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Great Lakes Destinations Vying for “8th Wonder”

Great Lakes Destinations Vying for “8th Wonder”

Saugatuck Harbor Natural Area in Saugatuck, Michigan is currently in the running to be named the “8th Wonder of the World.” It ranks in the top 50 contenders out of 350 nominations worldwide. Other Great Lakes nominees include: The Thousand Islands of Upstate New York; Traverse ...
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Windquest Wins 105th Chicago-to-Mackinac Race

Windquest Wins 105th Chicago-to-Mackinac Race

For the second time in three years, Windquest was the first boat to cross the finish line of the 105th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, which took place Saturday, July 13 and ran from Chicago, Illinois to Mackinac Island, Michigan. The Max Z86 yacht, owned by Dick and Doug DeVos and base...
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<em>Lady of the Lake</em> Turns 50

Lady of the Lake Turns 50

This year, Gage Marine and Lake Geneva Cruise Line’s Lady of the Lake celebrates her 50th year in operation. Originally christened on June 6, 1963, the boat has enjoyed a storied history, hosting a variety of social gatherings, weddings, corporate events, and daily scenic tours of Lak...
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Remains of <em>Henry B. Smith</em> Discovered in Lake Superior

Remains of Henry B. Smith Discovered in Lake Superior

Almost 100 years after the freighter Henry B. Smith sunk during a November 9 storm on Lake Superior, a group of shipwreck hunters thinks it has located the vessel — and much of it is still intact, according to a recent report published in the Duluth News Tribune. The newspaper reports ...
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Industry Mourns loss of ABM Founder Bob Cox

Industry Mourns loss of ABM Founder Bob Cox

Robert “Bob” O. Cox, founder of the world-famous Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, New York, recently passed away at the age of 95. As a founding member of the Antique Boat Auxiliary of the Thousand Islands Museum in 1967, Cox helped capture the history of boating throughout the re...
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Shipwreck Set for Excavation

Shipwreck Set for Excavation

The remnants of a ship believed to be the oldest shipwreck ever discovered in the Great Lakes will soon be explored via a test excavation at its final resting place in northern Lake Michigan, according to a recent report published on the website MLive.com. (http://www.mllive.com) ...
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Water Levels Rise in Manistee, MI

Water Levels Rise in Manistee, MI

The Detroit District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently announced that water levels have risen significantly on Lake Michigan, and the Manistee County Visitors Bureau in Manistee, Michigan wants boaters to know water levels in the county’s three harbors of refuge are viable and r...
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Regatta to Benefit Hospice

Regatta to Benefit Hospice

The annual VanderLeek Cup Hospice Regatta will take place Saturday, August 17 in Holland, Michigan. Daytime activities include a sailing regatta and dinghy poker run. Enjoy dinner, raffle, auctions and dancing during the evening hours at Yacht Basin Marina. All proceeds from the event will ...
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SUPing for Vets

SUPing for Vets

Paddle the Mitten and Floating Lotus Yoga Studio in Hartland, Michigan have joined forces to offer yoga classes aboard stand-up paddleboards (SUPs) to veterans of our country’s military branches. Both groups are proud ambassadors of the national organization known as Yoga for Vets, which o...
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Youth Regatta Sails Into Grosse Point, MI

Youth Regatta Sails Into Grosse Point, MI

The Grosse Point Yacht Club in Grosse Point, Michigan will host more than 400 young sailors ages 8-15 and their families July 6-14 for the United States Optimist Dinghy Association (USODA) National Youth Regatta. The regatta includes three major events, each showcasing the nation’s best yo...
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