• A Mystery And A History

    John Thompson was a young sailor who had probably one of the most interesting mix-ups on the Great Lakes to this day. Thompson had been on board SS James Caruthers, but he signed on another ship about two or three weeks before the storm and didn’t tell an

  • Anchor’s Way Marina, Saint Joseph, Michigan

    When you cruise down the east coast of Lake Michigan, the myriad of harbors offer plenty of sites to explore, but if you’re searching for a one-stop shop, Anchor’s Way Marina should be your next stop.

  • When Your Deck is Your Dock: Using Your Boat Dock to Entertain

    The weather is cooling off and the leaves are changing, but that doesn’t mean closing up or putting away your boat dock yet. There’s still a lot of fun to have.

  • The Great Migration

    As I put fingers to the computer to create this missive, the temperatures have mellowed somewhat throughout the Great Lakes, when sailing on our beautiful waters is—in my humble opinion—possibly the best time of year to do so.

  • Angling Add-Ons

    The winter “off season” is a great time to consider aftermarket items to increase the angling abilities of your Great Lakes fishing craft. And because it’s also boat and sport show season, this is an excellent time to shop those expositions to learn what’

  • When Your Deck is Your Dock: Using Your Boat Dock to Entertain

    Boating season is starting to wrap up here in the Midwest. Temperatures are falling, leaves are changing, and we’re reluctantly putting away our swimsuits and storing our boats until next year. However, just because the weather is turning doesn’t mean tha

  • Grady-White Redesigns the Canyon 336 Making an Exceptional Family Sportfisher Even Better

    The new Canyon 336 is sure to get your attention! Grady-White’s state-of-the-art full height glass windshield, completely integrated T-top, and new, sleek styling elements make it a real beauty! The ergonomically advanced helm and windshield, that provide

  • News

    MP Debuts Replacement Engine Cooling Pumps at IBEX

    JMP Corporation's new crank-mounted JPR-CP25UH engine cooling pump replaces a wide range of OEM and aftermarket models, including the widely-used Sherwood P105. Fitting engine brands such as Crusader, Ford, GM, Indmar, Marine Power, PCM and Volvo Penta, i

  • News

    Fusion Wins NMEA Product of Excellence Award in Multimedia Entertainment

    Fusion, a worldwide leader in marine audio entertainment, announced today that the Apollo RA770 has been awarded the Product of Excellence Award at the 2019 National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) Conference and Expo in Norfolk, Virginia in the cat

  • News

    NY's New Great Lakes Literacy Educator Welcomed

    New York Sea Grant (NYSG), Cornell University Cooperative Extension, and the University at Buffalo (UB) have announced the addition of Monica Lynn Miles, Ph.D., as NYSG Great Lakes Literacy Educator, Associate Director of the Great Lakes Program at UB, an

  • News

    Vesper Marine Wins NMEA Best New Product Award

    Vesper Marine, a leading provider of innovative marine hardware and software, announced today that Vesper Marine Cortex has been awarded the Best New Product Award at the 2019 National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) Conference and Expo in Norfolk,

  • News

    IBEX Announces Successful 2019 Show

    The 29th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) closed on Thursday, October 3rd with early indications that attendance figures were up from last year for the three-day event. IBEX was a tremendous success with more than 700 exhibitor

  • News

    13 Little Secrets to Winterizing a Boat

    Boaters across the country are getting ready to put their boats to bed for a long winter’s nap, but not every boat owner knows all the secrets of winterizing a recreational boat. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) shares some quick tips

  • News

    Away From a Marina, SmartPlug Has the Safer Solution

    For owners who find themselves without access to typical marina power but want to use standard household current, SmartPlug can help. Its new 15A 120V Dual Configuration Cordset has a standard three-prong plug on one end and the innovative SmartPlug on th

  • News

    Boaters: Planning that Long Trip?

    Whether you’re looking to charter this winter season or planning your first cruise aboard your own vessel, the new online course, “Cruising Boats and Systems,” will help you have a safer and more enjoyable cruise. Offered in partnership by America’s Boati

  • News

    Coast Guard Foundation Presents Annual Salute to the United States Coast Guard

    The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and well-being of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that it will hold its 39th annual Salute to the United States Coast Guard, one of the Foundation

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    RIMTA Presents 2019 Anchor Award

    The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) announced today the recipient of its 2019 RIMTA Anchor Award, Cynthia Goss. Presented at the Newport International Boat Show on Saturday September 14th, the Anchor Award is given to a person or organizati

  • News

    The Innovation Awards Program Receives Record Number of Entries for IBEX 2019

    The 2019 IBEX Innovation Awards, managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI), received 104 entries from more than 80 companies, the most submitted in the program’s history. The IBEX Inn

  • News

    Fusion Offers Shallow Mount Speakers for Easy and Versatile Installation

    Fusion, a worldwide leader in marine audio entertainment, announced today the release of the new SM Series shallow mount marine speakers and subwoofers, engineered to deliver high-quality acoustics ideal for installations where mounting depth is limited.

  • News

    Coast Guard Foundation Announces 128 New Scholarships Awarded for 2019-2020 Academic Year

    The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and wellness of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that it awarded 128 scholarships in 2019, totaling $354,000 in support. In the 29 years of the pro

  • News

    Governor Appoints Director of Office of Outdoor Recreation Industry

    Michigan is joining the national ranks to promote the outdoor recreation industry by appointing full-time Director Brad Garmon to the office last week in a presentation by Governor Whitmer.

  • News

    MBIA opens registration to 2019 Recreational Boating Educational Conference

    Registration is now open for the 2019 Recreational Boating Educational Conference (RBEC). More than 150 marine business men and women from Michigan and around the Great Lakes are expected to attend December 4-5 at the Radisson in Lansing, Mich.

  • News

    Great Lakes Commission awards $2.2 million under Great Lakes Sediment and Nutrient Reduction Program

    The Great Lakes Commission (GLC) announces $2.2 million in grants to reduce the runoff of sediment, nutrients, and other pollutants into the Great Lakes. This runoff has economic and environmental impacts and contributes to the formation of harmful algal

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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.