Wednesday, June 3, 2020Designed with the help and suggestions from many dock and waterfront property owners, Seahorse Fender and Docking’s new Light Craft Launch and Stow was designed to give you back your dock space by storing your kayaks and paddleboards in a convenient, safe, and compact location. Property owners with a bulkhead, seawall, or dock
Tuesday, December 24, 2019The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Parks and Watercraft will offer $500,000 in grants to improve boating access for hand-powered watercraft at public facilities across the state. Applicants may request up to $75,000 for a single project during the grant period. “Ohio has experienced extraordinary
Monday, December 16, 2019The new Mirage Passport 12 by Hobie is a longer, larger, and more fishing-centric Passport than its wildly successful predecessor, the Passport 10.5. Powered by the original MirageDrive® Classic with ST Fins, this highly manageable 12-foot pedal kayak takes kayakers where they want to go with ease and world-class Hobie
Friday, August 9, 2019Ohio 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
Thursday, May 23, 2019The United States Power Squadrons® (USPS) continues the debut of its third season of safe-boating videos on America’s Boating Channel™ with “SAFETY TIPS FOR PADDLE SPORTS,” which can be found online at americasboatingchannel.com and as a free mobile app available at Apple’s App Store and Google Play.
Tuesday, July 31, 2018If you don’t own a boat or didn’t pack your boat while visiting the Blue Water Area, no worries. Michigan Boat Rentals is now open. Located in the Maritime Capital of the Great Lakes, Port Huron, and on Michigan’s East shore about 60 miles north of Detroit, rental options include tri-toon boats, kayaks, and paddle
Friday, July 20, 2018Paddlecraft such as kayaks and stand up paddleboards (SUPs) make great tenders for use off of sail and power boats, as shared in this issue’s “Love My Tender” boating column, found here. The simple, inexpensive craft are good for getting to and from shore from boats that are moored and are fun for exploring and
Friday, July 20, 2018For many enthusiasts, winter layup on kayaks is done quickly; needed upkeep and repairs often wait until next season. The season’s here, so it’s that time again. Fortunately, most kayak upkeep is fairly simple and quick. Usually a simple cleanup with soapy water makes it ready. For those with more pressing issues, read
Monday, July 16, 2018No yacht? No problem. You can still have a blast this summer with alternative boating, which means getting out on the water with only a minimal dent made to your wallet. Here’s just a sample of how you can enjoy the sun, wind, and waves all season long. Personal Watercraft When is a PWC not a PWC? When it’s a boat.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018Killarney Mountain Lodge has had boaters of all sorts stop at their Killarney Channel resort over the years...then there’s Mike Ranta. 47 year old Ranta would like to see Killarney become the “Paddling Capital of Canada” since his own adventures are something of history. Now residing in Killarney, Ranta took the