• Lorain Lighthouse

    Lorain, Ohio, saw its first navigation light in the form of a lantern hung from a pole during the early 1800s. In 1836, a cylindrical brick tower capped with a lantern room was built. Though unassuming, the beacon shone brightly enough to be noticed by Ch

  • Fort Gratiot Lighthouse

    Lighthouses and forts are often neighbors, as important waterways needed to be clearly marked and well as defended. Fort Gratiot, a stockade fort, was built in 1814 to guard the juncture of Lake Huron and St. Clair River and is named after Charles Gratiot

  • One Step Closer

    Pieces of history have descended to the bottom throughout the ages, lost to time and aching to be found. One of the oldest known sailing ships to have gone missing in the Great Lakes is the Griffin.

  • Madeline Island Yacht Club, La Pointe, Wisconsin

    “Visit once … hooked for life!” is Madeline Island Yacht Club’s (MIYC) slogan. This marina is located on Madeline Island, the largest in the chain of opulently green Apostle Islands on the famously clear water of Lake Superior.

  • Anglers Needed

    If the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) is going to reach its lofty goal to increase participation in the sport from the current 47 million anglers to 60 million anglers in just 60 months, it’s going to take more than just a catchy “60 in

  • Mercury Unveils V6 Outboards

    The anticipation is finally over as Mercury Marine announced in February its new V6 outboard lineup. The new generation 3.4L V6 four-strokes are built on a large displacement platform for the 175hp, 200hp and 225hp outboards.

  • Q&A With Lauren & Kirk

    Find Lauren and Kirk on their Instagram account titled “Sailing Soulianis” @sailingsoulianis. Or find them on their YouTube channel under the same title.

  • News

    MBIA 2020 Board of Directors for

    Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) announces 2020 Board of Directors.

  • News

    Sea-Fire 1230 Engineered Fire System

    Sea-Fire Marine has introduced its first US Coast Guard-approved 3M Novec 1230 engineered fire suppression system available at 725 psi (50 bar).

  • News

    Flush Tie Downs

    Cast stainless steel Accon Marine Tie Downs provide ideal anchor points for holding fenders or equipment in place while blending discreetly into the deck.

  • News

    Crewsaver Reveals Its Atacama Junior Drysuit

    Meeting market requirements for drysuits tailored to suit the individual needs of a younger watersports enthusiast, Crewsaver has added a drysuit specifically designed for juniors to its 2020 range.

  • News

    Sea Pro Boats Makes Dometic's SeaStar Steering Standard

    Dometic has announced that South Carolina-based builder Sea Pro Boats is making SeaStar Optimus EPS and SeaStar Power Assist steering standard equipment on its larger, high-horsepower boat models.

  • News

    Extend Your Connectivity

    Glomex Marine Antennas' innovative weBBoat 4G Plus Internet antenna receives 3G/4G cellular and Wi-Fi signals up to 20 miles away on the Great Lakes throughout the US and Canada.

  • News

    RBFF Researches How to Reach a Multicultural Audience

    The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) announced the release of new research on multicultural audiences and their relationship with fishing and boating.

  • News

    Minibus Spending Measure Includes Important Great Lakes Initiatives

    The U.S. Senate passed “minibus” the spending measure last week, and the programs included in the spending measure are vital to the promotion and protection of boating access and local economies in the Great Lakes region.

  • News

    Fresh Air From Webasto in New Coastal Craft

    When Coastal Craft drew the lines for its new 33 Express, it included a Series 60 sunroof and FCF Platinum air conditioning system from Webasto.

  • News

    New Bill Helps Boaters' Taxes Fund Boating Programs

    A newly introduced bipartisan bill aims to examine and report on the increasing use of non-motorized vessels and their impacts on recreational boat launches, and look at user conflicts and how funds are used to support non-motorized boating safety progra

  • News

    Argos Nautic 396 Yachting

    In a world of imitation, the Argos Nautic 396 Yachting stands apart. As a RIB tender, it's an overachiever that'll outperform all comers in its class. But its uniqueness lies in its striking lines and panther-like stance.

  • News

    Boston Whaler to debut all-new 405 Conquest at the 2019 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show

    With a bold new model making its world premiere, an increased presence on-water at the Bahia Mar, and twenty boats on display across two locations, Boston Whaler plans to make a big impression on visitors to the 2019 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Sho

  • News

    Getting Onto and Off a Boat Has Never Been Safer

    Getting onto and off a boat is difficult, especially when it's moving or for those with limited mobility. Falls are common and can be quite dangerous. With the Safashor Dock Model, boarding and exiting a vessel has never been safer. Permanently mounted to

  • News

    OSS Audio Features New Touchscreen Bluetooth Marine Gauge Digital Media AM/FM Receiver

    Ideal for marine and powersports applications, the multi-functional and weatherproof IPX6-rated MGV550B features internal 60W, 4-channel amplification and numerous wireless and hard wired Options to play your music anywhere

  • News

    MarineMax Becomes a Repair Provider for BoatUS Marine Insurance Members

    Every hurricane season, some boat owners are faced with the need to file insurance claims and get their boats repaired. To make that process easier, MarineMax has now become a Repair Provider for BoatUS Marine Insurance Program members, who may get help

  • News

    A New Partnership

    Premier Marine and Scanstrut Inc today announced their wireless technology partnership that will enable a new generation of pontoon boaters to keep their cell-phones safe and charged onboard.

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  • What is the Best Dock Decking?

    The perfect decking depends on how you will use your dock. These decking materials are great to incorporate into your boat dock designs.

  • Why The Great Lakes Are So Great

    The Great Lakes are so big that they border 8 states and contain 23 quadrillion liters of water. Take a journey with Cheri Dobbs and Jennifer Gabrys all the way back to the Ice Age to learn more.

  • Hold My Drink

    The Adjustable Drink Holder from Accon Marine uses an innovative two-arm design that securely accommodates beverage containers of all styles.

  • Great Lakes Gift Ideas

    Christmas may seem far from now, but those sleigh bells always seem to sneak up on us. We did the hard part for you, so pick any of these Great Lakes gifts and they’ll be a big hit.

  • Diving Drone with Robotic Arm

    Geneinno’s T1 diving drone is one of the world’s first diving drones equipped with the robotic arm. Diving up to 492ft and extension support, T1 can allow you to explore the Great Lakes like never before.

  • Staying On the Great Lakes

    Although it is impossible to prepare for every situation, there are a few simple things you can do to protect yourself and your family on the Great Lakes.

  • Upgraded Fusion 3D Lifejacket Range

    Every Great Lakes boater needs a life jacket, and with the success of the Crewsaver's ErgoFit+,they're now delighted to unveil three new additions to their lineup.

  • Stylish and Functional Lights

    Whether illuminating inside the cockpit or out on the deck, Hella marine flawlessly combines style and function with its EuroLED 75 Dual Color Down Lights.

  • 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