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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

MADISON -- Those heading out to lakes and rivers are reminded to be on the lookout this summer for blue-green algae blooms on water bodies across the state. Some blue-green algae are capable of making toxins that can cause illnesses for people and animals who accidentally ingest or inhale water containing algae, or have prolonged skin

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Lake Michigan, Lake Superior

Monday, June 12, 2017

Lake Michigan really does have some amazing marinas that boaters can choose from when deciding a home port or a weekend boating getaway, but one marina that really does stand above the rest is Reefpoint Marina in Racine, Wisconsin. This 921-slip marina on the western shores of Lake Michigan is conveniently located between Milwaukee

tags: Events, Lake Michigan, Marina

Monday, May 22, 2017

The Door County Maritime Museum at Gills Rock will open May 26-28 for Memorial Day weekend. The museum will open daily for the season on June 3 and remain open through October 15, 2017. After taking the scenic trip to the tip of Door County, visitors will find a wealth of maritime history awaiting them at the Door County Maritime

tags: Events, History, Lake Michigan

Friday, May 12, 2017

Walstrom Marine announces the opening of its newest location in Traverse City. As a premier boat sales and service center in Northern Michigan with locations currently in Harbor Springs, Bay Harbor, and Cheboygan, Walstrom Marine is further expanding its footprint to include the greater Traverse City area. "This has been a desire of

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Michigan, Service & Repair, Used Boats

Friday, May 12, 2017

Traveling to a world-class performing arts center by boat is a special experience not found in many communities around Michigan or the United States. In the freshwater-focused Great Lakes region of Northern Michigan, the newest performing arts venue – the Great Lakes Center for the Arts, opening in summer of 2018 - will offer

tags: Destination, Lake Michigan

Monday, April 3, 2017

Tickets for the 24th Annual Door County Lighthouse Festival go on sale to the general public Monday, April 3, following a two-week pre-sale for museum members. Following the successful members only pre-sale, one tour is sold out but ample tickets remain for the variety of land-based tours and boat excursions set for the weekend of

tags: Events, History, Lake Michigan

Monday, March 20, 2017

Crowley’s Yacht Yard hosts the 17th annual free event featuring boating safety and maintenance seminars, hands on instruction, a nautical flea market for charity, music, entertainment, The Tamale Spaceship, and much more. This year the Sierra Sagrada will be on display. Learn about this 20’ canoe and the historic journey

tags: Events, Lake Michigan

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The Progressive® Insurance Chicago Boat, RV and Strictly Sail Show® is the Windy City’s BIGGEST marine and outdoors sales event. If you love boating, RVing, OR sailing, this is YOUR show! There’s no better place to see and buy: Boats for every activity, lifestyle and budget The latest in RVs, campers, fifth

tags: Boat Show, Lake Michigan

Friday, August 5, 2016

A brand makeover will be evident to the thousands of boating enthusiasts who will attend the 2016 Progressive Chicagoland In-Water Boat Show opening in Michigan City (IN) for four days, August 11-14. Whether you think the more than 200 boats on display are surrounded by new entertainment features or the activities are surrounded by

tags: Lake Michigan, Boat Show

Monday, August 1, 2016

Does your work take you to several outdoor sites in one day? Do you fish or hunt at different locations in the same week? If so, your actions could be considered high-risk for spreading invasive species around the state. How does it happen?

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Lake Michigan