• One Gallon At A Time

    It’s not very often a luxury lifestyle magazine gets to cover breaking news, but this July was one of those monumental cases. A longtime and respected Lake Minnetonka marina owner announced that a small team’s campaign to change one of the most basic comp

  • The Most Practical Boating Safety Advice You’ll Get This Year

    Wearing a life jacket, avoiding alcohol, and taking a boating safety course tops the list of things you can do now to improve your chances of a long, safe summer of boating. For this year’s National Safe Boating Week (May 18-24) here’s three timely safety


    The process of “Spring Commissioning” is all about getting your boat and motor ready after any kind of extended layoff. Here are some tips all boaters can use to help ensure smooth sailing when they hit the water this spring.

  • Prepare for Boating Season

    There’s so much to get done before boating season happens, and the boat and dock experts at ShoreMaster want to help you get everything in order.

  • Marina At Harbor Shores, St Joseph, Michigan

    As part of a larger community called the Harbor Village, this marina neighbors the Inn at Harbor Shores and the Spa at Harbor Shores, granting access to all the plenteous amenities the village has to offer. The community is further complemented by a gorge

  • Cinco de Mayo Celebration Ideas in the Great Lakes Area

    With Cinco de Mayo only a few short days away, some boaters might be looking for a good way to spend this celebration of Mexico’s victory over Napoleon’s forces on May 5, 1862. Fortunately, there are many fun options on the Great Lakes and in the surround

  • Raspberry Island Lighthouse, Wisconsin

    The Raspberry Island lighthouse is the most readily accessible of the six Apostle Island stations. During the summer season, Apostle Islands Cruise Service tour boats stop at the island, and National Park Service rangers conduct tours of the historic towe

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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.