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Chicago In-Water Boat Show Cancelled

Chicago In-Water Boat Show Cancelled

The 2015 Progressive Insurance Chicago In-Water Boat Show, scheduled for June 11-14, has been cancelled, the National Marine Manufactures Association announced in a statement. The show, which would have been in its fourth year, was to take place at Chicago’s 31st Street Harbor. NMMA will...
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Saugatuck Voted America’s Best Coastal Small Town

Saugatuck Voted America’s Best Coastal Small Town

Last year, USA Today dubbed the West Michigan town of Saugatuck the “Best Weekend Getaway in the USA.” This year, the lakeside town, known as “The Art Coast of Michigan,” won the publication’s nationwide reader’s choice award for the “The Best Coastal Small ...
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April is "Michigan Wine Month"

April is "Michigan Wine Month"

The Mitten State may as well be called the Grape State during the month of April. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has declared April as “Michigan Wine Month” to honor the state’s wide selection of quality wines and the wine industry’s significant contribution to the economy. ...
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Industry Mourns Loss of BoatUS Founder

Industry Mourns Loss of BoatUS Founder

BoatUS chairman and founder Richard Schwartz passed away in February after a short illness. He was 85. Since the early 1960s, Schwartz fought for legislation on behalf of boaters, and his efforts at shaping national boating policy helped secure passage of the Recreational Boating Safety and Fac...
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Microfibers Polluting the Great Lakes

Microfibers Polluting the Great Lakes

That cozy fleece jacket hanging in your closet may keep you warm during the frigid winter months, but it also could be contaminating the Great Lakes. Scientists recently discovered the tiny strands of plastic that make up petroleum-based fabrics, such as polyester and nylon, are polluting the G...
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Dogs To Sniff Out Invasive Mussels

Dogs To Sniff Out Invasive Mussels

According to an Alberta, Canada press release, sniffer dogs will soon lend a nose to mandatory boat inspections to help fight against zebra and quagga mussels. The new, full-time crew of canine inspectors is being recruited after passage of Bill 13, the Fisheries (Alberta) Amendment Act. Inspection ...
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Great Lakes Children’s Museum Opens Sailing Exhibit

Great Lakes Children’s Museum Opens Sailing Exhibit

After a lengthy process overcoming technical issues, the “Let’s Go Sailing,” exhibit finally had its grand opening March 21 at the Great Lakes Children’s Museum in Traverse City, Michigan. The permanent addition is designed to allow guests explore the fun and physics of...
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EPA Funds Indiana University Great Lakes Study

EPA Funds Indiana University Great Lakes Study

Researchers and scientists at Indiana University have been awarded a $6 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to continue measuring levels of airborne toxic chemicals being deposited into the Great Lakes. The Integrated Atmospheric Deposition Network project, led by ...
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Lake Michigan Shipwrecks May Join National Marine Sanctuary

Lake Michigan Shipwrecks May Join National Marine Sanctuary

The 80-mile section of Lake Michigan off the coast of Wisconsin — between Two Rivers and Port Washington — boasts many famous shipwrecks, marking hundreds of historical tragedies. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration confirmed these waters have been accepted into...
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Local Grants Announced for Great Lakes Water Trails

Local Grants Announced for Great Lakes Water Trails

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) of the Great Lakes recently announced close to $185,000 in grants to coastal communities and organizations to create and improve water trails in the Great Lakes. This is the second phase of grants that focus on increasing accessibility, prom...
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