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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Back Cove Yachts introduced the brand new 34O – the ‘O’ is for ‘outboard’ – at the 2018 Newport Boat Show, powered by a pair of all white Yamaha 300’s (optional 350 hp Yamahas or Suzukis), and the result was the award for “Best New Powerboat under 35 feet”. Previously best known

tags: Dealerships, Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, New Boat Models

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

One of the most vital features on any sailboat is your standing and running rigging. They should be inspected on a yearly basis either by going aloft or by removing the mast — which, by the way, should be done every three-five years, regardless. Once inspecting, what should you be looking for? Standing rigging has many failure

by: Jon Duer, Doyle Sailmakers Cleveland

tags: Boating 101, Lake Erie, Sailing, Service & Repair

Friday, February 8, 2019

The western basin of Lake Erie offers a unique experience to boaters, primarily because there are so many beautiful islands to visit within close proximity to each other. One waterlogged paradise, however, stands out. Kelleys Island, often referred to as the “Emerald Isle of Lake Erie”, satisfies a multitude of vacation

by: Jordan Killam, Director

tags: Lake Erie, Travel

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Wilson Marine Corp. is proud to announce the opening of a new location in Wixom, Mich. Wilson Marine, Michigan’s largest volume boat dealership, is expanding its efforts and opening a new location in Wixom, Michigan. The new building, located at 48500 Twelve Mile Rd, Wixom, MI 48393, is now officially open. The Wixom facility

tags: Lake Erie, Service & Repair

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The Detroit Boat Show turns the Motor City into the Boater City February 16-24 at Cobo Center. The show, like the boating industry, is growing again this year, covering 500,000 square feet with everything boating. After another successful boating season in Michigan, exhibitors vie for the few remaining spaces available.

tags: Boat Show, Lake Erie, Lake St Clair

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

KAM Yacht Sales offers a wide variety of yachts and fishing boats for sale. Our licensed brokers work in Michigan and Florida to buy boats, and sell all models and sizes. Give us a call to quote a new boat for you, and for your trade. To best serve you, we have two locations in Detroit: KAM Marine and KAM Marine Jefferson. Both

tags: Dealerships, Lake Erie, New Boat Models, Service & Repair

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

From Lake St. Clair’s riotous summer boat party ‘Jobbie Nooner’ and world-class game fishing year-round to the colorful light show on Lake Erie during Lake Erie Metropark’s family-friendly fireworks, the metro Detroit region is teeming with water-based activities and events avid boaters will love. And the

tags: Destination, Lake Erie, Lake St Clair

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) recently released the Ohio Coastal Atlas Third Edition, a 14-by-10-inch document that illustrates and discusses many of the historical, cultural, physical and natural resources of Ohio’s Lake Erie coastal region. The 267-page Ohio Coastal Atlas is an informative and easy-to-use

tags: Books & Charts, Dept of Natural Resources, Lake Erie

Friday, January 25, 2019

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently received approval from the State Controlling Board to begin funding nearly $10 million in projects aimed toward helping to keep dredged material out of Lake Erie. These projects are part of Ohio’s “Healthy Lake Erie

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Erie, Law & Politics

Friday, January 18, 2019

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently received approval from the State Controlling Board to begin funding nearly $10 million in projects aimed toward helping to keep dredged material out of Lake Erie. These projects are part of Ohio’s “Healthy Lake Erie

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Erie, Law & Politics, Dept of Natural Resources

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