• Messing About In Boats

    “Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” – Kenneth Grahame, “The Wind in the Willows”

  • Walleyes On The Wind

    Walleye-catching experts can be found in any Great Lakes port that supports a healthy population of the species.

  • Chicago’s News Marina Is Coming

    This could become the most popular stop for Loopers as the Windy City has always been a preferred stop for those doing The Great Loop.

  • Living It Up

    Jim Lanz enjoys nothing more than boating on Lake Ontario with his wife Shannon and 11-year-old daughter Juliana.

  • Topping Greatness

    I received an early tip that Boston Whaler would be releasing its new 280 Vantage at the Miami International Boat Show in February. Turns out I didn’t have to wait nearly as long as I thought as I stumbled upon it at the January New York Boat Show

  • Kenosha Salmon

    October is a time of transition for fish and the anglers who seek them. Baitfish and the gamefish that follow seek preferred water temperatures and autumn is a time when that can bring the predator fish that anglers prey on close to shore.

  • Marquis Adds Outboards to M42 Series

    Almost a year ago to the day, Marquis Yachts re-launched the Marquis brand and introduced the world to the M42. Now they have added the triple outboard powered M42 for the buyers that want to seize the day.

Social Media
  • New Products, New You

    Whether it’s a grill for cooking up your fresh catch or getting the latest in radar technology, every skipper should strive to check a couple of these products off their wish list.

  • The Reluctant Boater Website Goes Live

    The Reluctant Boater's new website is a fun and helpful resource with videos, short cuts and hacks for power boaters.

  • Reshaping Your Waterfront

    A generic boat dock will help you get on the water faster, but a truly customized waterfront will help your outdoor space become perfect for you.

  • Keep Paddling

    Not only did Traci paddle over 3,000 miles on all five Great Lakes, but she did it while fighting rheumatoid arthritis. Despite the pain, she accomplished something extraordinary, becoming a champion to those with chronic pain and illnesses.

  • ABM & U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Partner on Off-Season, Remote Programming

    The Antique Boat Museum and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary’s Alexandria Bay Flotilla have partnered to offer remote learning opportunities through the end of 2020 and the final session of About Boating Safely for 2020 will be November 2.

  • History Voyage

    The Great Lakes are rich with history, and nothing brings this history to life better than visiting historical sites and monuments.

  • Fight Invasive Species

    060Bio LLC has come up with a great solution for Great Lakes boaters dealing with the invasive zebra and quagga mussels: the Dock Disk.

  • From Wreck To Rediscovery

    Hidden deep within the icy grip of Lake Erie, a steamboat with a long history of service to the people laid lost on the lakebed. The P.S. Anthony Wayne was a cargo steamer ship that was used to move people, wine and cattle to towns across Lake Erie.

  • Lake Staycation Activities

    A waterfront staycation is the perfect way to bond with your family and loved ones. Try some of these suggestions for a good time at home or at a lake house.