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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Sailing teaches you a lot of lessons. From the physics of making the boat go, to the geometry of navigation, it is an activity that offers plenty of educational opportunity. One of the most important of these lessons is the healthy respect for the environment that most sailors take away from their time on the water. The most obvious

by: Ken Quant, Broad Reach Marketing

tags: Environmental Impact, Lifestyle, Sailing

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

As summer gets in full swing, approximately 13 million pleasure boats will be entering our nation’s waters for fishing, casual cruising, and other marine-based sports. These fun days in the sun, however, may have an unintended negative impact on the environment due to the majority of these boats being gas-powered. Not only can

by: Joe Fleming, Chief Engineer for Elco Motor Yachts, www.elcomotoryachts.com

tags: Engines, Environmental Impact

Monday, August 19, 2019

When Earth Day was created in 1970, mainstream America was largely tuned out to the benefits of recycling. Fast forward nearly half a century, however, and it’s fairly common to see local paper, glass, and plastic recycling programs. But what about boats? A pilot project by recreational marine industry businesses in the state of

tags: Environmental Impact, Salvage

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Coupling luxurious travel with a love for the planet can be challenging to say the least. Bee + Hive makes sustainable exploration possible and simple, acting as an association of hotels, parks, and restaurants that are committed to ecological, socio-economic, and cultural sustainability. These travel resources promote preserving the

tags: Travel, Beyond the Lakes, Environmental Impact

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

A boat is a small city that must be completely self-sufficient and managing power, water, and trash aboard is a whole different matter than it is at home. Whether you’re on a week-long charter in the tropics or a summer cruise in your local waters, you’ll have to be your own tiny city manager. That means living within a

by: Zuzana Prochazka

tags: Environmental Impact, Travel, Boating 101, Charters

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

April 2019 marked the 20th anniversary of Dave and Michelle Hinton operating Loyalist Cove Marina, located in the quaint, historical Village of Bath, just west of the entrance to the St Lawrence River and Thousand Islands in Ontario. “We are kind of like a midpoint for many travelers. People on their way to Kingston coming from

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Ontario, Marina

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

New York Sea Grant has updated the New York Invasive Species Information Clearinghouse website at nyis.info to include iMapInvasive maps that allow for real-time information, watercraft inspection, and more user-friendly navigation. The nyis.info site provides users with the latest information on terrestrial and aquatic plant,

tags: Environmental Impact, Company Expansions, Education

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

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: Lake Erie, Education, Environmental Impact

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: Boating 101, Environmental Impact, Fishing

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