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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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Detroit Gold Cup Makes History

Detroit Gold Cup Makes History

History was made at the 105th running of the American Power Boat Association Detroit Gold Cup race July 13, as Jimmy Shane, 28, driving in his second race for the Oberto/Miss Madison unlimited hydroplane race team, became the youngest Gold Cup champion. First run in 1904, the Gold Cup is the o...
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NMMA Merges Chicago Boat, Sports & RV Show and Strictly Sail Chicago

NMMA Merges Chicago Boat, Sports & RV Show and Strictly Sail Chicago

The largest boating and outdoor event is about to hit the Windy City — the Progressive Insurance Chicago Boat, RV and Strictly Sail Show, January 14-18, 2015. The National Marine Manufacturers Association (http://www.nmma.org/) (NMMA) announced today that it will merge two of the Midwest&...
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2014 Race to Mackinac Results

2014 Race to Mackinac Results

The 333-mile journey from the Chicago Yacht Club to the shores of Mackinac Island, Michigan, known as the Race to Mackinac or “The Mac,” is the oldest annual freshwater distance race in the world. This year marked the 106th anniversary of the race. Approximately 2,500 competitors in 318 ...
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Electric Ride

Electric Ride

Last October, the Lakeland Boating staff spent a warm, sunny, fall day out on a Duffy Electric Boat, courtesy of our good friends at Chicago Electric Boat Company. Publisher/ Captain Bing O’Meara took staff on a sightseeing tour through the Chicago River and around some of the city&rsquo...
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18th Century Ship Discovered at World Trade Center Site

18th Century Ship Discovered at World Trade Center Site

Four years ago, in July 2010, a 32-foot piece of a vessel was discovered at the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan during construction of a parking garage for the new 1 World Trade Center Tower. Researchers are now saying that the vessel belongs to a ship that sailed during the 18th ce...
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Asian Carp Would have Little Effect on Lake Erie

Asian Carp Would have Little Effect on Lake Erie

According to a new study (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cobi.12369/abstract) published in the journal Conservation Biology by a group of scientists from the University of Notre Dame, Resources for the Future, U.S. Forest Service, the University of Michigan and the NOAA Great Lakes Envir...
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“Plastic Waters” Exhibit Showcases Effects of Microbeads

“Plastic Waters” Exhibit Showcases Effects of Microbeads

By now, we’ve all heard about the ban of microbeads in the State of Illinois (http://www.lakelandboating.com/scuttle-extra/illinois-introduces-microbead-free-legislation ), and the nasty effects they can have on our Great Lakes. But just in case you weren’t aware, the Town of Ha...
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Breakwater Chicago Gains Public Support

Breakwater Chicago Gains Public Support

Could a floating city become Chicago’s next Bean? The multi-million-dollar pitch to build a floating city half a mile off Chicago’s shoreline, called Breakwater Chicago, is quickly gaining public support. The crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for Breakwater Chicago reached its $...
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