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Great Lakes Water Levels on the Rise

Great Lakes Water Levels on the Rise

New research shows that the frigid arctic-like weather the Great Lakes and Eastern United States have been experiencing this winter will likely contribute to a healthy rise in Great Lakes water levels in 2014. Rising and falling water levels in the Great Lakes are influenced by a number of f...
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Industry Mourns Loss of Four Winns' Charlie Winn

Industry Mourns Loss of Four Winns' Charlie Winn

Charles E. “Charlie” Winn, a founder of Four Winns boat company in Cadillac, Michigan, passed away November 18. He was 70. Winn had a passion for the water, antique boats and boating in general. “Of all Charlie’s many interests, I would say his number-one passion was ...
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MBIA Announces Winners of Annual Hall of Fame, Lighthouse Awards

MBIA Announces Winners of Annual Hall of Fame, Lighthouse Awards

The Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) announced recipients of its annual Hall of Fame and Lighthouse awards during the association’s annual meeting, which took place December 5, 2013 at the Recreational Boating Education Conference held in Lansing, Michigan. Pat Stevens, o...
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<em>Keystone State</em> Wreck Discovered

Keystone State Wreck Discovered

Veteran shipwreck hunter David Trotter thinks he’s discovered the remains of the side-wheel steamer Keystone State at the bottom of Lake Huron, which sunk in November 1861 after a powerful storm, killing all 33 on board, according to a recent report published in the Detroit Free Press. ...
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New Maritime Museum Opening in Ohio

New Maritime Museum Opening in Ohio

A new Great Lakes maritime history museum is currently under construction in northwest Ohio and is slated to open in April, according to a report in The Daily Journal online, dailyjournal.net. (http://www.dailyjournal.net) The report maintains most of the exhibits at the National Museum of ...
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DuraSafe E-LOCK Swivel Combo

DuraSafe E-LOCK Swivel Combo

The latest anti-theft device from DuraSafe combines two keyed-alike locks to provide ultimate protection of bracket-mounted electronics that use a RAM Mount. Comes in small, medium and large (pictured) sizes. $42.95 to $49.95 at durasafelocks.com (http://www.durasafelocks.com)...
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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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