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  • Burlington, Ontario Part Two

    The city of Burlington is also well-known for its birding. Something pretty exciting is that bald eagles are making a comeback since they were all but locally extinct since the 1980s. Several bald eagles have overwintered consistently in the Cootes Paradi

  • Burlington, Ontario Part One

    The dazzling city of Burlington sits in a prime position between Toronto and Niagara Falls, right in the center of Ontario’s Golden Horseshoe. It’s been named the Best City of Its Size in Canada for the last five years running and was also recognized as M

  • Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, Michigan

    Mackinaw Point marks the junction of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. Founded in 1889, the Old Mackinac Point Light Station was in operation from 1890 until 1957.

  • Crownline Announces 10 New Models

    For the first time in the Crownline’s history, the boat company is releasing 10 new models into the market for the 2019 model year. Crownline Dealers will have a chance to view, test and order these new additions at the annual dealer meeting taking place

  • Port Colborne, Ontario Part Two

    ort Colborne is also celebrated for its fishing with its renowned trophy fish: trout, walleye and bass. And those are just the trophy fish; there are still many more in the lake, such as pacific salmon, northern pike and muskellunge.

  • Engaging the Hispanic Audience During Hispanic Heritage Month

    With Hispanic Heritage Month upon us, now is a great time to evaluate and tweak (or begin) your efforts to engage the Hispanic audience. The Hispanic population has reached nearly 36 million individuals ages 6+, but according to the 2018 Special Report on

  • Port Colborne, Ontario Part One

    As the coordinator of Sugarloaf Marina, Lerocque knows what he’s talking about when he says his city of Port Colborne draws lots of visitors. Located in the south of the Niagara Peninsula, the community brushes world class attractions all through the Niag

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    Brunswick Begins Exciting New Endeavor with Boat Club

    Boating Services Network, the new boating services division of marine leader Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), has launched OnBoard Boating Club and Rentals ("OnBoard"), a state-of-the-art, turnkey business platform empowering marine dealers and marinas t

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    2018 Innovation Awards

    The 2018 Innovation Awards, managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI), were presented at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) during the annual Industry Br

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    IBEX 2018 Arrives

    IBEX 2018 is ready to open its doors. As co-owners of the event, Metstrade is ready for a week of good business and productive networking at the 28th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) in Tampa, Florida. More than 700 exhibitors

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    MBIA Speaks Out Against Lake Erie Turbines

    Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo). is seeking permits to build the wind farm, dubbed “Icebreaker.” Michigan petitioners believe the approval of project Icebreaker on Lake Erie will stimulate economic interest in developing more.

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    Boat Buyers Attend the Metro Boat Show

    The Metro Boat Show, held September 13-16, at the Lake St. Clair Metropark was deemed a success by producer Michigan Boating Industries Association, exhibitors, sponsors, and attendees.

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    Miller Boat Line Announces New Ferry Construction and Vessel Name

    Miller Ferries to Put-in-Bay and Middle Bass Island, Ohio has contracted with Fraser Shipyards of Superior, Wisconsin to build a new drive-on, drive-off passenger/vehicle ferry for delivery in fall 2019.

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    Brunswick Makes Difference with Scholarships

    Brunswick recently announced the winners of the 2018 Brunswick Foundation Dealer Sons and Daughters Scholarship program.

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    Future of Bavaria Yachtbau Secured

    It was recently announced that CMP Capital Management-Partners will acquire Bavaria Yachtbau. It will also acquire all shares in French subsidiary BavariaCatamarans S.A.S at an undisclosed price.

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    Hispanic American Anglers Increase

    The fishing and boating community has a record number of Hispanic American anglers – 4.2 million – so why do these anglers feel like the industry is still overlooking them?

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    S2 Yachts Promotes Whitney Vishey

    We are excited to share that our friend, Whitney Vishey, has recently been promoted to Director of Marketing and Communications for S2 Yachts, parent company of both Tiara Yachts and Tiara Sport.

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    Are you up for the challenge?

    Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), in collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center (RDC), launched the U.S. Coast Guard Ready for Rescue Challenge, a $255,000 prize co

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    Meet the new Great Harbour Trawler from Mirage Manufacturing

    The new Great Harbour Trawler TT35 from Mirage Manufacturing is a unique, outboard-powered liveaboard cruiser. When the father and son design team of Ken and Travis Fickett went looking for the ideal power solution, they turned to Mastry Engine Center and

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    Two New Members Join RBFF Board of Directors

    The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation announced the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors. Dirk Hyde and Libby Yranski will work closely with RBFF leadership to meet its mission, including its goal to increase participation from

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    Ready to show off your patriotism?

    On August 13, 2018, Trump signed legislation that will now allow americans owning yachts of 300 GT or more to fly the American flag on their vessels.

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    Much Needed Grants Go to Great Lakes Area

    Last Wednesday, the Great Lakes Commissions (GLC) awarded seven local organizations nearly $900,000 in grants to reduce the runoff of sediment, nutrients, and other pollutants into the Great Lakes.

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