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Tie Up in the Heart of Chicago with Downtown Docks
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Tie Up in the Heart of Chicago with Downtown Docks

01-Jul-2016

Lake Michigan boaters looking to make a day trip to Chicago this season don’t need to stick to lakefront marinas: Downtown Docks, which opened for the season in May, provides transient dockage on Chicago’s Riverwalk for anyone who wants to spend a few hours in the city. Downtown Doc.... Read More

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Gateway to the Great Lakes

Gateway to the Great Lakes

Lake St. Clair
01-May-2016

The Great Lakes, bordering the United States and Canada, are instantly recognizable on a map or from space, but look closely and you’ll see their nautical heart. For more than 6,000 years, gorgeous Lake St. Clair has been in the incredible position of not only connecting two of the Great Lakes, but also straddling two countries — somewhat like an inland seafaring United Nations. French explorers, who were led by Rene-Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle, discovered Lake St. Clair. They arrived on the feast day of Sainte Clair of Assisi in 1679, and so Cavelier named it Lac Sainte Claire. At 26 miles long and 24 miles wide, with a surface area of 430 square miles, it contains the largest river delta in the Great Lakes system. Entering into the watershed is also the Thames and the Sydenham Rivers from southwestern Ontario, and the Clinton River in Michigan. In an astonishing and complex environmental relationship that is dependent on a variety of factors, every two to 30 days, Lake St. Clair’s entire liquid contents are transferred between the two Great Lakes. In many ways, Lake St. Clair still appears much the same as when the Huron Potawatomi Indians an.....

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Boston Whaler 320 Vantage

Boston Whaler 320 Vantage

01-Jul-2016

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Hinckley Talaria 43

01-Jul-2016

Riviera 52 Enclosed Flybridge

01-Jul-2016

Cruisers Yachts 54 Cantius

01-Jun-2016

Four Winns HD270

01-Jun-2016

Grand Banks 44 Eastbay SX

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