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Monday, February 17, 2020

With more than 150,000 graduates over the past 55 years, and Steve and Doris Colgate at the helm of Offshore Sailing School from the beginning, the company continues to look toward the future with innovative growth plans. Offshore Sailing School graduates and guests will set sail in 2020 on more Colgate Sailing Adventures®

by: Beth Oliver, Director of Marketing, Offshore Sailing School

tags: Education, Sailing, Travel

Monday, February 17, 2020

Navico, parent company to the Lowrance®, Simrad®, B&G® and C-MAP® brands recently announced the launch of the WM-4 Marine Satellite Receiver for SiriusXM® weather and audio. Delivering vital weather and fishing information to Lowrance HDS LIVE and HDS Carbon, Simrad NSS evo3 and NSO evo3, and B&G Zeus3 and

tags: Electronics, Fishing, Safety, Smart Technology, Travel

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Beyond the fuel asset feature, however, boat shows are a great resource for boaters who are looking for new dockage and destinations. Many show producers offer separate blocks or aisles of travel exhibitors offering information about boat-accessible destinations for guests who are seeking an interesting place to go, be it with their boat in tow or via an extended cruise.

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Boat Show, Lifestyle, Travel

Thursday, January 2, 2020

A “short” seven-hour drive from Toledo, Ohio, landed us at the State Dock Marina on Lake Cumberland – the houseboat mecca of the world! Fifteen of my family members met here, from all over the Midwest, to start our weekend adventure on the water. Lake Cumberland is located in southern Kentucky, just west of Daniel

by: Melanie Kyle

tags: Inland Boating, Lifestyle, Travel

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The new Wind Instrument RB™ is available with a special Black Friday Bonus Pack and free shipping. With the current waiting list from being sold out, we are currently shipping new orders in the first week of December. Orders ship out in the sequence received, so order now for earliest delivery. The Bonus Pack accessories

tags: Coupons & Discounts, Gift Ideas, Navigation, Sailing, Software & Apps, Travel

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: Beyond the Lakes, Environmental Impact, Travel

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