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Solar-powered Boat Becomes Research Vessel

Solar-powered Boat Becomes Research Vessel

The world’s first solar-powered boat to circumnavigate the globe has just signed up for a new assignment: Scientific research vessel. According to a recent report in The New York Times, Turanor PlanetSolar, a 100-foot, $17 million catamaran, will spend the summer cruising the Gulf Stre...
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Larsen, Bay Marine Announce Joint Venture

Larsen, Bay Marine Announce Joint Venture

Larsen Marine of Waukegan, Illinois and Bay Marine of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin announced a new joint sales and service agreement to serve boaters from Chicago to Door County. Each will support the brands the other carries. For more info, call Larsen at 847-336-5456 or Bay Marine at 920-743-6...
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Art Exhibit Opens in Toledo

Art Exhibit Opens in Toledo

The 200th anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie — among the most famous naval encounters of the War of 1812 — will be commemorated with a special exhibition this fall at the Toledo Museum of Art in Toledo, Ohio. “Perry’s Victory: The Battle of Lake Erie,” a free ex...
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MarineMax Hires New, Promotes Employees

MarineMax Hires New, Promotes Employees

MarineMax has announced the hire of a new employee in the Great Lakes region, as well as the promotion of an existing one. Industry veteran Jeff Pierce was named sales associate for MarineMax in the Chicago market, offering new Azimut and brokerage sales. MarineMax is now the exclusive deale...
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Catawba Moorings Takes on Key West

Catawba Moorings Takes on Key West

Catawba Moorings of Port Clinton, Ohio, recently announced it will carry the Key West line of boats. “We are excited to offer a value boat line that delivers the quality our customers expect,” says Paul Ochs, Catawba Moorings sales manager. Since 1986, Key West has built high...
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FREE Fuel Price Updates

FREE Fuel Price Updates

Receive free weekly fuel price updates (both gas and diesel) for every south Lake Michigan fuel dock from Wilmette, Illinois through Chicago and up to Whitehall, Michigan. Just text “FUELDOCK” to 33733 to register. Text updates will arrive weekly, either Thursday or Friday, befor...
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Traverse City, Sleeping Bear Dunes Top Destinations

Traverse City, Sleeping Bear Dunes Top Destinations

Traverse City, Michigan was recently named one of “America’s Top 10 Tourist Towns” by FamilyFun magazine. The publication also voted Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore as one of “America’s 10 Best Vacation Spots” and as one of its “Top 10 Nature...
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Suttons Bay Floatilla

Suttons Bay Floatilla

Be a part of history! Join the “Guinness Book of World Records” Challenge for the World’s Largest Raft of Kayaks and Canoes Saturday, Aug. 31 in Suttons Bay, Michigan. Get more info at sbfloatilla.com (http://www.sbfloatilla.com). Photo by Hamelin Photography...
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Pat O'Brien & Associates Expands

Pat O'Brien & Associates Expands

Pat O’Brien & Associates Real Estate of Boyne City, Michigan recently expanded its operations, adding new office spaces, a beautiful, updated lobby for guests, a specially dedicated “closing” room, and two new agents. “Stop by and see our new place,” says O&...
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Abandoned "Ghost Ship" May Have Finally Sunk

Abandoned "Ghost Ship" May Have Finally Sunk

It seems the 328-foot-long Russian cruise ship Lyubov Orlova might have met with a watery death. According to a Yahoo! News Weather report released today on yahoo.com (http://www.yahoo.com), the ship, which spent months drifting across the North Atlantic and was last seen off the coast of Ir...
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