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BoatU.S. Lists Top Ten Boat Names

BoatU.S. Lists Top Ten Boat Names


Does your boat have a unique name, or are you using a nautical pun popular with other boaters? You can find out with BoatU.S.’s list of the top ten boat names for 2016. The list was calculated from a collection of more than 8,500 boat names provided by boat owners across the country over t.... Read More

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Summer Lovin’

Summer Lovin’

Michigan City, IN

Settled in 1830 where Trail Creek flows into the southern-most tip of Lake Michigan, historic Michigan City, Indiana is a charming port city offering boaters easy walkability to an abundance of fun and cultural activities. “There’s so much to do,” says Rod Bensz, who, along with his brother, Barry, now owns B&E Marine — founded by their father six decades ago. “There are transient slips with the Port Authority at Washington Park and with us. From there, people can venture out to Shoreline Brewery and the Lubeznik Center for the Arts. Franklin Street, which is the main street downtown and is close to the harbor, has really great restaurants like Matey’s and Galveston Steakhouse.” Bensz notes that the city’s Washington Park edges the Lake Michigan shoreline and is perfect for beach lovers with water that’s both placid and wavy, depending on its mood. Besides swimming and sunning, there’s always the hunt for beach glass, those pieces of old bottles polished by the water into smooth, softly hued tones. Grizzlies, tigers, bald eagles and monkeys are just some of almost 100 animal species set in natural-like habit.....

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