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Greg Krueger, 1948-2015

Greg Krueger, 1948-2015

Visionary leader, enthusiastic proponent of marine education, and dear friend to many, Greg Krueger, 67, of Boyne City, Michigan, passed away suddenly from a rare type of heart attack on April 25. “He was vibrant soul, enthusiastic, honest, loving and passionate,” Krueger’s da...
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Explore 10,000 Years of Michigan History

Explore 10,000 Years of Michigan History

History comes to life at the new Michigan's Heritage Park exhibit at Muskegon's Lakeshore Museum Center, opening on June 6! The 19-ace living history park explores 10,000 years of Michigan history in a natural woodland setting in Whitehall. Experience daily life in a Native American Wigwam...
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Post-Ice Lake Michigan Reveals Submerged Shipwrecks

Post-Ice Lake Michigan Reveals Submerged Shipwrecks

During a routine patrol, the aircrew of U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Michigan, captured a rare discovery: Crystal-clear aerial images of Lake Michigan shipwrecks. As the ice finally melted near Northern Michigan, these shipwrecks, which are usually obscured by the water’s ...
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Marine Industry Loses Visionary Leader

Marine Industry Loses Visionary Leader

Founder and CEO of Sea Tow, Captain Joseph Frohnhoefer, Jr., died March 24, at the age of 71, after a brief battle with cancer. “Capt. Joe,” as he was known, leaves a lasting impact on the marine industry and on the international maritime industry as a whole. In addition to running ...
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USCG Utility Boat on Display

USCG Utility Boat on Display

The last remaining U.S. Coast Guard UTBs (Utility Boat Large) has been placed on permanent display outside the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. The 41-foot vessel has been one of the most successful boats in USCG history, serving as a general workhorse at multi-mission st...
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Chicago In-Water Boat Show Cancelled

Chicago In-Water Boat Show Cancelled

The 2015 Progressive Insurance Chicago In-Water Boat Show, scheduled for June 11-14, has been cancelled, the National Marine Manufactures Association announced in a statement. The show, which would have been in its fourth year, was to take place at Chicago’s 31st Street Harbor. NMMA will...
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Saugatuck Voted America’s Best Coastal Small Town

Saugatuck Voted America’s Best Coastal Small Town

Last year, USA Today dubbed the West Michigan town of Saugatuck the “Best Weekend Getaway in the USA.” This year, the lakeside town, known as “The Art Coast of Michigan,” won the publication’s nationwide reader’s choice award for the “The Best Coastal Small ...
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April is "Michigan Wine Month"

April is "Michigan Wine Month"

The Mitten State may as well be called the Grape State during the month of April. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has declared April as “Michigan Wine Month” to honor the state’s wide selection of quality wines and the wine industry’s significant contribution to the economy. ...
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Industry Mourns Loss of BoatUS Founder

Industry Mourns Loss of BoatUS Founder

BoatUS chairman and founder Richard Schwartz passed away in February after a short illness. He was 85. Since the early 1960s, Schwartz fought for legislation on behalf of boaters, and his efforts at shaping national boating policy helped secure passage of the Recreational Boating Safety and Fac...
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Microfibers Polluting the Great Lakes

Microfibers Polluting the Great Lakes

That cozy fleece jacket hanging in your closet may keep you warm during the frigid winter months, but it also could be contaminating the Great Lakes. Scientists recently discovered the tiny strands of plastic that make up petroleum-based fabrics, such as polyester and nylon, are polluting the G...
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