, is now the exclusive distributor of Jeanneau sailboats and yachts for Western Lower Michigan. “Partnering with Jeanneau was a great decision for us,” said Dave Conrad. “Jeanneau builds innovative, high-quality boats that are in demand and

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Michigan, Sailing

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

The White Lake Association – through a partnership with boating safety nonprofit, the Sea Tow Foundation – has announced the opening of a new Life Jacket Loaner Station, which will be available to Western Michigan’s White Lake-area boaters in mid-July. The station – which will be located at the Montague

tags: Kids & Pets, Lake Michigan, Safety

Monday, August 6, 2018

Since our inception in 1986, Catawba Mini & Heated Boat Storage has been the premier storage option on Lake Erie, providing quality facilities of various sizes to meet your storage demands for home, business, and auto. In 2016, we celebrated our 30th birthday and, now, as we continue to grow, we have a new reason to celebrate! We

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Erie, Storage

Saturday, August 4, 2018

The 2018 US Junior Sailing Championships begin next week. The 93 registered competitors will arrive at North Cape Yacht Club in LaSalle, MI on Monday, will participate in a clinic and practice race on Tuesday, and the competition begins on Wednesday morning at 10:30AM on Lake Erie, just offshore from the yacht club. US Sailing

tags: Kids & Pets, Lake Erie, Racing, Sailing, Women in Boating

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

If you don’t own a boat or didn’t pack your boat while visiting the Blue Water Area, no worries. Michigan Boat Rentals is now open. Located in the Maritime Capital of the Great Lakes, Port Huron, and on Michigan’s East shore about 60 miles north of Detroit, rental options include tri-toon boats, kayaks, and paddle

tags: Canoes & Kayaks, Lake Huron, Lake St Clair, Paddleboards, Rentals, Water Toys

Monday, July 30, 2018

A recent cleanup effort along a stretch of the Menominee River is expected to boost fish and environmental health in the area as the river recovers. The Menominee River forms the boundary between the northeast corner of Wisconsin and the southern tip of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, with headwaters originating in both states and

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Lake Michigan

Friday, July 27, 2018

Chris-Craft is pleased to announce its appointment of South Shore Marine to its global dealer network, located in Huron, Ohio. South Shore Marine is a full service marine dealership dedicated to providing premium products and services to boaters in the Great Lakes region. Operating since 1989, South Shore Marine has represented

tags: Company Expansions, Dealerships, Lake Erie

Thursday, July 26, 2018

North River Boats is one of the largest and fastest-growing heavy gauge aluminum boat manufacturers in the United States. The company was born over 40 years ago to take on the untamed rivers of the northwest and has since evolved by building models that can handle rapids, rivers, lakes, and oceans. With numerous commercial and

tags: Lake Erie, New Boat Models

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Tediously light winds made for one of the slowest Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Races in decades. In fact, the 94-year-old distance race, which started Saturday, July 14 on lower Lake Huron, was so slow that at Tuesday’s final party at Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel, awards were handed out as some competitors were

tags: Awards, Lake Huron, Racing, Sailing