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Thursday, August 15, 2019

When I was first getting into the sailing life, I heard about a book called “An Island to One’s Self” written by a man named Tom Neal. He was a New Zealander who had a dream. That dream became an obsession: to find the perfect island and be the only man to live on that island. Over the years, my obsession with

by: Bob Bitchin

tags: Feel Good Story, Lifestyle, Sailing

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Coupling luxurious travel with a love for the planet can be challenging to say the least. Bee + Hive makes sustainable exploration possible and simple, acting as an association of hotels, parks, and restaurants that are committed to ecological, socio-economic, and cultural sustainability. These travel resources promote preserving the

tags: Beyond the Lakes, Environmental Impact, Travel

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

A boat is a small city that must be completely self-sufficient and managing power, water, and trash aboard is a whole different matter than it is at home. Whether you’re on a week-long charter in the tropics or a summer cruise in your local waters, you’ll have to be your own tiny city manager. That means living within a

by: Zuzana Prochazka

tags: Boating 101, Charters, Environmental Impact, Travel

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

April 2019 marked the 20th anniversary of Dave and Michelle Hinton operating Loyalist Cove Marina, located in the quaint, historical Village of Bath, just west of the entrance to the St Lawrence River and Thousand Islands in Ontario. “We are kind of like a midpoint for many travelers. People on their way to Kingston coming from

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Ontario, Marina

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

New York Sea Grant has updated the New York Invasive Species Information Clearinghouse website at nyis.info to include iMapInvasive maps that allow for real-time information, watercraft inspection, and more user-friendly navigation. The nyis.info site provides users with the latest information on terrestrial and aquatic plant,

tags: Company Expansions, Education, Environmental Impact

Monday, August 12, 2019

Suppose you’re the head of a multinational polymer composite company and an engineer by trade, and you’re not satisfied with the versatility of center consoles and walkaround boats on the market. What would you do? You’d design a better boat, of course. That’s exactly what Belzona’s President, Joel

tags: History, New Boat Models

Monday, August 12, 2019

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced today a series of Super Sessions and special events, as part of its Education Conference. The Super Sessions are hosted by exhibiting companies and industry associations to offer in-depth training and topic-specific learning. These pre-conference Super

tags: Education, Event, Events, South Coast

Friday, August 9, 2019

AMC Customs is proud to offer boaters IGL Ecocoat marine – a specially formulated coating that adheres strongly onto gelcoat, polyurethane, and acrylic paint. It is the company’s highest performance coating in terms of QUV Accelerated Weathering testing, which refers to the world’s most widely used accelerated method

tags: Hull, Lake Erie, Polishes & Waxes

Friday, August 9, 2019

On August 9, 2019, Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab join boating safety advocates around the world in hosting a Ready, Set, Wear It Life Jacket event in their local community. These events are part of the yearlong Safe Boating Campaign to promote boating safety and voluntary, consistent wear of life jackets. The local event,

tags: Events, Lake Erie, Safety, Awards, Event

Friday, August 9, 2019

Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director Mary Mertz designated the Lake Erie Islands Water Trail as Ohio’s 12th state water trail in a ceremony today. The trail consists of five separate sections totaling more than 50 miles around North Bass, Middle Bass and South Bass islands, Kelleys Island and along the mainland

tags: Destination, Lake Erie, Canoes & Kayaks, Dept of Natural Resources