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Remembering the <em>Edmund Fitzgerald</em>

Remembering the Edmund Fitzgerald

Monday, Nov. 10 marked the 39th anniversary since the Great Lakes largest freighter, the Edmund Fitzgerald, sank in the chilly waters of Lake Superior. During a severe storm on Lake Superior back in 1975, the 729-foot-long ship sank and claimed the lives of 29 passengers. The ship left Sup.... Read More

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Latest Boats
Beneteau Unveils Monte Carlo 4

Beneteau Unveils Monte Carlo 4

Debuting at California’s Newport Boat Show in April, Beneteau expanded its Monte Carlo Yachts line by introducing the all-new Monte Carlo 4. The MC4 combines attention to detail with performance in this luxury motoryacht. The spacious MC4 features generous flybridge, incredible living qu.... Read More

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Garmin Thru-Hull Scanning Transducers

Garmin Thru-Hull Scanning Transducers

Providing crystal-clear sonar images of fish, structures and objects below deck, the all new GT30-TH and GT30-THP Thru-Hull Scanning CHIRP Transducers from Garmin bring the power of DownVu and SideVu scanning sonar to offshore boaters and anglers. The transducers are designed to pair with the .... Read More

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Latest Buzz
Life Jacket Type Code Labels Removed

Life Jacket Type Code Labels Removed

For years, the U.S. Coast Guard has required life jackets to adhere by a type code system — Type I, II, III, IV and V — meant to differentiate life jackets and their specific uses. Recently, in an effort to become more consumer-friendly, USCG dropped the labeling system, which went into .... Read More

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Latest Business
CenterPointe Buys GLYS

CenterPointe Buys GLYS

CenterPointe Yacht Services LLC of Sturgeon Bay, Kenosha and Milwaukee, Wisconsin entered into an agreement to purchase the assets — including the buildings, land and equipment — of Great Lakes Yacht Services Inc., also located in Sturgeon Bay. The new combined operation will con.... Read More

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Latest USCG OpSums
U.S. Coast Guard Responds to Hurricane Sandy Pollution

U.S. Coast Guard Responds to Hurricane Sandy Pollution

Cmdr. Eric Doucette, incident commander for the Hurricane Sandy Pollution Response Unified Command, Capt. Gordon Loebl, captain of the Port of New York, Col. Paul Owen, commander and district engineer with the Army Corps of Engineers, and ACOE representatives discuss the plan for the salvage of .... Read More

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Latest Name Game / Canine Crewmember
<em>KNOTAYACHTYET</em>

KNOTAYACHTYET

After trading in our 1996 22-foot Four Winns Horizon for our current 2001 26-foot Sea Ray Sundancer, the first response from family and friends was, “You bought a yacht!” That prompted our reply, “Not yet,” so with that the boat received its name: KNOTAYACHTYET. But we ho.... Read More

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