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Hinckley CEO, Jim McManus, Passes Away

Hinckley CEO, Jim McManus, Passes Away

03-Dec-2015

After a hard-fought battle with cancer, Jim McManus, the president and CEO of The Hinckley Company, passed away on November 24 at the age of 52. The Hinckley Company is a boatbuilder based out of Rhode Island that offers sail and motorboats, bareboat and crewed worldwide. McManus joined Hin...
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UPDATE: U.S. Coast Guard Pumps Toxic Chemical from Shipwreck

UPDATE: U.S. Coast Guard Pumps Toxic Chemical from Shipwreck

23-Nov-2015

The Argo was a tanker barge operating illegally when it sank in 1937 off the coast of Sandusky, Ohio. With it went its history; historians say records of its cargo and crew have been lost due to its unofficial activities. However, the rediscovery (http://http://www.lakelandboating.com/scuttle-ex...
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"Algae, Pipelines and More" Marks Legal Institute of the Great Lakes' 15th Annual Conference

"Algae, Pipelines and More" Marks Legal Institute of the Great Lakes' 15th Annual Conference

03-Nov-2015

On Friday, the Legal Institute of the Great Lakes (LIGL) at the University of Toledo College of Law will host its 15th annual Great Lakes Water Conference. The day-long conference on November 6 features three panels of speakers along the theme of “Algae, Pipelines and More.” Even...
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Great Lakes/Great Books Set to Kick-Off in November

Great Lakes/Great Books Set to Kick-Off in November

29-Oct-2015

With boats going into storage for the winter, the nonprofit Write On, Door County and the Door County Maritime Museum are teaming up to put on the second season of Great Lakes/Great Books in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. The book club will gather the first Thursday of each month at the Maritime Museu...
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Two Great Lakes Shipwrecks Discovered, One Potentially Toxic

Two Great Lakes Shipwrecks Discovered, One Potentially Toxic

26-Oct-2015

Last week was an exciting week for Great Lakes shipwreck hunters. One shipwreck was found in Lake Ontario, and a potentially toxic wreck was discovered in Lake Erie. According to the Great Lakes Historical Society (http://www.inlandseas.org/2015/10/bay-state-discovered/), the shipwreck Bay S...
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Marquis and Carver Add Ontario Dealer

Marquis and Carver Add Ontario Dealer

22-Oct-2015

Marquis and Carver Yachts dealer network continues to grow with the addition of Hurst Marina in Manotick, Canada, near the capital city of Ottawa. Located in Manotick on the Rideau River, Hurst Marina offers the perfect combination of sales and service along with the excellent marina accommoda...
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Sea Tow Awarded $220,000 in Grants

Sea Tow Awarded $220,000 in Grants

16-Oct-2015

The nonprofit Sea Tow Foundation has been awarded two grants from the Sport Fish Restoration & Boating Trust Fund, administered by the U.S. Coast Guard. The first grant award of $100,000 will fund the Sea Tow Foundation’s national Designated Skipper campaign in 2016. Launche...
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Door County Maritime Museum Remembers Sinking of <em>Edmund Fitzgerald</em>

Door County Maritime Museum Remembers Sinking of Edmund Fitzgerald

12-Oct-2015

The Door County Maritime Museum commemorates the 40th anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald with an exhibit in the Reddin Bridge Room of the Sturgeon Bay museum. The exhibit will open on October 21, and continue through November 10. It will be taken down for a month while the mus...
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Obama Approves of Second Great Lakes Marine Sanctuary

Obama Approves of Second Great Lakes Marine Sanctuary

07-Oct-2015

According to the National Marine Sanctuary, at the 2015 Our Ocean Conference in Valparaiso, Chile, President Barack Obama announced that, for the first time since 2000, two new marine areas have been identified by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) for possible designation a...
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Michigan Winery Supports State DNR

Michigan Winery Supports State DNR

05-Oct-2015

Next time you uncork that vino from Northern Michigan’s oldest winery, Chateau Grand Traverse (CGT), you will also be supporting the Mitten’s state parks, trails and waterways. CGT’s new series of wine, “CGT Wines of the Great Outdoors,” includes three custom-labe...
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