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  • 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

  • Bald Eagle Marina, Kendall, New York

    Ever imagine the sun setting on a lake, your boat safely docked, the wind in your hair, the sounds of laughter along the beach and bonfires dotting the twilight like flaming stars against the night sky? Right at the base of Lake Ontario sits Bald Eagle

  • Boat Ownership

    It is February and there is ICE out there on our Great Lakes, but that doesn’t mean we cannot begin to think about the 2019 sailing season. If you own a boat you’ve probably been to the yard to take a look and see how she is faring over the winter and are

  • Break Out Your Brackets

    I realize I’m a little early on this, but until the snow thaws and the ice melts off the Great Lakes, I have no choice but to turn my attention to one of the greatest months for college basketball fans. It’s called March Madness for a reason and it all st

  • Charlevoix South Pier Light Station

    Charlevoix is situated on an isthmus between Lake Michigan and Lake Charlevoix and encircles tiny Round Lake, which – along with the Pine River – serves as a link between the two larger lakes.

  • Grand Marais Marina, Grand Marais, Minnesota

    If you board your boat to seek adventure, desire scenic views and quaint towns, and need friendly, familiar customer service, we’ve found the marina for you. With the hustle and bustle of the south shore, boaters may miss the gem nestled along Minnesot

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    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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    The Secrets of a Stormproof Marina

    The statistics prove that hauling your boat out of the water and storing it ashore before a hurricane strikes greatly lowers the chance you’ll need to file an insurance claim after the storm passes. However, Boat Owners Association of The United States (B

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    13' Luxury Tender Striking From Any Angle

    In a world-class yacht, there is no mediocrity. Every element is carefully chosen to create a unified statement that represents the vision of the designer and dream of the owner. The Argos Nautic 396 Yachting is no exception. An extension of the mothershi

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    No Need to Drag a Cooler With New SeaSucker Cold Wheels

    Dragging a fully-loaded cooler down the dock, across a grassy field or around a stadium parking lot is a time-honored tradition. So are the backaches that arrive the following morning. With a pair of SeaSucker's new Cold Wheels, it's easy to add mobility

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    Seakeeper is Serious About Small Boats

    With the goal to stabilize every boat on the water, Seakeeper, the leader in marine stabilization, is taking large strides to make that goal a reality.

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    New Owners Expand Central New York 24-Hour On-Water Towing Service for Recreational Boaters

    Earlier this summer, long-time Central New Yorkers Capt. Grant Langheinrich and his wife, Karla Langheinrich, became owners of two 24-hour on-water towing ports, TowBoatUS Rochester and TowBoatUS Oneida Lake, part of a nationwide network of 300 ports and

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    Ritchie Adds Life Light Rescue Strobe to Product Line

    Ritchie Navigation, the world's largest manufacturer of magnetic compasses, has acquired the exclusive global distribution rights for Life Light®. The compact, water-activated rescue strobe attaches to any PFD or life raft and will be marketed under the R

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    Installing an ELCI Prevents Electric Shock Drowning

    Anyone who's come in contact with even a mild jolt of electricity knows the muscle spasms it can generate. Complete immersion after falling or unknowingly jumping into water that's been electrified by a boat's faulty wiring can trigger total body immobili

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    SkipperBud's Cass Lake Marina Grand Opening

    Grand Opening SkipperBud’s Cass Lake Marina! SkipperBud’s rooted and founded in the Midwest is celebrating the Grand Opening of the new, unparalleled boat sales, marina and service complex on Cass Lake in Waterford, Michigan.

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    Instead of Socks for the Holidays, Give the Boater in the Family a Gift That Shows You Really Care

    Sometimes a day of boating doesn’t go as planned. Accidentally running aground, engine troubles, a dead battery or running out of fuel are common – the nation’s largest on the water towing fleet for recreational boaters, TowBoatUS, responded to more than

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    Prospec Debuts Three New Marine Stereo Remotes

    Whether on a helm connected to a black box or mounted on a swim platform, adding a wired stereo remote has never been easier with Prospec Electronics' three newest offerings. Each wired marine remote incorporates CAN bus communication protocol for blazing

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    New Eco-Friendly Boat Cleaner Won't Strip Wax

    Most boat soaps rely on chemicals so harsh, they strip wax and are toxic to aquatic life. BoatLIFE, a division of Life Industries, has redeveloped its top-selling Boat Cleaner. Still made in the USA, the new eco-friendly formula won't remove wax and other

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    Dockmate Joins National Safe Boating Council's Admiral Club

    Dockmate® U.S., which offers advanced handheld wireless remote controls for boats, announced today it has joined the National Safe Boating Council’s (NSBC) Admiral Club. The highest tier of membership in the NSBC, the Admiral Club is an exclusive group of

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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.