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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Dutch shipyard Zeelander Yachts is proud to announce that it has recently expanded its international sales areas, thanks to the delivery of two new Z55 sport cruisers to the Great Lakes in the U.S. and Moscow in Russia, the first sales for Zeelander in these regions. The Z55 is a 17-metre, luxuriously elegant, lobster-style yacht

tags: New Boat Models, Company Expansions

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Each year, an estimated 18 billion pounds of plastic is dumped into our oceans from coastal regions. According to a study by the World Economic Forum, at the current rate of pollution, there will be more plastics than fish, by weight, in the ocean by 2050. To help reverse this trend, here are three tips from the nonprofit BoatUS

tags: Boating 101, Environmental Impact

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

More than 40 miles of Lake Erie shoreline constitutes Chautauqua County, New York’s northwestern border. Tucked in among the region's shale escarpment are three harbors home to three distinct communities: Westfield, Dunkirk, and Sunset Bay. Westfield and Barcelona Harbor Traveling west to east, Barcelona Harbor provides the

by: Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau

tags: Destination, Lake Erie

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Ohio Sea Grant Extension Educator Jill Bartolotta and Stone Lab Education and Outreach Specialist Sue Bixler have received $49,988.37 from the NOAA Marine Debris Program’s FY2018 Marine Debris Prevention grant competition to educate visitors to South Bass Island about the impacts and prevention of plastic trash. The project

tags: Education, Environmental Impact, Lake Erie

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Want to learn the basics of powerboating or brush up on your skills? The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water together with Freedom Boat Club Grand Haven offer a choice of two fun on-water boat training courses taught aboard single-engine powerboats: Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves, Saturday, August

tags: Lake Michigan, Women in Boating, Boating 101, Education, Event, Events

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Visitors to the 2019 Progressive Cedar Point Boat Show will see major changes as the long-standing event undergoes a major overhaul offering news features and more experiences. So says Michele Burke, the new president of the Lake Erie Marine Trades Association, who has boldly scrapped previous show plans in order to reinvent the

tags: Boat Show, Lake Erie

Monday, August 5, 2019

If you’re a habitual boater, you most likely have your go-to destinations, those your crew likes to call the “home away from home.” Broadly speaking, for us, it’s the 1000 Islands on the St. Lawrence River, but my Captain and crew have a few hotspots we especially love to frequent. When we are up for some fun

by: Nicole Hartshorn

tags: Recipes

Friday, August 2, 2019

Oasis Marinas, a marina management company, announces that the firm has been awarded the lease for Spitzer Lakeside Marina in Lorain, Ohio. This will be the company’s 25th marina under management and first in the Great Lakes. The marina will be rebranded to Oasis Marinas at Port Lorain in 2020 when Oasis Marinas officially has

tags: Company Expansions, Great Lakes, Lake Erie

Friday, August 2, 2019

There is no questioning the effectiveness of live baitfish as a means to catch fish, but careless use of minnows can also cause irreparable harm to a fishery, including those established in inland waters as well as the Great Lakes. For example, the state fish of New York, the brook trout, has been pushed out of much of its original

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Environmental Impact, Fishing, Boating 101

Thursday, August 1, 2019

As boaters, we are inherently connected to the world around us. The feel of the sun and wind on our skin leads to a deeper awareness of the tides, currents, weather, wind direction and intensity, all of which have a great impact on our time on the water. It is this connection that makes boaters the perfect stewards of the natural

by: Jordan Balbresky

tags: Environmental Impact, Engines