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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

During these unsettling times, much comfort can be had from thinking of one’s happy place - we know for many of you that place is Bitter End. We also remind ourselves that life’s storms prove the strength of our anchors. The Bitter End family has been through a lot over the last fifty years; as a community, we will come

tags: Environmental Impact, Feel Good Story, Yacht Club, Caribbean Islands

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

In 2007, when the Rotary Club of Cleveland was seeking a way to celebrate its 100th anniversary of service to the community and to those in need around the world, they agreed to become the Port Organizer for the 2010 Cleveland Tall Ships® Festival in coordination with the American Sail Training Association, now known as Tall Ships

tags: Education, Feel Good Story, Job Opportunites, Kids & Pets, Lake Erie, Sailing

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Take a trip across Lake Superior in an Avalon pontoon. Explore this beautiful area and pay respects to the crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

by: Jim Wolf, President of Avalon Pontoons

tags: Lake Superior, Lifestyle, Shipwrecks, Travel, Feel Good Story, History

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

I woke up to the tinkling of water against the hull of the Lost Soul and, as I came out of my stupor, I remembered where I was – anchored in Pago Pago, American Samoa. We’d been there for about a week and were planning on leaving in a few days. I pulled on my shorts and walked out of my aft cabin into the galley and threw

by: Bob Bitchin

tags: Sailing, Feel Good Story, Lifestyle

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

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: Sailing, Feel Good Story, Lifestyle

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

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

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