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Michigan Lighthouses Transformed by Icy Weather

Michigan Lighthouses Transformed by Icy Weather

The recent stint of arctic weather plaguing the Great Lakes has transformed some of Michigan's most iconic lighthouses into ice sculptures that look like computer-generated scenes from a Hollywood blockbuster. This photograph of a lighthouse in St. Joseph, Michigan, was captured by photograp...
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Country Star Alan Jackson Donates Antique Boat to ABM

Country Star Alan Jackson Donates Antique Boat to ABM

The Antique Boat Museum (ABM) in Clayton, New York recently received a donation from one of country music's biggest stars. Alan Jackson, known for being one of the most-nominated artists in County Music Association (CMA) history, has contributed a 1955 29-foot Chris-Craft Semi-Enclosed to ABM's ...
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GLCC Announces Expanded Fall Webinars

GLCC Announces Expanded Fall Webinars

The Great Lakes Cruising Club (GLCC) School has expanded its popular and highly acclaimed webinar curriculum for 2013-14. This year, boaters may choose from more than 40 webinar tutorials conducted by experienced GLCC-accredited sail- or powerboating colleagues and industry specialists. These in...
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<em>Scotiadoc</em> Discovered on Bottom of Lake Superior

Scotiadoc Discovered on Bottom of Lake Superior

After more than 60 years resting on the bottom of Lake Superior’s Thunder Bay, a group of shipwreck hunters recently found the remains of the freighter Scotiadoc, which sank more than 850 feet below the water’s surface in 1953, making it the deepest shipwreck ever discovered in the G...
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Princecraft Turns 60

Princecraft Turns 60

Happy anniversary, Princecraft! The Quebec, Canada-based boatbuilder celebrates 60 years of building quality aluminum fishing, pontoon and deck boats in April 2014. For more information, visit princecraft.com. (http://www.princecraft.com)...
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Extreme Win

Extreme Win

The 11 boats entered in Class 6 are deck to deck at the start of the OPA Offshore Race at the 19th annual St. Clair River Classic in St. Clair, Michigan July 27-28. Chuck Broaddus, owner and driver of Broadco, celebrates after winning the Extreme Class at the St. Clair River Classic (inset). Bro...
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Sprint to the Finish

Sprint to the Finish

Tammy Wolf of Clifton, Illinois races down the front stretch in her Mercury of Canada-sponsored tunnel boat to finish second place at the UIM World Championship in Trenton, Michigan. This is Wolf's first season in the SST200/Formula Two class, and she won her first preliminary heat during the 63...
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Asian Carp Moving Fast in Great Lakes

Asian Carp Moving Fast in Great Lakes

The Asian carp invasion in Illinois has continued to advance, with current spawning moving nearly 100 miles upstream this year to within 25 miles of the electric barrier that is the last line of defense protecting Lake Michigan and beyond from this invasive species, according to the Alliance for...
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31st Street Harbor Named "Clean Marina"

31st Street Harbor Named "Clean Marina"

31st Street Harbor in Chicago, Illinois was recently designated as a "Clean Marina" by the Illinois Coastal Management Program of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Clean Marina certification is good for 5 years and incorporates environmental issue education, business practice evaluat...
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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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