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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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    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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    Winterizing: Watch out for Vultures!

    And after being out for a day, vultures circled and tore through the wrap and the seats, looking for fish. When we got there, the boat was totally ripped to shreds!

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    Crownline introduces new crossover ahead of FLIBS

    “We’re a design driven company,” says Crownline VP and General Manager Kevin Riem. “Designed by boaters. Designed for boaters. And the new E series exemplifies that.”

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    Union sportsmen team up with RBFF

    "This partnership with RBFF,” USA CEO and Executive Director Scott Vance says, “will enable us to further develop our fishing events and community outreach as we connect America's Conservation Movement and America's Labor Movement in unprecedented ways."

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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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  • 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.