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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

As a girl in the early 1970s, I hated wearing gym shoes on the beach of Lake St. Clair’s Gull Island. But with countless rusty beer cans washing ashore, my mother forbid me from playing on the beach barefoot. Thanks to Michigan’s recycling program and improved environmental awareness among boaters, years later, I was able

by: Melissa Walsh

tags: Feel Good Story, Lifestyle

Thursday, August 15, 2019

When I was first getting into the sailing life, I heard about a book called “An Island to One’s Self” written by a man named Tom Neal. He was a New Zealander who had a dream. That dream became an obsession: to find the perfect island and be the only man to live on that island. Over the years, my obsession with

by: Bob Bitchin

tags: Feel Good Story, Lifestyle, Sailing

Thursday, July 18, 2019

On sea and on land, four Great Lakes Scuttlebutt fans sailed and explored the British Virgin Islands during a seven-day, all expenses paid vacation from April 27-May 4, 2019. The incredible journey was valued at nearly $8000 per couple, yet cost them nothing at all! Just like the magazine itself, this trip was made possible through

tags: Feel Good Story, Promotions & Giveaways

Friday, June 14, 2019

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and well-being of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that it was presented with the Coast Guard’s Distinguished Public Service Award. The award, presented by Admiral Charles Ray, Vice Commandant, and Admiral Karl Schultz,

tags: Awards, Charity, Feel Good Story

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Barbara Wood's dad the late Robert H. Wood, a WWII veteran and career educator, loved teaching and boating, and, so, she has donated his 1967 Evinrude Playmate runabout for New York Sea Grant's award-winning Discover Clean and Safe Boating public education campaign. "We gladly accept this gift from the Wood family in honor of their

tags: Charity, Feel Good Story, Lake Ontario

Monday, June 3, 2019

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and well-being of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced that in honor of the Coast Guard Foundation’s 50th anniversary, Leidos, a generous corporate donor, has offered to match every gift received by June 5, 2019 – dollar for

tags: Charity, Feel Good Story

Monday, May 13, 2019

In the spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love… boatin’ Forgive me for altering Alfred Tennyson’s “Locksley Hall” poem from 1842, but I can’t help but wonder if it’s just me… This the time of year that always makes me glad I didn’t sell that old boat of mine

by: Captain Dennis J. Mykols

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Feel Good Story, Lifestyle

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

ALL ABOARD! And, I do mean that, ALL aboard. The marine industry is evolving and it is marvelous to see more and more women saturating the boating world! As a female business owner, it is incredibly promising and exciting to be working with more women in this industry. I think back to my early years with Loadmaster Trailer. I started

by: Megan Meisler, Co-Owner of Loadmaster Trailer Co. Ltd.

tags: Feel Good Story, Women in Boating

Friday, March 29, 2019

Freedom Boat Club (FBC) delivers an exclusive boating experience like no other. FBC owns and maintains a fleet of 2,200+ boats at 180+ locations nationwide, creating memories for over 22,000 members. FBC is exactly as it sounds; Freedom to boat without the hassles or expense of trailering, docking, or maintaining a boat, leaving its

tags: Education, Feel Good Story, Women in Boating

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Whenever I arrive with a group at a charter base, some guy walks up to the nearest greybeard, sticks out his hand, and says, “You must be the captain.” The base manager’s surprise is hard to hide when he finds out it’s me. Women on boats are still few and far between so maybe a bit of inspiration will help. It

tags: Education, Feel Good Story, Sailing, Women in Boating

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