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Thursday, December 20, 2018

How do those t-shirt logo writers always seem to capture the moment so well? Back some 25 or so years ago, I remember a t-shirt logo that said: “Reality is for People Who Can't Handle Drugs.” I remember we used to think that was funny. Back then. In the past. Reality. What a concept. I can still hear people in my past

by: Bob Bitchin

tags: Feel Good Story, Lifestyle, Sailing

Thursday, December 20, 2018

The Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority (MSCA) recently approved an agreement with Enbridge Energy Limited Partnership to build a multi-use utility tunnel beneath the Straits of Mackinac. The tunnel will house a replacement segment for the Line 5 pipeline that sits on the bottom of the Straits and other utilities. In addition, the

tags: Environmental Impact, Law & Politics

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Help Wanted Seems like there was a canvas shop every few miles along the shore, back in the ’70s through the ’90s. But, something happened in the boat canvas industry beginning in the mid ’90s and the changes — some good, some bad — have taken 20 years to settle out. What’s left is a BIG demand for

tags: Canvas & Upholstery, Education, Job Opportunites

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Nicole Hartshorn - The River Gal - has been featured in “Thousand Island Life Magazine” and “Sea Ray Living”. Nicole is also the author of “River Entertaining: Food and Drink Ideas for Boaters in the Thousand Islands”, published by Friesen Press. Although boats have been washed-up, wrapped-up, and

by: Nicole Hartshorn

tags: Recipes

Monday, December 17, 2018

Fiona Sims writes about food, drink and travel for many publications from “The Times (of London)” to “Food & Travel,” and “Decanter.” She is the author of four books, including “The Boat Cookbook,” and her most recent, “The Boat Drinks Book,” both published by Bloomsbury

by: Fiona Sims

tags: Recipes

Monday, December 17, 2018

Greetings! The Office of Great Waters is inviting entries for its 11th annual photo contest and writing project. Send us your best photos, poetry or prose showcasing Lake Michigan, Lake Superior or the Mississippi River. The photo contest and writing project is a fun way to share the many ways we interact with and value the Great

tags: Education, Lake Superior, Lifestyle, Promotions & Giveaways

Friday, December 14, 2018

Cary R. Wiener is President of Pantaenius America Ltd. and a maritime lawyer who has worked on many famous cases, including the Exxon Valdez. He is licensed in all fifty states and is passionate about safety on the water. Question: Any suggestions on how my wife and I can brush up on our boating skills this winter? Answer: Yes! Just

by: Cary R. Wiener, President of Pantaenius America Ltd.

tags: Education

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Nothing can ruin a great season on the water quite like a rusty thru-hull or a frozen, corroded seacock. Not only the hassle of repair, the expense, and the frustration, but also the unnerving risk of failure while out on the water. But, how do you make a conscious and confident decision to move away from the age-old perceived

tags: Accessories, Service & Repair

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Marvin Griffin, President of ValvTect® Petroleum Products has welcomed the opportunity to team up with Better Diesel FBC, Inc. to distribute Better Diesel FBC (Fuel Borne Catalyst) and work on other projects including new product development. “ValvTect has the expertise to help market this unique product to fuel

tags: Company Expansions, Fuel Treatments

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

With winter and boating down-time, it’s a good time to take stock of your boat’s powerplant and make some solid decisions for next season. Your outboard has powered your family boat faithfully with few mishaps for many years. Maybe yours is a lil’ kicker, a mid-sized 70-horse, or even a 200+ horsepower V-6

by: John Tiger

tags: Engines, Service & Repair