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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Michigan Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Mark Zitnik insists he was just doing his job, though the off-duty officer recently risked his own life to save a swimmer from strong Lake Superior currents. Zitnik and his family were enjoying a Saturday afternoon (July 25) boating on Munising Bay in Alger County. As

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Feel Good Story, Lake Superior, Safety

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Surrounding Father's Day, the Virtual Palm Beach International Boat Show and the MIAPBC worked with MarineMax to offer one Frontline Hero a "Father's Day on the Water." The lucky winner was a deserving father who also doubles as a police officer and community philanthropist. Early on Tuesday, June 16, Sergeant James McDowell of the

tags: Charity, Feel Good Story, Promotions & Giveaways, South Coast

Friday, July 17, 2020

For the third year in a row, MarineMax partnered with Habitat for Humanity to present a deserving family the keys to their new home in Clearwater, Florida. “A Habitat for Humanity house dedication ceremony is life-changing,” states Brett McGill, MarineMax Chief Executive Officer and President. “The pandemic

tags: Charity, Feel Good Story, South Coast

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

I don't know why it is, but there are a lotta folks out there who say they want to take off on a major voyage, but in reality, have no desire whatsoever to actually take off. You know them. You see them every day on the dock, people who have been planning a voyage and keep setting the departure back because their new kathorple valve

by: Bob Bitchin

tags: Feel Good Story, Lifestyle, Travel

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Don’t be irresponsible—become Eriesponsible! The name says it all. Eriesponsible is actually a notable initiative by Ohio boaters to tackle environmental problems in Lake Erie using a variety of means to get their message out. It deserves widespread support. I had the opportunity to spend some time in January with the

by: Norm Schultz

tags: Charity, Education, Environmental Impact, Feel Good Story, Lake Erie

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, announced today that through the 2020 spouse scholarship and grant program, they distributed 265 awards. These 2020 grants and scholarships represent a total of $147,500 in support

tags: Charity, Education, Feel Good Story, Job Opportunities, Promotions & Giveaways

Friday, May 22, 2020

Offshore Sailing School’s founder and owners Steve and Doris Colgate, are offering free 2-hour sailing lessons for first responder/frontline healthcare workers and their families of up to five on Wednesdays in May from the Pink Shell Beach Resort and Marina on Fort Myers Beach, Fla. “We appreciate everything our selfless

tags: COVID-19, Education, Feel Good Story, Promotions & Giveaways, Sailing, South Coast

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

SkipperBud’s wants to provide those fighting on the front lines of this pandemic an afternoon on the water. SkipperBud’s Milwaukee location is donating 50 vouchers for free half day, weekday, pontoon boat rentals. The KK River is a wonderful way to see and experience downtown Milwaukee. SkipperBud’s Service Center

tags: COVID-19, Feel Good Story, Lake Michigan

Monday, May 4, 2020

We were anchored in a beautiful bay just a few kilometers northwest of Naples, Italy. We'd been there for over a week, waiting for some parts that were coming in from the States to repair our poor overworked generator after we'd picked up some bad fuel in Gibraltar. We’d been "out" from our last stop at our home base in

by: Bob Bitchin

tags: Feel Good Story, Lifestyle, Sailing, Travel

Friday, May 1, 2020

Brunswick Boat Group, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) is making a difference in the fight against COVID-19. Recently, BBG has donated 15,000 masks to first responders and hospitals in three different communities where Brunswick Boat Group manufacturing facilities are located. In addition, the business is utilizing its

tags: COVID-19, Feel Good Story

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