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Friday, February 7, 2020

Mercury Marine and its training division, Mercury University, recently announced a partnership with Great Lakes Boat Building School in Cedarville, Michigan, to offer students a 12‑month, 42‑credit‑hour Mercury Marine Maintenance Program beginning with the fall 2020 semester. Mercury and the school announced their

tags: Company Expansions, Education, Great Lakes, Job Opportunities, Service & Repair

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Lake Superior In the upper peninsula, Keweenaw Bay and Munising Bay offer great opportunities for whitefish, salmon, and lake trout during the early winter months. Lake Michigan Most fishing opportunity is along the shore on piers, break walls, and along the beach where steelhead and coho salmon can be found. If ice conditions

tags: Fishing, Great Lakes

Thursday, December 26, 2019

While many anglers have certain species they typically look for, or fishing spots they like to frequent, it’s important to recognize that the Great Lakes region provides a wide variety of fishing opportunities, year round. From boat fishing to shore fishing to ice fishing, being open-minded about the abundant fishing related

by: Chad Lapa

tags: Fishing, Great Lakes

Monday, December 23, 2019

Funding Available for Projects that Support Protection and Restoration of Great Lakes Applications Due by Jan. 24, 2020 The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Great Lakes Research Consortium recently announced $125,000 in grants to support Great Lakes projects. The 2020 Great Lakes Research

by: Great Lakes Research Consortium

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Great Lakes, Lake Ontario

Monday, October 7, 2019

NOAA will fund 12 new research projects around the country to better understand and predict harmful algal blooms (HABs) and improve our collective response to them. NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) is allocating $10.2 million in FY 2019 to fund HAB research across the nation. Approximately $8.4 million

tags: Awards, Environmental Impact, Great Lakes, Law & Politics

Friday, September 20, 2019

At the Fort Lauderdale International boat show in 2013, I met a young boat building company out of Miami called Belzona Boats. I was shocked that a boat builder would have started to manufacture a whole new concept of boat so shortly after the recession, but, when I looked at the models in the water, I was floored by their innovation

by: Erik Kyle, Publisher, Great Lakes Scuttlebutt

tags: Company Expansions, Great Lakes, New Boat Models

Friday, September 13, 2019

Australian-crafted luxury motor yachts have made their way into the Great Lakes, and we’re more than okay with it. Despite being made with the oceans in mind, with its country of origin being surrounded by three of them, Maritimo’s line of motor yachts continues to adapt seamlessly to the unique ports and marinas of the

tags: Company Expansions, Great Lakes, New Boat Models

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

At this time of year, with summer winding down, many anglers are getting ready to put their boats away for the winter. As we pull our boats out of the water and get them ready for storage, it’s a great time to take a close look at what is on the boat and what you might need to buy, fix, or replace for the following year,

by: Chad Lapa

tags: Fishing, Great Lakes

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Any of three historic lighthouses on the Great Lakes could be yours. Let’s face it, living in a lighthouse could be fun, or at least different. If you’ve ever fantasized about it, a real chance is now at hand. If your boat isn’t enough, a lighthouse could also be your summer escape place. Specifically, three

by: Norm Schultz

tags: Great Lakes, History, Real Estate

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Burger Boat Company, one of the oldest and most respected custom yacht builders in America, is pleased to announce the sale and delivery of its newest Burger 48 Cruiser, Hull 512. This Burger 48 Cruiser is a specially built 48’ (14.63 m) aluminum cruiser developed in conjunction with Vripack Naval Architects and features an

tags: Great Lakes, New Boat Models