April 30, 2020
BoatUS News BoatUS Questions Work Stoppage on the Erie Canal
The New York State Canal System has long been recognized as essential transportation infrastructure, important to irrigation and flood control, the upstate economy, and communities that line its 524-mile length.
April 26, 2020
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Web Exclusive 5 Great Lakes, 3 Paddlers, 1 Day: Three paddlers have the ultimate Great Lakes adventure
These three paddlers hit all of the Great Lakes in one day. What amazing adventures have you had on the Great Lakes?
April 24, 2020| Published in the August 2018 issue
False Duck Lighthouse, Picton, Ontario
The False Ducks Islands, a pair of islands located just off the southeast tip of Prince Edward County, are not to be confused with the Real Ducks, known now as the Main Duck Islands, located seven miles to the east. The easternmost island of the False Duc
April 23, 2020
BoatUS News Change ‘Small Craft Advisory’ to ‘Small Craft Warning’?
The National Weather Service (NWS) has proposed renaming “Small Craft Advisory” to “Small Craft Warning” and is asking for boaters’ feedback.
April 22, 2020
Web Exclusive ShoreMaster 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.
April 21, 2020
Liqui Moly Online Tool Guides Boaters to Proper Lubricants
LIQUI MOLY USA has expanded its popular Oil Guide—both in app and online formats—to include its recently launched marine line of oils, fluids and additives in the US and Canada.
April 20, 2020| Published in the April 2018 issue
Captain Danny Lee Spring Smallmouth Bass
Salmonids such as chinook, steelhead, lake trout and Coho, as well as walleye and perch, dominate the bags of most Great Lakes anglers, many of whom appreciate the food value of their catch as much as they do the sport of pursuing and catching their favor
April 19, 2020
Life Industries Responds to Pandemic
Life Industries Corporation, manufacturer of BoatLIFE, RVbyLIFE, and AeroLIFE high-quality care and maintenance products, responded to a request from the South Carolina Department of Commerce to help fight the spread of COVID-19 and flatten the pandemic c
April 17, 2020
Doing its Part for Earth Day
In the era of green technology and Earth Day’s 50th anniversary on April 22, Serenity Yachts is paving the way in the yachting industry by building the next generation of vessels that do not rely on fossil fuel.
April 16, 2020
Web Exclusive The History of Chris-Craft: Learn the history of one of our favorite boat builders
A video summarizes Chris-Craft's past 140 years of boat building.
April 15, 2020
Web Exclusive Kennedy Ray The Benefits of Boating: Our favorite sport isn't just a hobby
To us boating isn’t just a hobby, it’s a lifestyle. But are we getting anything out of being on the water? Here are four ways that boating can benefit your health.
April 14, 2020
Golden Completely Redesigns Its Innovative Kayak Launch
With Golden Boat Lifts' completely redesigned innovative Kayak Launch, it's easy to launch and recover with safety and confidence in less than 90 seconds, even from high docks and seawalls and areas with tidal fluctuation.
April 13, 2020| Published in the August 2018 issue
Emily FitzPatrick Turtle Point Marina, Oak Harbor, Ohio: It’s the lake, it’s the fishin’, it’s the people
Turtle Point Marina is one of few marinas that sits right on the lakeshore of Lake Erie, allowing immediate access to the lake and its many wonders. The marina is only a short eight-mile boat ride away from West Sister Island, where boaters can enjoy an a
April 12, 2020| Published in the December 2017 issue
Tim McKenna Start Sailing Now : Sailing The Great Lakes
There is never a “bad” time to start sailing. This may sound a little trite, but it is true. Even if you have never sailed before in your life there are certainly plenty of opportunities and resources to do so no matter what your age. Or, if it has been a
April 11, 2020
A Mighty Hand Pump
Thirsty-Mate High Capacity Super Pumps from Beckson Marine remove large volumes of fluids from bilges, tanks, boat cockpits and other spaces quickly and with minimal effort.
April 10, 2020
ShoreMaster Preparing Your Dock and Lifts for a Successful Spring Install
When the snow starts thawing, Great Lakes boaters start thinking about installing their docks.
April 09, 2020
Outdoor Fabrics Reborn With Iosso
From cotton duck to modern acrylic textiles, all outdoor fabrics collect stains and eventually begin looking old and tired. Scrubbing with water and mild detergent may remove some of the surface dirt, but organics such as mold, mildew and algae need to be
April 06, 2020| Published in the April 2018 issue
Tim McKenna What Do We Do In The Spring?
I’ve observed more than my fair share of errors people make when getting boats ready for the spring launch. I am quite sure that everyone has a few stories that have “happened to others.”
April 05, 2020| Published in the December 2017 issue
Austa Cook Monsters of the Deep Part Two: Chasing Great Lakes folklore
It’s said that for over 250 years, the local Ojibway have talked about a giant reptilian creature stalking the mouth of the Serpent River. To this day, it’s reported that locals at the mouth of the Serpent River still believe a giant serpent lives in a ca
April 04, 2020
SeaSucker Turns Mere Fisherman Into Offshore Warriors
Not everyone is a pro tournament angler, but with SeaSucker's Offshore Warrior Set, they might as well be.
April 03, 2020| Published in the December 2017 issue
Austa Cook Monsters of the Deep Pt. One: Chasing Great Lakes Folklore
Maybe you’re a seasoned Great Lakes boater with nothing to fear—nothing that’s water-bound and serpentine, anyway—and you’re reading this with eye rolls and shakes of your head. But after doing some digging, it has to be said there are enough locals who a
April 02, 2020
Quick Release Hangers
Quick Release Fender Hangers from Accon Marine utilize an innovative design that literally makes setting the fenders a snap.
April 01, 2020
A New 26-Knot Contemporary MotorYacht
Pick a beautiful spot and savor life aboard the Summit 54.