• Life Of A Captain

    Al Bartkus found that he was made of sturdy stuff when he stepped onto Miss Marianne and pushed away from the dock last October. This launched his first journey around the Great Loop. Bartkus completed the task in about eight months.

  • GM Bolts Into Pontoon Market

    News broke this morning at the Miami International Boat Show as General Motors unveiled its Forward Marine FIRST all-electric pontoon boat. The vision at GM is a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.

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    Mercury Makes News In Miami (Again)

    The gates officially opened this morning in Miami at the annual February boat show, and while the rest of the world may be focused on Valentine’s Day, Mercury showed the industry some love by releasing new products.

  • Blue Mind — A Review

    A review of Wallace J. Nichols's book Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do.

  • Sailing The Great Lakes: Solo

    In my way of thinking, sailing alone on a nice, quiet morning is the best way to go. There are also those sailors who think that sailing alone might just be about the only way to do it.

  • Navigation Without Electronics

    Technology has made finding directions on the water easier than ever before. With GPS, chartplotters and so much more at our fingertips, getting lost has literally become a thing of the past. It’s a wonder how anybody got by without these tools.

  • Clear And Present Danger

    June 23, 2017, a single Asian carp was found dangerously close to the point of no return. Having slipped through the measures already in place, this lone wolf of sorts represents the inevitable knocking on our doors.

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    Great Lakes Conservation Coalition Formed to Help Stop Asian Carp

    Conservation organizations representing hunters and anglers in the Great Lakes region have joined together to create the Great Lakes Conservation Coalition in support of a plan to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes and remove them from existing waters

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    Mercury Makes News In Miami (Again)

    The gates officially opened this morning in Miami at the annual February boat show, and while the rest of the world may be focused on Valentine’s Day, Mercury showed the industry some love by releasing new products.

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    Highfield Boats Launch At Miami

    Highfield Boats, the world’s largest manufacturer of aluminum-hull rigid inflatable boats (RIBs), is proud to announce that it will launch its new Classic Deluxe RIB series with the CLDL360 at the Progressive Miami International Boat Show on Feb. 14-18.

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    Bill Belichick's Boat Is Due For A Paint Job

    It’s been reported that Bill Belichick has changed the name of his boat to reflect the number of big game rings he has won. His boat, currently named ‘VII Rings’ (for his seven championship-winning seasons), stands to be changed to ‘VIII Rings.’

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    SS Bannockburn

    Leaving Fort William, Ontario, on November 21, 1902, the Bannockburn carried a crew of 21 people and 85,000 bushels of wheat. It would never return to port.

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    Evinrude Offers Industry-Leading Coverage on New E-TEC Engines

    Evinrude announced industry-leading coverage on all new E-TEC engine purchases through the Perfect 10 Sales event.

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    In late 2018, BENETEAU completed the renewal of the First range, with the launch of four small sport boats. This summer, the brand is preparing to launch the first First Yacht: 53 feet of sheer audacity and performance, perfectly in keeping with the new b

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    Larson Sold to Polaris

    According to a letter to Larson dealers from Rob Parmentier, CEO of Larson-Marquis, assets of the Larson brand have been sold to Polaris Industries. Parmentier said in the letter that “we signed the papers to close on the sale” to Polaris. Trade Only Toda

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    Toronto Boat Show Brings New Releases

    North America’s largest indoor boat show is back January 18 to 27, 2019 at Enercare Centre in Toronto, and Pride Marine Group - a division of Canada’s largest boat dealer and show sponsor - will host the biggest marina display. Featuring models from eight

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    MBIA headquarters moves to boating community – Oakland County

    The Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) – the state trade association for the recreational boating industry in Michigan has moved its headquarters from Livonia to Commerce Township.

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    The Ultimate Fishing Show-Detroit

    The largest pure fishing show in the country opens in Metro-Detroit, the largest freshwater fishing market in the country, when the Ultimate Fishing Show-Detroit drops anchor Jan. 10 through 13 at Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Avenue in

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    Ocean Alexander Reports Historic Success from Fort Lauderdale Intl. Boat Show

    Alexander Marine International, the importer of Ocean Alexander yachts, was excited to announce its record sales at the recent Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

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    Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority approves agreement to build multi-use tunnel, remove pipelines from bottom of Straits

    The Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority (MSCA) today approved an agreement with Enbridge Energy Limited Partnership to build a multi-use utility tunnel beneath the Straits of Mackinac. The tunnel will house a replacement segment for the Line 5 pipeline th

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    Two Epic Shows, One City

    The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), owners of the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show, and Informa, co-owners of the Miami Yacht Show with International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA), announced today a joint venture to

  • News

    Trade Wars Continue

    The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) recently released a press release that announced that as 2018 comes to a close the trade war can be expected to continue impacting the boating industry in 2019 -- news that no boat manufacturer or recre

  • News

    New Inductees into MBIA Hall of Fame

    Tom Haag and Steve Remias, both relentless advocates for the Michigan boating industry have been inducted into the Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) Hall of Fame for the year 2018. The presentation was made at the Recreational Boating Educati

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  • Great Lakes Ice Cutter

    Winter time is rough because we aren't able to get out on our favorite lakes the way we normally enjoy - our boats lazily crawling across the water as we take in the summer sun. Our boats are hidden away and winterized and some of us hide away in our home

  • Sea Ray Releases New Video: We Are Sea Ray

    A few days ago, Sea Ray released a video called “We Are Sea Ray” to celebrate their upcoming 60th anniversary in 2019 and the reinvention of their brand by Brunswick. This video comes after difficult times for the boat manufacturer and what seemed like an

  • Great Lakes Ghost Stories

    The world’s most treacherous lakes are no stranger to the ghosts and spirits we love to hear about this time of year. With Halloween just around the corner, you may want to remember these tales of haunted ships, ghost sightings and spooky lighthouses to s

  • 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 G

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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 and when of winter hazards. The hazard and its impacts will always be found at the top of the message, including actions you can take.

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    Tips For Fall Boating Safety

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