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Monday, January 6, 2020

The waterfront is a center of life in Chicago. It’s where discoveries are made and adventures begin. Dedicate one day each to exploring the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. We’ve rounded up the best places to eat, play and, of course, splash. Day 1: Chicago River Stroll the Chicago Riverwalk, an attractions-filled path

tags: Destination, Lake Michigan

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

A look at the calendar may show it’s winter, but summer will make a welcome appearance as the Windy City’s BIGGEST marine and outdoor sale cruises into McCormick Place this January. Your Dreamboat is Here Climb aboard boats for every on-water activity imaginable‚ from fishing to cruising to water sports.

tags: Boat Show, Lake Michigan

Friday, November 8, 2019

Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Dan Eichinger recently confirmed the commitment of $8 million in state funds for the preconstruction, engineering and design phase of a multifaceted barrier system to prevent invasive Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes. In a Nov. 4, 2019 letter to Lieutenant General Todd

by: Ed Golder - Michigan DNR

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

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Since 1892, Columbia Yacht Club has been known as more than just a ship on the lake, a sailing organization, or a dining room. It has been known and continues to be celebrated as the club that fosters a deep sense of pride and camaraderie among its members, officers, and staff. More than this, the Columbia Yacht Club is proud to serve

tags: Boat Club, Charity, Education, Feel Good Story, Kids & Pets, Lake Michigan, Yacht Club

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

If you haven’t been to Manistee County lately, then you have never been to Manistee County! Three harbors and their harbor towns share the 25-mile Lake Michigan shoreline with knock-your-socks-off pristine natural beauty, a shared history of lumbering and shipping, and each offers unique and memorable experiences. The city of

by: Maralee Cook, c/o Manistee County Visitors Bureau

tags: Destination, Lake Michigan

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

The City of Lowell and Moran Iron Works have inked a contract for Moran to fabricate the latest iteration of the Lowell Showboat, the city’s centerpiece attraction. The project is expected to encompass nearly 10,000 hours of labor and be completed by Spring 2020, when it will be transported to its mooring location on the Flat

tags: Lake Michigan, Travel

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

On July 15th, 2019, I sailed across the finish line just off Mackinac Island. 51 hours earlier, I started off the skyline in Chicago, for the 111th running of “The Chicago to Mackinac” sailboat race. With 266 boats entered and approximately 2200 sailors, I was excited to be starting a long-time bucket list item. As I

by: Mike Schnitzka

tags: Lake Michigan, Lifestyle, Racing, Sailing

Friday, September 20, 2019

SkipperBud’s will now represent the MasterCraft Boat Company in Northern Illinois. The operations will be split between two locations, Volo and Antioch, Illinois. The primary showroom will be at the Sequoit Harbor location, which will provide an on water site to best serve the current and future MasterCraft owners. Jim Schultz,

tags: Company Expansions, Dealerships, Lake Michigan

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy has confirmed the presence of European frogbit, a prohibited invasive aquatic plant, in Michigan's lower Grand River immediately upstream of Grand Haven in Ottawa County and in Pentwater Lake in Oceana County. European frogbit was first detected in southeast Michigan in 1996 and

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Lake Michigan

Monday, September 9, 2019

The Eastland Disaster Historical Society (EDHS), now in its 21st year of honoring those affected by Chicago’s deadliest disaster, announces that it will transition from a family-run, not-for-profit organization to a key asset within several iconic Chicago area institutions including the Newberry Library, Chicago Genealogical

tags: History, Lake Michigan

Jan 2020