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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Since 1892, Columbia Yacht Club has been known as more than just a ship on the lake, a sailing organization, or a dining room. It has been known and continues to be celebrated as the club that fosters a deep sense of pride and camaraderie among its members, officers, and staff. More than this, the Columbia Yacht Club is proud to serve

tags: Lake Michigan, Yacht Club, Boat Club, Charity, Education, Feel Good Story, Kids & Pets

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

When you set out on a cruise, it's a lot like any journey. It begins with the first step, or in this case, the first day. One of the first things that a new cruiser has to overcome is that feeling of needing to accomplish something. To cruise and look for results would be sentencing yourself to constant frustration. The only sure

by: Bob Bitchin

tags: Feel Good Story, Lifestyle, Sailing

Friday, October 4, 2019

Debbie Missiaen recalls the moment she heard that the Blue Sea Systems warehouse, where she has worked for the past decade, was lost in a fire. “I had to go to the building myself to see if it was true,” recalls Missiaen. Kelli Teichman, a 17-year employee of Blue Sea Systems, a division of Power Products LLC, remembers

tags: Electronics, Feel Good Story

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Runners train for marathons; hikers cultivate strength to traverse mountain ranges; and sailors learn to race. Freshwater sailors hone these skills to capture flags in the most challenging endurance races of the Great Lakes region – Lake Superior’s Trans Superior International Yacht Race, Lake Michigan’s Chicago

by: Melissa Walsh

tags: Feel Good Story, Lake Huron, Sailing

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

It’s not about the boats. Sure, there are hundreds of them and thousands of people from all around the world who come to see them, but the boats are secondary to the show. For local sailors, the Annapolis Sailboat Show begins before the gates open the Thursday of Columbus Day weekend. It begins when we see the fence start to go

by: Molly Winans

tags: Boat Show, East Coast, Feel Good Story, Sailing

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

Nov. 2019