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Mercury Promotes Kids’ Boating and Fishing

Mercury Promotes Kids’ Boating and Fishing

Mercury Marine is encouraging children to get out on the water. The Fond du Lac, Wisconsin -based company has partnered with Bill Dance, host of Bill Dance Outdoors, and Fox Sports Outdoors host Barry Stokes to create videos appealing to children that promote the value of boating. “I&rsq...
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“Duck Boats” May be Cruising Into Chicago

“Duck Boats” May be Cruising Into Chicago

Chicago-based Entertainment Cruises recently submitted a proposal to launch "duck tours,” vehicles that operate both on land and in water, in the Chicago River, according to a report by DNAinfo.com (http://DNAinfo.com). The tours are popular in cities like Boston and Seattle and require s...
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Ex-Miami Dolphin Swam 9 Miles After Boating Accident

Ex-Miami Dolphin Swam 9 Miles After Boating Accident

Rob Konrad swam like a dolphin last week. The former Miami Dolphins fullback overcame a harrowing boating accident after falling from his 36-foot boat during a solo fishing trip. Konrad was about 9 miles off shore in the Atlantic Ocean, the U.S. Coast Guard says, when he fell from his boat, wh...
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Shedd Aquarium Hosts Interactive Great Lakes Exhibit

Shedd Aquarium Hosts Interactive Great Lakes Exhibit

The Great Lakes have more than 10,000 miles of coastline and provide drinking water to more than 36 million people in the region. They also are home to more than 3,500 species of plants and animals, as well as 180-plus invasive species that threaten the stability of its ecosystem. The popular ...
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Lock Being Built Between Lakes Michigan and Winnebago

Lock Being Built Between Lakes Michigan and Winnebago

The Fox River Navigational System Authority (FRNSA) has proposed a $3.8 million boat transfer system for 2017. The proposal would build a lock and cleansing system at Rapide Croche to open the waterway from Green Bay, Wisconsin to the Winnebago Pool Lakes for commerce and recreational boating. ...
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National Safe Boating Council Updates Boating Safety Website

National Safe Boating Council Updates Boating Safety Website

The interactive website that introduces boaters to basic navigation rules was recently revamped. The website, BoatOnCourse.com, created by the National Safe Boating Council, was recently updated to feature a new chapter of adventures, boating scenarios, original storylines, and interactive quizzes f...
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BoatUS President Named 2014 Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year

BoatUS President Named 2014 Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year

BoatUS president Margaret Podlich was recently named the 2014 Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year. The award is presented annually to an outstanding woman in the marine industry. “To be in the select group of women who have received this award before me — who build, sell, service and p...
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MJM Yachts Hits the Great Lakes

MJM Yachts Hits the Great Lakes

MJM Yachts LLC, manufacturer of fuel-efficient powerboats, is making its way to the Great Lakes region and into the offices at Moes Marine Service in Vermilion, Ohio. Mike Moes, owner of Moes Marine, and Cleveland businessman Lee Howley worked together to create a Great Lakes dealership for th...
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BoatUS Offers Refueling Tips

BoatUS Offers Refueling Tips

Refueling a boat requires special care and attention. BoatUS cautions that sterndrive- and inboard-powered boats have closed engine compartments, where volatile gasoline vapors don’t easily dissipate; and older gasoline-powered boats with brittle fuel hoses can crack, leaving gas in the bilge ...
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Santa Claus Returns to the Tug

Santa Claus Returns to the Tug

Good ole’ Saint Nick will be taking a break from making naughty and nice lists and will visit the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, December 6. His appearance highlights a day that also will include story time with a book signing of “A Door Night Before Chr...
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