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  • #GiftGuide: Mackinac Island Fudge

    Sara Murdick sure knew her way around a kitchen, there’s no doubt about that. After arriving in the United States from Germany in the 1800’s, Sara and her family eventually opened a confectionery in southeast Michigan.

  • #GiftGuide: 3 Sheeps Brewing

    Somewhere in a corner of the brewery sits a very dusty case of beer — a case of beer that served as the seed that would blossom into 3 Sheeps Brewing Co. When Grant and his team set out to brew a beer, they start with one question: Why?

  • #GiftGuide: Askov Finlayson Explorer Pants

    It began as a place for owners and brothers Andrew Dayton and Eric Dayton to feature brands they admired that weren’t available at the time. Askov Finlayson championed Minnesota’s identity as the North, capturing that resourceful, hearty culture.

  • #GiftGuide: Lake Art Bathymetric Map

    Ashley Wiggins and her family live in Harbor Springs, Mich., where they’ve been making custom laser-cut wooden maps since 2006. With over 5,000 American lakes on file, you’re sure to find your favorite one.

  • #GiftGuide: Lyman's Lures

    Lyman Dooley was born in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan in 1914. One of Lyman’s hobbies was tying flies. After the war, he and two other partners established Game Guide—a fishing sports store. Lyman began designing and producing fishing plugs from yellow ceda

  • #GiftGuide: Sword & Plough Weekender Bag

    The fabric used to construct this navy blue Weekender Bag is sourced from surplus bunting material, which is typically used to make American flags.

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    Brunswick Corporation intends to sell Sea Ray

    Brunswick Corp. today announced it intends to sell Sea Ray, one of the 15 brands that comprise the Brunswick Boat Group. Lazard's middle market advisory group is acting as Brunswick's investment banker for this transaction, which is expected to be comple

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    Brunswick Corporation intends to sell Sea Ray

    Brunswick Corp. today announced it intends to sell Sea Ray, one of the 15 brands that comprise the Brunswick Boat Group. Lazard's middle market advisory group is acting as Brunswick's investment banker for this transaction, which is expected to be comple

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    Antique and Classic Boat Society announces dates for 2018 International Boat Show

    The Antique and Classic Boat Society (ACBS) is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of historic, antique and classic boats and provides education about their heritage. The ACBS has about 8,000 members organized in 58 local Chapters in the USA and

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    St. Pete Boat Show: New MJM 35z

    Simply put, you’ve never laid eyes on an outboard vessel with features like these before. The z in 35z is actually a nod to naval architect Doug Zurn, who played a crucial hand in the MJM Yachts hull design.

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    Gov. Rick Snyder's office sets final schedule for decision on future of Enbridge's Line 5 petroleum pipeline

    Gov. Rick Snyder today signed an agreement requiring immediate steps be taken to improve environmental protection for the Great Lakes and other state waterways through a binding agreement with the owners of Line 5.

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    US-2 Escanaba River Bridge closure Nov. 28th

    MDOT is investing $20.5 million to replace both the US-2 bridge over the Escanaba River and the Escanaba and Lake Superior (E&LS) Railroad bridge over US-2. This two-year project will also include reconstructing and realigning 0.8 miles of roadway and rep

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    Find Fish Like Never Before

    For example, the HOOK2 enables anglers to cover more water in less time with 2X wider sonar coverage with new Lowrance wide-angle Broadband Sounder and CHIRP sonar.

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    And So It Begins: Countdown to Black Friday

    #OptOutside began in 2015 as a delicate balance of political statement and advertising genius. With the nation’s retailers announcing they would begin opening their doors to Black Friday sales Thanksgiving evening, REI opted out. This year, so are we!

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    High-tech Salmon in Lake Ontario

    New York Sea Grant released a video today highlighting the value of king salmon to the Lake Ontario ecosystem and local economies. Cornell University researchers and Sea Grant personnel are utilizing newly-developed freshwater pop-off satellite archival t

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    Amazon coming to the Great Lakes?

    Now that the rush and excitement of bidding for Amazon’s HQ2 has passed, some cities are taking a closer look at the reality of a retail giant moving into the backyard. With 20 or more options in the Great Lakes region alone, residents of nine states and

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    Historic Riverboat Rides Again!

    Old-timers in Elkhart, Indiana, tell the story of local mason Red Macumber who, in the 1940s and 1950s, built a riverboat from scratch, using an engine he had lifted from a sunken vessel at the bottom of nearby Lake Michigan.

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    FLIBS Day Two Wrap-Up

    I did my preliminary walk through yesterday,” Wright says, “and plan to go more in depth today. Lots of new product out there! Mercury’s MerCruisers diesel tech is fantastic, decking by Plasdeck, and Fleming’s new 65 is sweet!”

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    Outboards take the day -- Monterey debuts 385SE at FLIBS

    With top speeds in excess of 60MPH, maximum 1200 horsepower, and 37 feet, the 385SE is one of the largest bowriders on the water today and blurs the line between cabin cruiser and full-blown yacht.

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    Boats.com's Top 5 Boats to Watch at FLIBS 2017

    The 2017 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is expected to bring more than 1,000 boats to seven locations November 1-5. Here’s a look at five new models that are scheduled to be on the docks—and that are likely to cause a stir.

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    Aquila 36 and 44 available for tours at FLIBS

    “This is an incredible opportunity to tour world-renowned catamarans that are exclusively power. As this is sure to be a popular show, we highly suggest appointments be made in advance”, stated Harry Mountain, Aquila Brand Manager.

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  • GLB's December Gift Guide Gives Back to Veterans

    Sword & Plough works with veterans to repurpose thousands of pounds of military surplus into fashionable bags for men and women. The company recycles military surplus, incorporates that fabric into stylish bag designs and donates 10 percent of profits bac

  • With the Gales of November Remembered

    With cold moving into the Great Lakes well before November this year, the 42 year anniversary of the loss of the Edmund Fitzgerald and 29 crew members is fresh on our minds.

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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.