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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The July 4th weekend brought the Tall Ships Challenge, an annual series of tall ship races and maritime port festivals geared towards celebrating maritime history, to the Port of Buffalo for four days of parades, tours, exhibitions, and festivities. Mid-afternoon on the 4th witnessed a parade of 12 majestic and historic tall ships

tags: Sailing, History

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Ohio Sea Grant and partners have set up four interactive kiosks at popular tourist locations along the lakeshore that introduce visitors to 31 Lake Erie shipwrecks, 22 lighthouses, and nine maritime museums that help tell the story of Ohio’s rich maritime history. The kiosks parallel Ohio Sea Grant’s Shipwrecks and

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Education, History, Lake Erie

Monday, September 9, 2019

The Eastland Disaster Historical Society (EDHS), now in its 21st year of honoring those affected by Chicago’s deadliest disaster, announces that it will transition from a family-run, not-for-profit organization to a key asset within several iconic Chicago area institutions including the Newberry Library, Chicago Genealogical

tags: History, Lake Michigan

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Ready to dive in maritime history? Look no further than the Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Manitowoc’s rich shipbuilding heritage forms the foundation of the region’s largest maritime museum on the shores of Lake Michigan. Area shipyards were building graceful wooden sailing schooners in the 19th

tags: Event, Events, History, Lake Michigan

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

Monday, August 12, 2019

Suppose you’re the head of a multinational polymer composite company and an engineer by trade, and you’re not satisfied with the versatility of center consoles and walkaround boats on the market. What would you do? You’d design a better boat, of course. That’s exactly what Belzona’s President, Joel

tags: History, New Boat Models

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Harris has long been recognized as an industry leader in the marine market, not just for quality pontoons, but also for the builder’s commitment to innovation. Now, the company that has long set standards for the marine industry to follow is setting their sights on a new goal: to lead the industry in environmentally friendly

tags: Environmental Impact, History

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Somewhere in between the long list of life’s to-dos, there exists a small sliver of time. Yet, it’s this part that, while tiny in comparison, takes up the most room in our hearts and memories. It’s the part you save for the things you love. It’s the part that makes you feel alive and fully present. And you do

tags: History, New Boat Models

Monday, March 11, 2019

STINGRAY Boats is proudly celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2019. The company began in 1979 in the small southern town of Hartsville, South Carolina, with little more than two molds, a few skilled craftsmen, and a man with a passion to build great boats that families could afford. A few things have changed at STINGRAY over the

tags: Company Expansions, History

Friday, August 17, 2018

Toledo has always been a hotbed of powerboat activity, from as far back as the 1913 Centennial Regatta, through the years up to the Portside heyday of the 1980s. Destinations such as the Presque Isle Amusement Park, Walbridge Park, and the Lake Erie Park and Casino made for great boating entertainment on the Maumee River and Lake

by: David Ramsey, Owner

tags: Service & Repair, Antique & Classic Boats, Boat Show, History, Lake Erie

Aug 2019