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Breakwater Chicago Gains Public Support

Breakwater Chicago Gains Public Support

Could a floating city become Chicago’s next Bean? The multi-million-dollar pitch to build a floating city half a mile off Chicago’s shoreline, called Breakwater Chicago, is quickly gaining public support. The crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for Breakwater Chicago reached its $...
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Bayfront Maritime Center in Erie, PA is hopping this weekend!

Bayfront Maritime Center in Erie, PA is hopping this weekend!

Lake Erie is hopping this weekend! The third annual Presque Isle Bay Messabout, which is part of the Bayfront Maritime Center's Small Boat Festival, will be held this weekend. The Messabout brings a variety of beautifully handcrafted traditional, contemporary, and antiq...
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Take the Hunt Challenge

Take the Hunt Challenge

Interested in purchasing a new, high-performance powerboat? Want to enjoy the boating lifestyle but need a little push to jump on board? Hunt Yachts, manufacturer of semi-custom luxury yachts from 25 to 80 feet, invites you to “Take the Hunt Challenge,” where you can privately...
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Rinker Makes Comeback at Maple City Grand Prix

Rinker Makes Comeback at Maple City Grand Prix

Before you can win a race, first you must finish — and what a fantastic finish for Tampa, Florida’s Terry Rinker the 2nd Annual Maple City Grand Prix in LaPorte, Indiana, which took place May 30-June 1. Rinker’s Aero Slot Lee hull lost a propeller blade on lap 5, and he dropped to ...
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Canoeist Paddles around Fifth Great Lakes

Canoeist Paddles around Fifth Great Lakes

Ever wonder what the entire stretch of Great Lakes shoreline looks like from the water? Petoskey-native Stephen Brede sure does. In 2009, the now 63-year old Brede began his guest to paddle around the circumference of each Great Lakes by canoeing around Lake Huron. In 2010, he paddled Lake ...
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Fort Lauderdale Show Celebrates 55th Anniversary

Fort Lauderdale Show Celebrates 55th Anniversary

The world’s largest in-water boat show, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, is scheduled for October 30-November 3 and celebrates over a half-century of providing attendees with the largest display of boats and marina gear in the U.S. This year’s show will include enha...
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Sturgeon Bay Celebrates Maritime Week

Sturgeon Bay Celebrates Maritime Week

The city of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin honors its maritime heritage July 31-August 10 during “Sturgeon Bay Maritime Week: A Salute to the U.S. Coast Guard.” This annual waterfront event features entertainment such as the Sail Thru the Avenues Sidewalk Sale July 31 and the Door County C...
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TACS Inspires Young Sailors

TACS Inspires Young Sailors

Since 1994, the Traverse Area Community Sailing Group (TACS) has been on a mission to provide sailing to the Grand Traverse region and help inspire young sailors. Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2014, the non-profit organization offers sailing programs for youths, high school students and adults...
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IL Gov. Pat Quinn Approves Stricter Boating Laws

IL Gov. Pat Quinn Approves Stricter Boating Laws

Boating in the Land of Lincoln is hopefully going to become a lot safer. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D-IL) recently approved several laws aimed at improving boater safety following the Independence Day holiday, according to a recent Associated Press article. The laws will take effect in 2015 and ...
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Discovery of Possible <em>Le Griffon</em> Shipwreck Continues

Discovery of Possible Le Griffon Shipwreck Continues

The lengthy search for the 17th century French explorer Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle’s ship, Le Griffon, continues. Last summer, Great Lakes Exploration Group LLC, along with French archaeologists, dove to the depths of Lake Michigan in search of the famous shipwreck. While th...
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