Take a short, one question survey and watch for the results in our June issue of Great Lakes Boating!
After each trip, the question is always the same: “Where are you going next?” My standard answer is, “Not sure, but we will know when the time comes.” August 17 was a picture-perfect boating day in northern Michigan. At the Pink Pony on Mackinaw Island Ka
If you have a hankering to explore a town with historical significance while experiencing some of the wonders Lake Erie has to offer, you’d do well to consider docking at Shrock’s Marina in Marblehead, Ohio.
Dan Egan is a reporter in the purest form of the word. Not the modern tweet-driven kind, but the pen-in-hand, walking the streets of his beat, man-on-the-ground kind.
ShoreMaster has added two more high-end, premium deck accessory options for the Infinity Dock System.
For some couples, it seems like deciding on a name for their boat is actually harder than coming up with a name for their children. I’m not sure why this is, but it does seem to be a spirited challenge for some.
With expectations of 24/7 connectivity, Glomex Marine Antennas' award-winning weBBoat 4G Plus delivers, whether it's downloading navigation updates or checking the score. It's the innovative coastal Internet antenna system that receives and amplifies 3G/4
Dockmate, manufacturer of advanced wireless remote controls for yachts, announced today it has expanded its relationship with thruster manufacturer VETUS.
MarkSetBot, the company that introduced the sport of sailing’s first robotic mark, has announced it will partner with MarineVerse, creators of virtual-reality sailing game - VR Regatta, to continue innovating for the sport through technology.
An Erosion Management for New York's Great Lakes Shoreline guide is now available from New York Sea Grant. The 16-page guide can be downloaded for free online at http://bit.ly/2IoF1F4 or requested from New York Sea Grant at 315-312-3042.
Cell phones have their place onboard, but even with all their apps they can't compare with the Snap Tool Multi-Key from Davis Instruments. About the same size, it packs 19 of the most useful boat tools into a pocket-sized package that doesn't need chargin
IMTRA, the leading manufacturer and importer of quality solutions and products for the marine, energy and transportation markets, announced today a restructuring of key management to add new roles, ensure an industry-leading customer experience and enable
The Michigan Boating Industries Association, along with environmental groups, boating associations, and property owners are urging boaters to raise their voice in opposition of the proposed Icebreaker wind power turbines in Lake Erie.
Whether ventilating an engine compartment, locker, cuddy or cabin, it's a good idea to keep the insects outside the boat. Beckson Marine's 3" C-7 and 4" C-8 Hard Clamshell Vents provide superior airflow and have all the features that have made them top se
Lowrance, Simrad and B&G – leading brands in the design and manufacture of world-class marine navigation, autopilot, radar, communications and fishfinding systems – announced today that the 2019 GPS Week Rollover will not adversely impact their products.
Lowrance, a world-leading brand in fishing electronics since 1957, announced today that its Lowrance LiveSight Sonar transducer will be available for consumer purchase in May 2019.
Simrad Yachting – a leader in the design and manufacture of world-class marine navigation, autopilot, radar, communications and fishfinding systems – announced today Simrad Cruise, the most intuitive chartplotter on the market. Designed for simple and str
Advances in propulsion have stagnated in the US as the recreational marine industry remains inexplicably tied to fossil fuels. Diesel engine suppliers stay one step ahead of ever-changing emission standards and every year outboards simply ship with greate
As boat owners prep for the season, it’s time to dust off the boat’s insurance policy and grab a magnifying glass to read the fine print.
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
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
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
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 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.
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
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.
From the Canadian Safe Boating Council comes a few good tips on safely extending your boating season.