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Friday, September 7, 2018

Ever seen one of those cool colored, jet age styled vintage fiberglass outboards — you know, the ones from the late 1950s and early 1960s — and say to yourself, “Man, I would love to get behind the wheel of that beauty”? Well, do I have the answer for you! Now, you can fulfill your dreams… at least for

by: Captain Dennis J. Mykols

tags: Lake Michigan, Rentals, Antique & Classic Boats, Environmental Impact

Friday, September 7, 2018

The Sansin Corporation, a global leader in environmentally friendly, high-performance wood protection, will showcase its expanded line of Teak Life deck products at the Newport International Boat Show being held in Newport, RI, Sept. 13-16. To meet market demand, Sansin has released a warm natural tone for teak wood protection called

tags: Environmental Impact, Polishes & Waxes

Thursday, August 30, 2018

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) will be accepting new grant applications for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) until Thursday, Nov. 15. Local government entities, such as villages, counties, park districts and cities, may now apply for up to $500,000 for the acquisition, development and rehabilitation of

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

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Mercury Marine, the world leader in marine propulsion and technology, was presented a Wisconsin Business Friend of the Environment Award on Wednesday in Madison. This is the second time in four years that Mercury has won the award, also winning the honors in 2014. The Business Friend of the Environment Awards highlights the actions

tags: Environmental Impact, Awards, Engines

Monday, August 13, 2018

WHAT: The battle to protect your boat's engine is not over. Right now, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking public comments on the amount of ethanol that must be blended into the nation's fuel supply for 2019 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is asking all

tags: Law & Politics, Service & Repair, Environmental Impact, Fuel Treatments

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Sirius Signal, the company that designs and engineers the highly awarded SOS Distress Light Beacon is excited to announce a significant milestone in their effort to provide an environmentally-conscious legal alternative to toxic marine flares. e to toxic marine flares. During the month of September, the team will be celebrating the

tags: Safety, Accessories, Environmental Impact

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

More than 2,000 pounds of live, illegal red swamp crayfish recently were seized by Department of Natural Resources conservation officers – the largest aquatic invasive species seizure by the Michigan DNR. Red swamp crayfish are prohibited in both Michigan and Canada. They burrow and create shoreline erosion, creating

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact

Monday, July 30, 2018

A recent cleanup effort along a stretch of the Menominee River is expected to boost fish and environmental health in the area as the river recovers. The Menominee River forms the boundary between the northeast corner of Wisconsin and the southern tip of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, with headwaters originating in both states and

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

Friday, July 27, 2018

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources strongly supports the introduction of the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act in the U.S. Senate. Senators James Risch, R-Idaho, and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. – along with their colleagues Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D. – yesterday introduced groundbreaking

tags: Environmental Impact, Law & Politics

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

State of Michigan agencies today released for public comment a draft independent analysis of the impacts of a potential oil spill from Enbridge Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac. A team led by Michigan Technological University and directed by professor Guy Meadows of Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center submitted the

tags: Law & Politics, Environmental Impact, Lake Huron

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