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BoatUS: How to be the Worst Marina Guest

27-Aug-2015

It’s nearing the end of summer cruising season for recreational boaters, who are looking to fit in one more trip away from home. If you’re member of BoatUS, a marina may even give you a discount on fuel, transient dockage or repair work, but most importantly, transient boaters should rec.... Read More

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Rebirth of the Hammer

Rebirth of the Hammer

Hamilton, Ontario
01-Jan-2016

Pittsburgh is famous for a lot of things: the Steelers, of course, and its 446 bridges. But the city is perhaps best known for emerging from the ashes of the steel industry collapse, reinventing itself and moving forward to thrive in a new economy. Today, it is impossible to walk the tree-lined streets of Hamilton, Ontario and not hear the comparisons. Canada’s steel town — affectionately known far and wide as “The Hammer” in a nod to its blue-collar roots — also built its fortunes on the steel industry. Two massive metal conglomerates, Stelco and Dofasco, made Hamilton home, attracted by its railway lines, close proximity to major markets in southern Ontario and the northern U.S., and its large, well-protected natural harbor. From the mid-19th to mid-20th century, most of the city either worked for the steel plants or counted plant employees among its primary customers. The city’s prosperity was such that it formed the nucleus of what was once known as the “Golden Horseshoe” — the affluent, horseshoe-shaped region bordering western Lake Ontario from the Niagara River to Toronto. But the decline of the North American s.....

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