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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The new Lake Michigan In-Water Boat Show will be held at Manitowoc Marina, June 21-23. Open to the general public, the latest models from Boston Whaler, Cutwater Boats, Rossiter, Cobalt, Grady White, and Catalina Yachts will all be on display and ready for inspection and qualified sea trials. A joint effort between participating

tags: Boat Show, Lake Michigan

Monday, June 10, 2019

Nestled among pristine spring-fed lakes, this beautiful tourism destination boasts endless outdoor recreational opportunities, a unique shopping scene, an assortment of dining to please every palate, and comfortable lodging facilities and campgrounds. With a solid business community, a diverse friendly populace, and a natural

tags: Destination, Lake Michigan

Friday, June 7, 2019

This year’s show will be one of the largest, featuring over 80 of the finest watercraft from pleasure boats to mega-yachts and everything in between. Diverse land displays will also be a part of the show, including a helicopter that will be situated on the marina lawn. Bring the entire family to enjoy a day of strolling the

tags: Marina, Boat Show, Lake Michigan

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Celebrating over eighty years of continuous business this year, Howe Marine had humble beginnings in 1938. Originally opened in Indian River, Mich., as ‘Majestic Marine’, Steve Majestic was the first owner, followed by “Stub” and Bessie Howe in 1942. After updating the name, “Stub” and his wife also

tags: Service & Repair, Antique & Classic Boats, Dealerships, Engines, Lake Michigan

Thursday, May 16, 2019

For an owner who appreciates originality and an elite look, Altima Yachts’ 38-foot Xcape Sport Family Edition (SFE) is a boat that will appeal to the serious angler, as well as to families that enjoy entertaining and overnighting. With a beam of 13 feet, 2 inches, you can count on an extremely stable platform. Triple Evinrude

tags: Lake Michigan, New Boat Models

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Want to learn the basics of powerboating or brush up on your skills? The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water together with Freedom Boat Club Chicago offer a choice of two fun on-water boat training courses taught aboard single-engine powerboats: Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves, Saturday, June 1 at

tags: Education, Event, Lake Michigan, Women in Boating

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Mercury Marine, the world leader in marine propulsion and technology has officially broken ground on a new 30,000 square foot addition to its propeller casting facility. When complete, Mercury’s propeller facilities total footprint will encompass 90,000 square feet. The expansion, which was officially announced during an event

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Michigan, Propellers

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Home to thousands of recreational boats, Milwaukee has never had affordable 24/7 on-water assistance available to boaters — until now. Capt. Gareth Stamm, owner of four TowBoatUS locations, including nearby Racine, has opened TowBoatUS Milwaukee just in time for the summer boating season. Boaters needing routine assistance with

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Michigan, Safety, Towing

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Anglers fishing for lake trout in the waters of Grand Traverse Bay this year need to be aware of a new regulation now in effect. At yesterday's meeting of the Michigan Natural Resources Commission in Lansing, the commission acted to reduce the daily possession limit of lake trout in these waters from two fish to one. The lake trout

tags: Environmental Impact, Fishing, Lake Michigan, Law & Politics

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Every spring there is a unique gathering of women sailors on the shores of Lake Michigan. Driven by a desire to improve their skills, meet like-minded people, and simply jump start the season, they descend upon the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center for a one-day immersion into the world of sailing from a female perspective. Started

by: Ken Quant, Broad Reach Marketing

tags: Education, Event, Lake Michigan, Sailing, Women in Boating

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