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Monday, July 1, 2019

The 386 kilometer-long Trent-Severn Waterway, a National Historic Site of Canada, has been the lifeblood of this region for generations, connecting the vibrant city of Peterborough to rural towns and villages and the region to Lake Ontario and Georgian Bay. Peterborough & the Kawarthas is conveniently located between

tags: Destination, Destinations

Friday, June 28, 2019

Beautiful elegance, impressive performance, and classic New England styling; the Vanquish Boats 24 Runabout makes a statement everywhere she goes. The exclusive “bow forward” design created by world renowned naval architect Doug Zurn, allows more room for entertaining and relaxing in the cockpit area fostering an

tags: New Boat Models

Friday, June 28, 2019

Enjoying New York's many water resources is an excellent way to spend the summer. New York Sea Grant is reminding those who do to be informed about harmful algal blooms (HABs), how to avoid exposure of oneself and pets, and where to report potential HABs. "Not all algal blooms are harmful," said Jesse Lepak, Ph.D., Great Lakes

tags: Environmental Impact, Kids & Pets, Safety

Friday, June 28, 2019

Recent weather conditions means that many lakes, rivers and streams in Michigan are experiencing higher than normal water levels. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources encourages boaters, anglers and others to keep enjoying the water, but to do so with safety in mind and a clear understanding of state boating rules and

tags: Environmental Impact, Safety

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Committed to small-ship cruising on the North American and Canadian coasts, Victory Cruise Lines is highlighting its first two itineraries since joining the American Queen Steamboat Company. Operated by the leader in U.S. river cruising, the 202-guest M/V Victory I and M/V Victory II cruises traverse all five Great Lakes plus Canadian

tags: Great Lakes, Travel

Thursday, June 27, 2019

When boats break down on the water, run aground or run out of fuel, many recreational boaters use the free BoatUS App to summon TowBoatUS for routine on-water assistance. The app’s new Connect feature will automatically link app users with the closest local TowBoatUS captain, eliminating the need to call to BoatUS national

tags: Boat Club, Safety, Software & Apps, Towing

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

As boat owners prep for the season, it’s time to dust off the boat’s insurance policy and grab a magnifying glass to read the fine print. Unlike auto or homeowner’s insurance, recreational boat insurance has distinct coverages that can perplex boaters and leave them scratching their heads. What do you need to know?

tags: Boating 101, Insurance

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Outdoor technologies leader Scanstrut recently announced a new addition to their groundbreaking waterproof ROKK wireless range: ROKK Wireless – Active, the world’s first 12/24V waterproof wireless charging phone mount. ROKK Wireless – Active securely holds and wirelessly charges your phone even in the toughest

tags: Accessories, Electronics, Smart Technology

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Designed for life on and offshore, and perfect for any adventure on the water this summer, Gill’s innovative UV Tec range combines form and function for the ultimate in style and comfort. Featuring t-shirts, shorts, and trousers, UV Tec is perfect for multisport, multi-activity fun in warmer conditions as it offers UPF 50+

tags: Clothing & Shoes, Company Expansions

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

In December 2018, Great Lakes Boats and Brokerage, LLC, located in Mentor, Ohio, teamed up with Michigan-based Great Lakes Yacht Brokers in a move aimed at providing vessel buyers and sellers from the “thumb” of Michigan to Niagara Falls to the Ohio River with the best options in terms of pleasure boat selection, prices,

tags: Brokerage, Company Expansions, Great Lakes, Used Boats