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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

The Antique Boat Museum recently launched a new virtual exhibition called “From Personal Craft to Museum Object: A Virtual Exhibition Curated by Boat Owners and the Antique Boat Museum” in collaboration with Woody Boater. The exhibition was conceived from an idea Matt Smith of Woody Boater put forward as a way to

tags: History, Lake Ontario, Antique & Classic Boats

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

The National Museum of the Great Lakes re-opened its doors to members and visitors on June 10 after receiving Governor DeWine’s announcement the week prior stating museums and other entertainment facilities could re-open with certain health and safety restrictions in place. “We have been preparing for our re-opening for

tags: COVID-19, History, Lake Erie, Travel

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

WHAT: National Museum of the Great Lakes Reopening to Public WHEN: Beginning June, 10, 2020; Mon.-Sat.: 10am-5pm; Sun.: 12pm-5pm WHERE: National Museum of the Great Lakes - 1701 Front St., Toledo, OH 43605 Additional Details: The National Museum of the Great Lakes will re-open its doors to members and visitors beginning tomorrow

tags: COVID-19, Great Lakes, History, Travel

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

The National Sailing Hall of Fame and Herreshoff Marine Museum & America’s Cup Hall of Fame recently announced their partnership to open an America’s Cup Hall of Fame location in Newport, Rhode Island. Every sport has its legends, comprised of people who provide inspiration to take on new challenges and achieve new

tags: America's Cup World Series, Awards, East Coast, History, Racing, Sailing

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

The Thousand Islands Boat Museum in Gananoque, Ontario has been building a tangible legacy to house special nautical treasures… and it’s almost complete! Located on the St. Lawrence River just 20 minutes from Kingston, the Boathouse is already attracting visitors from far and wide, sharing the magic spirit of the Thousand

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Company Expansions, History, Lake Ontario

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Over the last several weeks, with stay-at-home orders in effect, the way individuals and organizations do business has dramatically changed. Online connection tools have become increasingly important. In response, the National Museum of the Great Lakes (NMGL) has substantially increased its virtual education initiatives to better

tags: Kids & Pets, COVID-19, Education, Great Lakes, History

Monday, March 16, 2020

The cold, fresh waters of the Great Lakes are literally littered with shipwrecks – pieces of history capturing chapters of a time when transport by water was as important as transport by land. Some, like the Syracuse, recall the Great Lakes’ sailing heyday, when goods and people routinely plied the lakes along well-used

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, History, Shipwrecks, Software & Apps

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

Monday, November 18, 2019

The National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) this weekend celebrated its ninth class of inductees during ceremonies at the 126-year-old Seattle Yacht Club’s Mainstation, which is on the National Register of Historic Places and located on Portage Bay. “These Induction ceremonies are the crown jewel of the National Sailing

tags: Awards, History, Sailing

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: History, Sailing

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