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Thursday, August 22, 2019

The Michigan Boating Industries Association is celebrating 10 years of producing the Metro Boat Show at Lake St. Clair Metropark this September 12-15. The show has grown each year and is the largest in-water boat show in the Midwest, spanning more than a mile long into both the North and South Marinas. The picturesque setting along

tags: Boat Show, Lake Erie, Lake St Clair

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Recreational boats spanning the decades since 1913 in a dry-land marina. Current-model boats representing modern hull and propulsion design. Historic lighthouses and shipwrecks. Boating and aquatic science experts. On-the-State-Fair- pond skiff rowing opportunities. All this is part of th new Great New York State Fair Maritime

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Boat Show, Event, Lake Ontario

Friday, August 16, 2019

The 386 kilometer-long Trent-Severn Waterway, a National Historic Site of Canada, has been the lifeblood of this region for generations, connecting the vibrant city of Peterborough to rural towns and villages and the region to Lake Ontario and Georgian Bay. Peterborough & the Kawarthas is conveniently located between

tags: Destination, Lake Ontario

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

April 2019 marked the 20th anniversary of Dave and Michelle Hinton operating Loyalist Cove Marina, located in the quaint, historical Village of Bath, just west of the entrance to the St Lawrence River and Thousand Islands in Ontario. “We are kind of like a midpoint for many travelers. People on their way to Kingston coming from

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Ontario, Marina

Friday, August 9, 2019

AMC Customs is proud to offer boaters IGL Ecocoat marine – a specially formulated coating that adheres strongly onto gelcoat, polyurethane, and acrylic paint. It is the company’s highest performance coating in terms of QUV Accelerated Weathering testing, which refers to the world’s most widely used accelerated method

tags: Hull, Lake Erie, Polishes & Waxes

Friday, August 9, 2019

On August 9, 2019, Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab join boating safety advocates around the world in hosting a Ready, Set, Wear It Life Jacket event in their local community. These events are part of the yearlong Safe Boating Campaign to promote boating safety and voluntary, consistent wear of life jackets. The local event,

tags: Awards, Event, Events, Lake Erie, Safety

Friday, August 9, 2019

Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director Mary Mertz designated the Lake Erie Islands Water Trail as Ohio’s 12th state water trail in a ceremony today. The trail consists of five separate sections totaling more than 50 miles around North Bass, Middle Bass and South Bass islands, Kelleys Island and along the mainland

tags: Canoes & Kayaks, Dept of Natural Resources, Destination, Lake Erie

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

More than 40 miles of Lake Erie shoreline constitutes Chautauqua County, New York’s northwestern border. Tucked in among the region's shale escarpment are three harbors home to three distinct communities: Westfield, Dunkirk, and Sunset Bay. Westfield and Barcelona Harbor Traveling west to east, Barcelona Harbor provides the

by: Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau

tags: Destination, Lake Erie

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Ohio Sea Grant Extension Educator Jill Bartolotta and Stone Lab Education and Outreach Specialist Sue Bixler have received $49,988.37 from the NOAA Marine Debris Program’s FY2018 Marine Debris Prevention grant competition to educate visitors to South Bass Island about the impacts and prevention of plastic trash. The project

tags: Education, Environmental Impact, Lake Erie

Wednesday, August 7, 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 Grand Haven offer a choice of two fun on-water boat training courses taught aboard single-engine powerboats: Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves, Saturday, August

tags: Women in Boating, Boating 101, Education, Event, Events, Lake Michigan