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Maritime Museum Hosts Speaker Series

Maritime Museum Hosts Speaker Series

Last week, former Door County Maritime Museum executive director Bob Desh delved into the topic of why the U.S. Coast Guard would give away a lighthouse or loan a classic Fresnel lens, as part of the museum’s Maritime Speaker Series. The series continues March 5 when personnel from Palmer...
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Cleveland Boat Show Adds Exhibits

Cleveland Boat Show Adds Exhibits

The 56th annual Progressive Insurance® Mid-America Boat Show, Ohio’s largest winter boating event, drops anchor in Cleveland’s I-X Center January 15-19. The 2015 show features new models and larger exhibit space. “This year’s show will cover nearly 20 percent ...
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Detroit Boat Show Expands

Detroit Boat Show Expands

This year marks the 57th annual Detroit Boat Show, which cruises into the Cobo Center Valentine’s Day, February 14. This time around, however, attendees will see the show in a much larger space — 50,000 square feet larger, in fact. The Detroit Boat Show will span a total of 350,000...
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Bayview Mackinac Race Announces Rule Changes

Bayview Mackinac Race Announces Rule Changes

The 91st running of the Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race, which takes place July 18 on Lake Huron, features some significant changes. New rules include a speed limit for boats sailing on the shorter Shore Course and a reduction in minimum boat length from 27 feet to 24. This year also marks t...
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Detroit Boat Show Offers Free Boating Safety Course

Detroit Boat Show Offers Free Boating Safety Course

Become a better boater by attending the upcoming Detroit Boat Show, February 14-22 at Detroit’s Cobo Center. The boat show is partnering with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Conservation Officers and the Oakland County Marine Division to offer a free boating safety class during t...
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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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