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Friday, June 12, 2020

From sun-kissed waves as far as the eye can see, to forested shorelines punctuated by Canadian Shield rock, there is nothing quite like the Canadiana feeling you get when boating the Trent-Severn Waterway between Lake Simcoe and Georgian Bay. Boaters who make their way through this part of Central Ontario will also experience the

by: Kim Goggins

tags: Destination, Georgian Bay, Lake Huron, Travel

Thursday, June 11, 2020

This is the 127th Annual ILYA (Inter-lake Yachting Association) Regatta. Unfortunately Junior Bay Week has been canceled but the adult regattas are going on as planned. The Put-in-Bay Yacht Club is again the host club for the events and the social center of the regatta. COVID-19 will play a role in this year's event for certain,

tags: Events, Kids & Pets, Lake Erie, Racing, Sailing

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Don’t be irresponsible—become Eriesponsible! The name says it all. Eriesponsible is actually a notable initiative by Ohio boaters to tackle environmental problems in Lake Erie using a variety of means to get their message out. It deserves widespread support. I had the opportunity to spend some time in January with the

by: Norm Schultz

tags: Charity, Education, Environmental Impact, Feel Good Story, Lake Erie

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

WHAT: National Museum of the Great Lakes Reopening to Public WHEN: Beginning June, 10, 2020; Mon.-Sat.: 10am-5pm; Sun.: 12pm-5pm WHERE: National Museum of the Great Lakes - 1701 Front St., Toledo, OH 43605 Additional Details: The National Museum of the Great Lakes will re-open its doors to members and visitors beginning tomorrow

tags: COVID-19, Great Lakes, History, Travel

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

The National Sailing Hall of Fame and Herreshoff Marine Museum & America’s Cup Hall of Fame recently announced their partnership to open an America’s Cup Hall of Fame location in Newport, Rhode Island. Every sport has its legends, comprised of people who provide inspiration to take on new challenges and achieve new

tags: Sailing, America's Cup World Series, Awards, East Coast, History, Racing

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

I have written before about the features of the new Vesper Marine Cortex and firmly believe that it is a truly innovative product. With my extra time indoors self-isolating, I decided to test out a demo unit the team sent me. The demo came in a suitcase with just a manual and power cord–it didn’t need to be attached to a

by: Jordan Balbresky

tags: Electronics, Retrofitting, Safety, Travel

Monday, June 8, 2020

As more anglers get out on the water this summer, the DNR reminds them that catching a trout or salmon with an adipose fin clip could be worth a $100 reward. The adipose fin is the small, fleshy lobe on the fish's back, just forward of the tail fin. Most trout and salmon with an adipose fin clip also have a coded-wire tag in the

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Fishing, Promotions & Giveaways

Monday, June 8, 2020

The Lake Erie Marine Trades Association has announced it will unveil a new in-water boat show for four days, August 27-30, at the Battery Park Marina in downtown Sandusky, Ohio. Appropriately named the Sandusky Boat Show, the event replaces the long-running show that was held at Cedar Point for the last 46 years. “The recent

tags: Boat Show, Lake Erie

Friday, June 5, 2020

Global Positioning System (GPS) units are standard equipment aboard most recreational boats these days, especially those used on open water such as the Great Lakes. Developed by the military for navigation, the system relies on an elaborate network of satellites orbiting the Earth which can pinpoint the exact position and time of

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Navigation, Software & Apps, Travel

Friday, June 5, 2020

The job of the nation’s largest recreational boating advocacy, services and safety group, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), is to make boating better for America’s recreational boaters. To help understand how they do it, here’s an annual look at some noteworthy numbers behind the boating

tags: Boat Club

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