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Zebra Mussels Fuel Lake Erie’s Algae Bloom

Zebra Mussels Fuel Lake Erie’s Algae Bloom

National news has exploded with reports of the toxic algae bloom covering Lake Erie near northern Ohio and the emergency water ban surrounding cities faced. But what reports often fail to mention is the primary source of the toxic algae outbreak: Zebra and quagga mussels. These mollusks are aq.... Read More

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Rec Boat Holdings Debuts Scarab 165

Rec Boat Holdings Debuts Scarab 165

This has been quite a year for Cadillac, Michigan-based Rec Boat Holdings, now a part of the Jeanneau family of brands, which launched the new Scarab line of jet boats back in January. Since then, RBH has released two models in the lineup: The Scarab 195 and Scarab 215. Now, the company is tap.... Read More

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Portable Cup Holders

Portable Cup Holders

You can never have too many cup holders on board. Feeding off this philosophy, Elkhart, Indiana-based Terry Graber & Associates has taken the cup holder concept and made it portable. The company manufactures a series of portable cup holder units available in four color combinations that ar.... Read More

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Suzuki Production Reaches Three Million

Suzuki Production Reaches Three Million

Suzuki recently celebrated a major milestone: Production of its three millionth outboard motor, 49 years after launch of the company’s first outboard motor, the D55, in 1965. This accomplishment comes at an exciting time for Suzuki, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2015. &ldqu.... Read More

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Industry Mourns Loss of Hobie Founder

Industry Mourns Loss of Hobie Founder

Industry pioneer and entrepreneur Hobart “Hobie” Alter passed away March 29, after a long battle with cancer. He leaves behind a truly inspiring legacy. The shaper of surfboards, inventor of the “Hobie Cat” catamaran, and founder of the Hobie Company was 80 years old. .... Read More

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Father and Son Rescued in Lake Huron

Father and Son Rescued in Lake Huron

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a father and son who were aboard a boat taking on water in Lake Huron, three miles northwest of Tawas, Michigan. The names of the boaters are not being released. A rescue boatcrew aboard a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat (MLB) from USCG Station Tawas in East Tawas, Michig.... Read More

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Play "Name Game" and Win!

Play "Name Game" and Win!

We’re always on the lookout for interesting and inventive boat names! Send a short write-up, along with your name, your boat’s name and your home city and state, as well as a high-resolution photo of your boat (at least 1 MB) to: staff@lakelandboating.com. Please put “Name Game.... Read More

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