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2014 Race to Mackinac Results

2014 Race to Mackinac Results

The 333-mile journey from the Chicago Yacht Club to the shores of Mackinac Island, Michigan, known as the Race to Mackinac or “The Mac,” is the oldest annual freshwater distance race in the world. This year marked the 106th anniversary of the race. Approximately 2,500 competitors in 318 ...
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Electric Ride

Electric Ride

Last October, the Lakeland Boating staff spent a warm, sunny, fall day out on a Duffy Electric Boat, courtesy of our good friends at Chicago Electric Boat Company. Publisher/ Captain Bing O’Meara took staff on a sightseeing tour through the Chicago River and around some of the city&rsquo...
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18th Century Ship Discovered at World Trade Center Site

18th Century Ship Discovered at World Trade Center Site

Four years ago, in July 2010, a 32-foot piece of a vessel was discovered at the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan during construction of a parking garage for the new 1 World Trade Center Tower. Researchers are now saying that the vessel belongs to a ship that sailed during the 18th ce...
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Asian Carp Would have Little Effect on Lake Erie

Asian Carp Would have Little Effect on Lake Erie

According to a new study (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cobi.12369/abstract) published in the journal Conservation Biology by a group of scientists from the University of Notre Dame, Resources for the Future, U.S. Forest Service, the University of Michigan and the NOAA Great Lakes Envir...
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“Plastic Waters” Exhibit Showcases Effects of Microbeads

“Plastic Waters” Exhibit Showcases Effects of Microbeads

By now, we’ve all heard about the ban of microbeads in the State of Illinois (http://www.lakelandboating.com/scuttle-extra/illinois-introduces-microbead-free-legislation ), and the nasty effects they can have on our Great Lakes. But just in case you weren’t aware, the Town of Ha...
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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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