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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Michigan Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Mark Zitnik insists he was just doing his job, though the off-duty officer recently risked his own life to save a swimmer from strong Lake Superior currents. Zitnik and his family were enjoying a Saturday afternoon (July 25) boating on Munising Bay in Alger County. As

tags: Safety, Dept of Natural Resources, Feel Good Story, Lake Superior

Monday, August 3, 2020

Afton’s premier yacht brokerage has reinvented itself with new ownership. When Yachtbrokers Inc. decided to close up shop, Glenn Orehosky saw an opportunity to serve the needs of the Minnesota boat brokerage market and took quick action by opening Yacht Brokers of Afton. Glenn brings over thirty five years of business

tags: Lake Superior, Brokerage, Inland Boating

Monday, August 3, 2020

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has approved more than $400,000 in funding through the Coastal Management Assistance Grant (CMAG) program for five projects in Mentor, Euclid, Jefferson, Rocky River and Rossford that will improve coastal planning, public access, and water quality. “ODNR is proud to partner with

tags: Lake Erie, Awards, Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Southern Marinas Holdings, LLC, a partnership between a New York-based private investment firm and Southern Marinas, announced today the purchase of Bay Point Resort and Marina in Marblehead, Ohio on July 8, 2020. This acquisition brings the growing Southern Marina’s portfolio total to eleven properties. Bay Point Resort and

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Erie, Marina

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Great Lakes boaters, set your course for 42.4974° N, 82.8964°W, and head for St. Clair Shores, Michigan. Nestled along the banks of the beautiful Lake St. Clair, St. Clair Shores is often called the “Gateway to the Great Lakes” and the “Boating Capital of Michigan.” The boating business here is

tags: Destination, Lake Erie, Travel

Friday, July 31, 2020

Nestled on the shores of Lake Huron, Rogers City is known across Northeast Michigan as the Nautical City. Located 46 nautical miles south of the Mackinac Bridge, Rogers City’s small town atmosphere is truly like no other. Built upon the shipping industry of the Calcite Quarry, boating has been part of Rogers City’s history

tags: Marina, Destination, Lake Huron

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

You may have seen construction equipment on the water in the St. Louis River Estuary, but do you know what is really changing at each habitat restoration site in Minnesota and Wisconsin and why? Now, there is a new tool that can help you see how these projects are addressing the historical loss of fish and wildlife habitat in the

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

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Port Washington, Wisconsin, your destination marina on the western shores of Lake Michigan! Stay, eat, and play! This is a quaint little town with a whole lot to see and do, including over 20 bars and restaurants all within walking distance of the marina. Many gift, clothing, and candy shops are nearby, as well as museums to pique

tags: Marina, Air Purification, Destination, Lake Michigan

Monday, July 27, 2020

The National Museum of the Great Lakes is pleased to announce, in collaboration with the Toledo Zoo, a small temporary exhibition entitled “What’s in a Name”. This exhibit, housed in the Reflections Gallery of the Aquarium at the zoo, is part of a larger collection of Great Lakes ships nameboards and tell the stories

tags: Lake Erie, Antique & Classic Boats, History

Sunday, July 26, 2020

US Sailing and the U.S. Match Racing Championships Committee have announced the cancellation of the 2020 U.S. Match Racing Championship, originally scheduled to be hosted by the Rochester Y​acht Club in Rochester, NY. The U.S. Match Racing Championship Committee had plan​ned to issue invitations at the end of June, but

tags: Sailing, West Coast, COVID-19, Events, Lake Ontario, Racing

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