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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Nearly 24 hours before the Edenville Dam in Midland County collapsed Tuesday, conservation officers from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources began evacuating people in homes and businesses positioned downriver of the dam. With historic flood levels expected, the officers remain on scene and are providing emergency response as

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Inland Boating, Lake Huron, Safety

Thursday, April 23, 2020

The New York State Canal System has long been recognized as essential transportation infrastructure, important to irrigation and flood control, the upstate economy, and communities that line its 524-mile length. However, the Canal Corporation’s parent agency, New York Power Authority (NYPA), ordered a work stoppage in March that

tags: COVID-19, Inland Boating, Law & Politics

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

There was tremendous excitement at this year’s Minneapolis Boat Show in late January as Avalon & Tahoe Mfg., a vertically integrated builder of luxury pontoon boats, introduced a world-first wakesurf pontoon boat called Waketoon Surf Series. As pontoon boat sales have grown exponentially and wakesurf boats have gained in

tags: Inland Boating, New Boat Models, Towables, Water Toys

Monday, February 10, 2020

Syracuse, N.Y. On Saturday, February 22, 2020, from 9 am to 5 pm, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and New York Sea Grant will offer youth ages 10 to 17 the boater safety course required from them to legally operate a motorboat or personal watercraft on waters in NY. The training will be held at the 2020 Central New York Boat Show at

tags: Boat Show, Boating 101, Education, Inland Boating, Kids & Pets, Lake Ontario, Promotions & Giveaways

Friday, January 24, 2020

Eager for the chance to catch one of Michigan’s most unique fish? The wait will soon be over! The lake sturgeon season on Black Lake, in Cheboygan County, begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, so make sure your license and registration are in order. Registration is required to participate in this season. The total 2020 season

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing, Inland Boating, Law & Politics

Monday, January 13, 2020

The 2020 Progressive® Insurance Minneapolis Boat Show® will drop anchor at the Minneapolis Convention Center January 23-26, 2020, providing a one-of-a-kind opportunity for guests to shop and see the latest and greatest boats and marine accessories and technology, swapping the winter blues for thoughts of summer fun. Minnesota

tags: Boat Show, Inland Boating, Lake Superior

Thursday, January 2, 2020

A “short” seven-hour drive from Toledo, Ohio, landed us at the State Dock Marina on Lake Cumberland – the houseboat mecca of the world! Fifteen of my family members met here, from all over the Midwest, to start our weekend adventure on the water. Lake Cumberland is located in southern Kentucky, just west of Daniel

by: Melanie Kyle

tags: Inland Boating, Lifestyle, Travel

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Parks and Watercraft will offer $500,000 in grants to improve boating access for hand-powered watercraft at public facilities across the state. Applicants may request up to $75,000 for a single project during the grant period. “Ohio has experienced extraordinary

by: Tim Petrides

tags: Canoes & Kayaks, Inland Boating, Lake Erie, Water Toys

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Over 40 manufacturers will be represented during Michigan’s first look at new 2020 boat designs. Discover the latest in technology and styling in early January at the Lansing Boat Show in downtown Lansing, Mich. Convenient parking and an excellent location makes the boat show a great break in the winter weather. Just two blocks

tags: Boat Show, Inland Boating

Monday, December 16, 2019

The new Mirage Passport 12 by Hobie is a longer, larger, and more fishing-centric Passport than its wildly successful predecessor, the Passport 10.5. Powered by the original MirageDrive® Classic with ST Fins, this highly manageable 12-foot pedal kayak takes kayakers where they want to go with ease and world-class Hobie

tags: Canoes & Kayaks, Fishing, Inland Boating

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