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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, October 1, 2019

Last month, I had the opportunity to check off a long time “bucket list” item: to visit the Muskoka Lakes region north of Toronto. I had made plans a couple of times and had to cancel each time… but not this time! The ACBS Michigan Chapter Commodore, Jack Warren, put together a well-planned, multi-day cruise on

by: Captain Dennis J. Mykols

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Georgian Bay, Inland Boating, Lake Huron, Travel

Monday, September 2, 2019

When boating season starts to wind down, most Great Lakes boaters begin the process of winterizing their boat. Whether they have to prepare the boat for winter storage or for the long trek down south if they are fortunate enough to be “snow birds”, the boat needs to be properly maintained. The mental checklist begins with

by: Megan Meisler, Co-Owner of Loadmaster Trailer Co. Ltd.

tags: Hauling, Service & Repair, Trailers, Travel, Winterization

Monday, August 26, 2019

If your vacations include being out on the water and getting back to nature, reap the benefits of a blissful getaway in a premier destination while staying “green.” New to chartering or experienced, it’s never too late to practice healthy eco-friendly habits on board. Think Global, Buy Local One of the best and

tags: Charter, Engines, Sailing, Travel

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Coupling luxurious travel with a love for the planet can be challenging to say the least. Bee + Hive makes sustainable exploration possible and simple, acting as an association of hotels, parks, and restaurants that are committed to ecological, socio-economic, and cultural sustainability. These travel resources promote preserving the

tags: Travel, Beyond the Lakes, Environmental Impact

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

A boat is a small city that must be completely self-sufficient and managing power, water, and trash aboard is a whole different matter than it is at home. Whether you’re on a week-long charter in the tropics or a summer cruise in your local waters, you’ll have to be your own tiny city manager. That means living within a

by: Zuzana Prochazka

tags: Boating 101, Charters, Environmental Impact, Travel

Thursday, August 1, 2019

The NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries include more than 600,000 square miles of marine protected areas, from the rugged Olympic Peninsula of Washington to the “shipwreck alley” of Michigan’s Thunder Bay and the turquoise-hued shallows of the Florida Keys. These national treasures present great opportunities for

tags: Boating 101, Travel

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Travelopia Yachts, the world’s premier yacht charter business and parent company to charter brands The Moorings, Sunsail and Footloose, has announced unprecedented investment into its charter products in 2020. Following the devastation of Hurricane Irma in the fall of 2017, Travelopia moved quickly to reestablish operations in

tags: Beyond the Lakes, Caribbean Islands, Charter, Company Expansions, Travel

Monday, July 22, 2019

The nation’s largest advocacy group for recreational boaters, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is urging Empire State boaters and those who transit the Erie Canal System to have their voices heard at upcoming “Reimagine the Canal” stakeholder sessions this week in Lockport and Brockport and in

tags: Events, Law & Politics, The Great Loop, Travel

Monday, July 1, 2019

The Moorings aims to make your vacation as smooth sailing as it can be, and that includes stress-free packing. Along with an expertly-crafted checklist provided prior to your trip, here are a few items to help you pack like you know what you’re doing! Documents - Don’t leave them on the dresser! Pack your passport, proper

tags: Caribbean Islands, Travel