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New Chicago Boathouse to Boost Recreation

New Chicago Boathouse to Boost Recreation

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other city officials gathered along the Chicago River on Sunday, Nov. 9, to celebrate the grand opening of the new $1.4 million boathouse at River Park. The boathouse is part of the city’s effort to boost recreation on the river. This is the third boathouse o...
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Merry-Time Festival of Trees Returns to DCMM

Merry-Time Festival of Trees Returns to DCMM

Get ready for an abundance of beautifully decorated trees in Door County! The Merry-Time Festival of Trees returns to the Door County Maritime Museum on Nov. 15 and will run through Dec. 9. The trees can be viewed during regular museum hours and many special events are planned throughout th...
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Can-Do Attitude Steals St. Clair, MI Title

Can-Do Attitude Steals St. Clair, MI Title

CAT CAN DO, a 40-foot Skater cat powered by a pair of 1550 hp Sterling engines, is led by driver Keith Holmes, of Nunica, Michigan, and throttleman Barry Glovick. They laid down the gas to a win in the Extreme Class at the 20th Annual St. Clair River Classic, July 26-27 on the St. Clair River in St....
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Zebra Mussels Fuel Lake Erie’s Algae Bloom

Zebra Mussels Fuel Lake Erie’s Algae Bloom

National news has exploded with reports of the toxic algae bloom covering Lake Erie near northern Ohio and the emergency water ban surrounding cities faced. But what reports often fail to mention is the primary source of the toxic algae outbreak: Zebra and quagga mussels. These mollusks are aq...
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B & E Marine Awarded for 100% Customer Satisfaction

B & E Marine Awarded for 100% Customer Satisfaction

Last week, B & E Marine accepted an award from Sea Ray Boats for being one of only four dealers worldwide to achieve 100 percent Customer Satisfaction for 2014! There are over 200 Sea Ray dealers worldwide and B & E was the only dealer in the Midwest to receive the award this year. "We...
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Phase Two of Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Unveiled in Chicago

Phase Two of Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Unveiled in Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative (http://www.glslcities.org/) hosted a group of other Great Lakes mayors and officials last Wednesday to discuss ways to protect Great Lakes drinking water in lieu of the recent algae bloom in Lake Erie. According...
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Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Expands

Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Expands

The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in northern Michigan was recently granted approval by the federal government to expand in size, allowing for the preservation of numerous more shipwrecks, according to the Associated Press (AP). The only freshwater sanctuary in the nation will expand ...
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Ohio Congressmen Pushing for Lake Erie Toxin Bills

Ohio Congressmen Pushing for Lake Erie Toxin Bills

Lake Erie’s dangerous algae blooms and the limited clean drinking water in Ohio are now a topic of discussion in Congress. Ohio congressional members, including U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), are pushing for two bills that...
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Restoration for Freighter J.B. Ford has Sailed

Restoration for Freighter J.B. Ford has Sailed

In 1903, the Edwin F. Holmes, better known as the J.B. Ford, set sail out of Lorain, Ohio. More than a century later, the oldest Great Lakes freighter still intact is now docked in Lake Superior. But the plan to restore the old vessel into a museum ship has fallen through. According to a recen...
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Kelly Takes 2014 Indiana Governor’s Cup

Kelly Takes 2014 Indiana Governor’s Cup

The Graham Trucking unlimited hydroplane with driver J. Michael Kelly en route to first place races deck-to-deck with second-place finisher Jon Zimmerman in his Team Red Dot presents Spirit of Qatar hull at the 64th annual Madison Regatta Indiana Governor’s Cup. The race took place July 4-6 on...
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