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Gold Cup Stay in Detroit

Gold Cup Stay in Detroit

19-Jun-2014

The DYC Detroit APBA Gold Cup recently signed a 10-year agreement to keep the prestigious annual Gold Cup races in Detroit. The extension of the Gold Cup in Detroit was signed by the Detroit River Regatta Association (DRRA) and the American Power Boat Association (APBA). The event has been hos...
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Operation Dry Water Tackles Boating Under the Influence

Operation Dry Water Tackles Boating Under the Influence

19-Jun-2014

In 2013, there were a total of 236 boating accidents in the United States; 75 deaths resulting from these accidents were caused by alcohol use, according to the USCG 2013 Recreational Boating Statistics (http://www.uscgboating.org/assets/1/AssetManager/2013RecBoatingStats.pdf). Boating under th...
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Great Lakes Cruising Club: Members Welcome

Great Lakes Cruising Club: Members Welcome

19-Jun-2014

If you’ve ever wanted to explore the bounty of fresh water that is the Great Lakes, cruising from expansive Lake Michigan to the depths of Lake Superior, then the Great Lakes Cruising Club (GLCC) is right up your alley. Founded in 1934, GLCC is the area’s best source of information...
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President Signs WRRDA Act to Protect Great Lakes

President Signs WRRDA Act to Protect Great Lakes

16-Jun-2014

President Obama recently signed the 2013 Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA); a bill that acknowledges that recreational boating is a significant contributor to the nation’s economy and local communities. The $12.3 billion bipartisan legislation recognizes that the Federal...
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7,000-mile Great Lakes Coastal Trail to Become Reality

7,000-mile Great Lakes Coastal Trail to Become Reality

14-Jun-2014

If you’ve ever wanted to travel to the most desolate, breathtaking corners of the Great Lakes region, well, now you can — all while peddling a bicycle or paddling a kayak. On May 15-16, cyclists, kayakers, and regional planning and governmental officials gathered in Saugatuck, Michi...
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More Steps Taken to Protect Great Lakes from Asian Carp

More Steps Taken to Protect Great Lakes from Asian Carp

12-Jun-2014

Last week, the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee released its strategy to protect the Great Lakes from Asian carp. Among its protective measures, the committee plans to step up monitoring and commercial fishing operations, including increased water sampling downstream of electric fish barri...
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Lake Superior Finally Ice Free

Lake Superior Finally Ice Free

10-Jun-2014

It’s finally June, and you’d expect the Great Lakes to be experiencing warm temperatures and perfect boating weather. However, as of last week, parts of Lake Superior were still covered in ice; about 0.6 percent, according to a recent article published in the Washington Post. There...
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Illinois Bans Microbeads

Illinois Bans Microbeads

09-Jun-2014

Have you ever used a face or body wash that contained tiny plastic beads? They may result in a nice, deep, exfoliated-type clean, but apparently they’re pretty detrimental to the environment. They’re called “microbeads,” synthetic plastic particles used as an abrasive i...
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Michigan Boating Week is June 7-14

Michigan Boating Week is June 7-14

07-Jun-2014

This week is now officially “Michigan Boating Week,” after Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed a resolution declaring it as such. It only makes sense that Michigan has an entire week dedicated to boating, seeing as Michigan is the third largest boating market in the country and had...
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Rip Current Awareness Week

Rip Current Awareness Week

06-Jun-2014

Rip currents are strong, powerful and narrow currents that move away from shore. Reaching speeds of 8 feet per second, they have killed more people than sharks. This week is Rip Current Awareness Week, June 1-7. According to a report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA...
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