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

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: New Boat Models, Company Expansions, Great Lakes

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: Great Lakes, New Boat Models, Company Expansions

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: Great Lakes, Fishing

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

Friday, August 2, 2019

Oasis Marinas, a marina management company, announces that the firm has been awarded the lease for Spitzer Lakeside Marina in Lorain, Ohio. This will be the company’s 25th marina under management and first in the Great Lakes. The marina will be rebranded to Oasis Marinas at Port Lorain in 2020 when Oasis Marinas officially has

tags: Company Expansions, Great Lakes, Lake Erie

Thursday, July 4, 2019

There’s nothing quite like summertime fishing on the Great Lakes! Now that the warm weather has finally arrived, boaters are getting out on the water to test out new equipment and techniques, as well as put favorite tactics to use. Anglers across all five lakes are itching to take advantage of the hot spring and summer days that

by: Chad Lapa

tags: Fishing, Great Lakes

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Committed to small-ship cruising on the North American and Canadian coasts, Victory Cruise Lines is highlighting its first two itineraries since joining the American Queen Steamboat Company. Operated by the leader in U.S. river cruising, the 202-guest M/V Victory I and M/V Victory II cruises traverse all five Great Lakes plus Canadian

tags: Great Lakes, Travel

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

In December 2018, Great Lakes Boats and Brokerage, LLC, located in Mentor, Ohio, teamed up with Michigan-based Great Lakes Yacht Brokers in a move aimed at providing vessel buyers and sellers from the “thumb” of Michigan to Niagara Falls to the Ohio River with the best options in terms of pleasure boat selection, prices,

tags: Brokerage, Company Expansions, Great Lakes, Used Boats