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  • Put-in-Bay: Your Best Last Weekend

    “It’s hard to mess up good food, cold beer, and good polka music,” laughs Miller Boat Line ferry operator Bill Market. “...the forecast is 77 degrees and sunny. If you’re looking for one last good weekend on the bay, this is it.”

  • Michigan native and boater Jeff Daniels to tour with son's band

    Emmy-winning actor reminds us he's a full-time musician and an actor on the side. Jeff Daniels confirms fall tour dates with his son’s band. The Ben Daniels Band will headline the shows, with the senior Daniels as an opener and support.

  • New DNR Fisheries Division plan open for public comment

    “We want you to see yourself and the resources you love reflected in the plan,” says DNR Fisheries spokesperson Elyse Walter. Before this plan can be adopted by the agency it must be made available for public comment.

  • Working replicas of Niña, Pinta set sail

    Two full-sized working replicas of Christopher Columbus’ ships are sailing from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. The caravels are the twenty-five year project of The Columbus Foundation, an organization focused on the Age of Discovery.

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    Manitou welcomes Manufacturing Day student tour

    Manitou Pontoon Boats, for the second year in a row, is celebrating National Manufacturing Day by sponsoring Capital Area Manufacturing Council initiative to give local junior high and high school students an inside look at Michigan’s largest job-creating

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    Great Lakes prays for Las Vegas

    On behalf of Great Lakes Boating publisher, staff, advertisers and community partners we send our condolences and heart-felt prayers to the wonderful city of Las Vegas. We are devastated by last night's tragedy and mourn with the families of those killed

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    New Yanmar diesel outboard coming to North America

    On the heels of Yanmar’s Monaco Yacht Show announcement about its new 50 hp diesel outboard, Yanmar’s North, Central and South America’s Area Manager Kevin Carlan speaks exclusively with Great Lakes Boating editors.

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    Goin' Rogue

    “We are wanting to appeal to those who are tired of the same old style RIB boat and might want something a little more utilitarian or SUV-like in nature,” said President Jarrett Bryzek. “There is nothing else like this on the market at this price point.”

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    Manitou welcomes Manufacturing Day student tour

    Manitou Pontoon Boats, for the second year in a row, is celebrating National Manufacturing Day by sponsoring Capital Area Manufacturing Council initiative to give local junior high and high school students an inside look at Michigan’s largest job-creating

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    Sea testing for Carver's new C34 a success

    Wisconsin native, Carver Yachts announced today successful completion of sea tests for a C34 Coupe, to debut at this year’s Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show. This 34’ LOA boat is the shortest-to-date offering and required the kind of innovation we’v

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    Great Lakes prays for Las Vegas

    On behalf of Great Lakes Boating publisher, staff, advertisers and community partners we send our condolences and heart-felt prayers to the wonderful city of Las Vegas. We are devastated by last night's tragedy and mourn with the families of those killed

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    Cleveland rocks new in-water boat show downtown

    North Coast Harbor Boat Show, the new free in-water boat show was staged by the Lake Erie Marine Trades Association (LEMTA) adjacent to the iconic Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The show took over all the docks in the “Rock & Dock Marina” for the 3-day event

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    Great Lakes sailors inducted into hall of fame

    NSHOF celebrated its seventh class of Inductees on Sunday, September 24, during ceremonies hosted by New York Yacht Club at Harbour Court clubhouse in Newport. Joining our two Great Lakes residents were six other inductees, including three posthumous hono

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    2017 IBEX Award Winners Announced

    The awards recognize achievement in product development across 10 areas in the marine industry and are decided by a diverse panel of judges.

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    Evinrude Announces Assitance for Victims of Hurricane Harvey

    In addition to other relief efforts, Evinrude will match donations made by company employees to the American Red Cross, dollar for dollar.

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    Yamaha Marine Launches New Consumer Website

    All-New YamahaOutboards.com Delivers Enhanced Online Experience for Customers

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    Fort Gratiot, Michigan Student Awarded Coast Guard Foundation Scholarship

    166 Scholarships Help Coast Guard Children Pursue the Goal of Higher Education

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    Simrad GO9 Chartplotter Display Wins ‘Best New Product of the Year’

    The chartplotter was selected as the Best New Product of the Year, and Navico – parent company to the Simrad brand of marine electronics – was selected for driving Best Store Support.

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    Industry mourns founder of Glastron Boat Co.

    Bob will be remembered as an innovator in the recreational boating industry.

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    AQUILA POWER CATAMARANS PRODUCES ITS 100TH BOAT

    Aquila is pleased to announce that with the completion of a new Aquila 44, they have now finished their 100th boat!

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    Progressive Great Lakes Boat Show to Return this Month

    The Great Lakes’ biggest floating showcase of power and sailboats, the Progressive North American Boat Show, is set to drop anchor at Cedar Point Marina, August 24- 27.

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    View from Above: Port of Newcastle, Ontario

    Looks like Port of Newcastle, Ontario is beautiful even in the winter months! Check out this great drone footage from Tim Reesor, taken in January 2017. Keep an eye out for the full Guided Tour of this cozy spot on Lake Ontario in our December issue of Gr

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    National Weather Service simplifies winter hazard warnings

    Beginning this winter, the NWS will issue shorter messages following a shorter format that will address the "what", "where", "when" of winter hazards. The hazard and its impacts will always be found at the top of the message, including actions you can tak

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    Tips for fall boating safety

    From the Canadian Safe Boating Council come a few good tips on safely extending your boating season.

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    MarineMax Hits Youtube Milestone!

    The MarineMax YouTube channel has just hit the 10,000 subscriber mark.

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    Il Mostro Breaks Monohull Record for Cove Island Course

    Peter Thornton’s Volvo 70 Il Mostro broke its own race course record today in the 93rd Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race.

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    Will Your Next Boat Cover Be Made from Tissue Paper?

    Remarkable water repelling compound demonstrated on tissue paper.

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    VIDEO: PassageMaker profiles MJM 40z for Great Loop trips

    This video from PassageMaker magazine of time spent on the MJM 40z highlights reasons why this boat would be a good choice for making the Great Loop.

  • Rapala & Respected Rapala Brands ICAST 2017

    iCast 2017 brought out a huge diversity of classic fishing favorites and groundbreaking innovation. Here we show a few classic and cutting edge lures from Rapala and their brands.

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    Hooked on Lifejackets

    This initiative will focus on promoting the most basic of safe boating behaviours and one that has the greatest potential to save lives…wearing a lifejacket.