By Jennifer McKay, Policy Specialist, Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council
The Great Lakes have been shaped by recreational boaters and the shipping industry. It's time to learn what those impacts mean to the people of the region.
The Heart of the Caribbean
By F. Ned Dikmen
Once a major naval base for the British Empire, Antigua is today one of the premiere islands of the Caribbean. Home to a world-class regatta, many festivals and several fishing tournaments, the island paradise offers something for every type of boater.
By William D. Anderson
Plastic worms and tube baits are some of the most popular baits around. There are many different types of plastic baits that come in many shapes and sizes. So how do you choose the right one? Some have salt impregnated tails, bio-scents, rattles, flash; and some claim to out fish live bait. All of them will catch fish at one time or another. So how do you know which one to throw on any given day?
By Jennifer McKay
Overlooking the shores of Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay on the northern tip of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, you’ll find Petoskey, a quaint resort community with unmatched beauty and charm. This Great Lakes playground is a four-season destination, luring thousands of visitors to Little Traverse Bay every year.
Meridian’s commitment to the concepts of cruisability, livability and functionality are evident in the 341 Sedan. The salon offers living-room-style seating that provides a home-like environment. Its two-tier integrated window system bathe the yacht’s interior with natural light, from salon and galley to staterooms and heads.
The galley is the heart of the yacht, just as the kitchen is to a home, so Meridian has integrated the galley into the salon while maintaining its distinct functional space with state-of-the-art appliances, generous storage and plenty of countertop space.
By Ted McDermott
It may seem irrelevant to you, a matter better left to policy makers and activists, but a recently released study of recreational boating on the Great Lakes could have a large and direct impact on the basic, everyday way that you boat.
by Thomas Ludens
Each year, manufacturers introduce a slew a new of models, all of them packaged with some new feature or option. Rarely, though, do they reinvent the product they are building. Enter Sea-Doo, with their brand new GTX Limited iS 255. This sporty vessel revolutionizes expectations of what a personal watercraft can be. That begins with the entirely new hull and deck that have been designed for this vessel, but the innovation is far more comprehensive than that.
In the popular imagination, boating is a pastime by and for upper class white men. Their wives might be aboard, but they are seldom at the helm. Minorities are nowhere to be found. While this image may be more accurate than many would like to admit, the tide is turning and boating is diversifying. In our last issue, we profiled increasing female participation (“Women at the Helm”). Here, through the first-person accounts of two member-officers of the Black Boaters Club of America, we take a look at personal stories of minorities who discovered a love of boating.