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BoatU.S. Releases Top 10 Boat Names
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BoatU.S. Releases Top 10 Boat Names

28-Jul-2017

Plying the waters on a boat can be very serene. That’s probably why the majority of boats are named Serenity. BoatU.S. unveiled the top 10 boat names after tallying requests for names to the BoatU.S. Graphics service. The top names are: Serenity (the utter calm and quietude boating br.... Read More

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Tale of Two Harbors

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Grand Marais, Minnesota
01-Oct-2017

With the Sawtooth Mountains as a dramatic backdrop and a population of 1,351 in the off-season months (and probably double that in the summer), Grand Marais was voted USA Today’s 2017 Best Midwestern Small Town, Budget Travel’s 2015 Coolest Small Town in America, and Lake Superior Magazine’s 2015 Best Weekend Destination. The Ojibwe name for the area, Gichi-biitoobiig (meaning “double body of water”), is inspired by the broad tombolo at the shoreline that creates two natural harbors and has long-served as a historical meeting point. The original European voyageurs, fur traders and big lake fishermen converged here. Today, Grand Marais is an access point into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, a jumping off point for Isle Royale National Park, and home to the North House Folk School, one of the oldest, established folk schools in the country. I first encountered Grand Marais after spending a week on Isle Royale aboard our 38-foot trawler, <<ITAL>>Mazurka. My husband, Mark, and I took our three kids — then 5, 2, and 11 months old — to the big island for real wilderness immersion. After seven days of hiking, berry picking, .....

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