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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: Inland Boating, Lake Superior, Boat Show

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

Friday, December 6, 2019

Pontoon boats are all about enjoying time on the water with your friends and family. Yet, all too often, they are lacking basic functionalities and amenities you’d expect for entertaining a group of people. Serving space for food and drinks is hard to come by; a convenient trash can or even basic storage space is generally

tags: Retrofitting, Accessories, Furniture, Inland Boating

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Last month, I had the opportunity to check off a long time “bucket list” item: to visit the Muskoka Lakes region north of Toronto. I had made plans a couple of times and had to cancel each time… but not this time! The ACBS Michigan Chapter Commodore, Jack Warren, put together a well-planned, multi-day cruise on

by: Captain Dennis J. Mykols

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Georgian Bay, Inland Boating, Lake Huron, Travel

Thursday, February 14, 2019

This year’s sturgeon season on Black Lake (Cheboygan County, Michigan) ended at 9:18 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 – after only 78 minutes of fishing. The fishing season, which included spearing or hook-and-line fishing, was scheduled to run Feb. 2-6, or until the harvest quota had been reached. This year's allocation of sturgeon

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

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Eight waterways totaling 540-plus miles that flow through more than a dozen counties have been selected as the first state-designated water trails in Michigan, the Department of Natural Resources recently announced. The DNR and the Office of the Great Lakes partnered on the effort to finalize this first round of designations, which

tags: Beyond the Lakes, Dept of Natural Resources, Inland Boating, Water Toys

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Michigan’s first look at new 2019 boat designs, technology, and styling will be in early January at the Lansing Boat Show in downtown Lansing, Michigan. The boat show, which is in its 21st year — offers boating enthusiasts a nice break from the winter weather with over 40 manufacturers represented by up to 10 Michigan boat

tags: Boat Show, Inland Boating