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Sunday, September 6, 2020

The Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy recently confirmed the presence of European frog-bit, an aquatic invasive plant, in four lakes within the Waterloo Recreation Area in Jackson and Washtenaw counties and one impoundment in the Dansville State Game Area in Ingham County. Aquatic invasive species have the potential

tags: Boat 101, Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Fall is an ideal time to discover the colors of St. Ignace. Located on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula at the northern approach to the mighty Mackinac Bridge, this charming community and the craggy shoreline is transformed by glorious, vibrant autumn foliage. St. Ignace has flourished on the Straits of Mackinac's rugged coast between

tags: Destination

Saturday, September 5, 2020

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, announced today the 16th Annual Tribute to the United States Coast Guard from our Nation’s Capital will be held in a virtual format October 29, 2020, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

tags: Awards, Charity, Law & Politics

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Summer on the Great Lakes is beautiful, and boaters have been spending every second they can on the water. That means that summer on the Great Lakes has also been busy for the United States Coast Guard, as they work to ensure boaters remain safe. As of late July, there have been more than 1,700 search and rescue cases, 130 more than

by: Jordan Balbresky

tags: Charity, Great Lakes, Safety

Friday, September 4, 2020

I just had my brain swabbed, or at least that’s how it felt. I had a COVID-19 test done in order to be able to travel to the Bahamas to charter in the Exumas with Dream Yacht Charter (DYC). The good news is that I tested negative. The bad news is that my form, which I have to submit to get my Bahamian health visa, looks like I

tags: Beyond the Lakes, Caribbean Islands, Charters, COVID-19, Travel

Friday, September 4, 2020

For the nation’s 12 million boat owners, Labor Day weekend is the last blast, with many enjoying the end-of-summer boating ritual with family and friends aboard, according to Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). The national advocacy, services and safety group cautions, however, that boating traffic and

tags: Safety

Friday, September 4, 2020

Brunswick Corporation has been recognized as part of Forbes’ annual list of America’s Best-In-State Employers 2020 for both Wisconsin and Minnesota. Companies are required to have more than 500 employees to be considered for a specific state. Brunswick has multiple locations in Wisconsin including Mercury Marine’s

tags: Awards, Job Opportunities

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Founded in a small Michigan fishing town, later moved to Florida, E-Z Anchor Puller Mfg. Co. went from a Navy SeaBee’s small side hustle to an advanced business with an arsenal of dealers and boat builders in Canada and the United States. From charters to recreational marine enthusiasts, for the past 30 years E-Z Anchor Puller

tags: Anchors, Retrofitting

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Aspiring anglers can learn, practice skills and go fishing at the award-winning "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!®" Keys University, Oct. 23-25 in the Sport Fishing Capital of the World. Hosted by the nonprofit Ladies Let’s Go Fishing Foundation, the “No-Yelling School of Fishing” offers classroom presentations, two

tags: Fishing, South Coast, Women In Boating, Education, Events

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Please remember to practice social distancing when fishing, including remaining six feet away from other anglers. If you arrive at a fishing area that is congested, please consider finding another area to fish. Lake Superior The beginning of September marks what Michigan anglers have been very familiar with for the past 55 years -

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing, Great Lakes

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