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Thursday, March 12, 2020

The Boating Associations of Ohio has intensified its call on the Ohio Power Siting Board for a full Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed “Icebreaker” project off Cleveland before any construction permit is issued. This time BAO is pointing to the concerns for Lake Erie being loudly voiced in New York state, with

by: Norm Schultz

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Erie, Law & Politics

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Challenge the Wind Youth Sailing Program board of directors are pleased to make the following announcement: Effective immediately the Challenge the Wind Youth Sailing Program is expanding to create the Detroit Community Sailing Center (DCSC). The center will be open to the public. It will expand sailing opportunities for Detroit area

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

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

"After we hung up, I was torn between disbelief and excitement," explained Amy of the February 10 phone call wherein she was informed she was the U.S. winner of Great Lakes Scuttlebutt's 3rd Annual Vacation Giveaway. Recounted Patty of her notification as the Canadian winner of the same, “I couldn't believe it. At first, I

tags: Promotions & Giveaways, Travel

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

In 2007, when the Rotary Club of Cleveland was seeking a way to celebrate its 100th anniversary of service to the community and to those in need around the world, they agreed to become the Port Organizer for the 2010 Cleveland Tall Ships® Festival in coordination with the American Sail Training Association, now known as Tall Ships

tags: Lake Erie, Sailing, Education, Feel Good Story, Job Opportunites, Kids & Pets

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) recently announced that Yami Hu, Boston Whaler Director of Strategic Planning, has been selected to receive the Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award from the Manufacturing Institute for 2020. Hu was one of 100 honorees selected from more than 1,000

tags: Awards, Women in Boating

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Golden Boat Lifts, the global market leader in aluminum boat lifts, won an Innovation Award for its Golden Dock Stabilizer, presented by the NMMA and Boating Writers International (BWI) at the 2020 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show. The product stabilizes wobbly floating docks and minimizes heaving, movement and

tags: Accessories, Awards, Boat Docks, Stabilization

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

There was tremendous excitement at this year’s Minneapolis Boat Show in late January as Avalon & Tahoe Mfg., a vertically integrated builder of luxury pontoon boats, introduced a world-first wakesurf pontoon boat called Waketoon Surf Series. As pontoon boat sales have grown exponentially and wakesurf boats have gained in

tags: Inland Boating, New Boat Models, Towables, Water Toys

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Most marine toilets are either manual or electric. The PH PowerFlush from Raritan Engineering can be both. Ideal for the cruising sailor or powerboater, it delivers the ability to add a gearbox for powered operation and quickly convert back to manual operation, if necessary. Plus, its mounting base footprint matches industry standards to make it an easy and fast upgrade.

tags: Appliances, Retrofitting

Monday, March 9, 2020

Sea Bags, the Maine-based designer and manufacturer of stylish and durable bags, totes and accessories handmade from recycled sails, is excited to announce that it is expanding to the Great Lakes region and opening four new stores in Michigan between March and April. All stores will carry Sea Bags’ unique designs and seasonal

tags: Environmental Impact, Gift Ideas, Sailing, Clothing & Shoes, Company Expansions

Monday, March 9, 2020

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and wellness of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that Tyler Ferreby has been awarded a full scholarship in honor of his father – the Fallen Heroes Scholarship. Tyler was just seven months old when his father, Seaman

tags: Charity, Education