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Sign Up for GLCCS Webinars

Sign Up for GLCCS Webinars

For those boaters who only need a touch-up on their boating skills, or those who need a complete set of basics, the Great Lakes Cruising Club School (GLCCS) is now offering more than 40 new educational webinars starting in November. The webinars are taught by industry specialists and GLCC-accr...
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12 Million in Great Lakes Grants Announced

12 Million in Great Lakes Grants Announced

Sustain Our Great Lakes Partners recently announced that 31 projects will receive close to $12 million in grant funding for ecological restoration in the Great Lakes. Grant recipients also will match the new grant funding with an additional $11 million, making a total impact of $23 million towards G...
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Remembering the <em>Edmund Fitzgerald</em>

Remembering the Edmund Fitzgerald

Monday, Nov. 10 marked the 39th anniversary since the Great Lakes largest freighter, the Edmund Fitzgerald, sank in the chilly waters of Lake Superior. During a severe storm on Lake Superior back in 1975, the 729-foot-long ship sank and claimed the lives of 29 passengers. The ship left Sup...
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New Chicago Boathouse to Boost Recreation

New Chicago Boathouse to Boost Recreation

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other city officials gathered along the Chicago River on Sunday, Nov. 9, to celebrate the grand opening of the new $1.4 million boathouse at River Park. The boathouse is part of the city’s effort to boost recreation on the river. This is the third boathouse o...
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Merry-Time Festival of Trees Returns to DCMM

Merry-Time Festival of Trees Returns to DCMM

Get ready for an abundance of beautifully decorated trees in Door County! The Merry-Time Festival of Trees returns to the Door County Maritime Museum on Nov. 15 and will run through Dec. 9. The trees can be viewed during regular museum hours and many special events are planned throughout th...
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Can-Do Attitude Steals St. Clair, MI Title

Can-Do Attitude Steals St. Clair, MI Title

CAT CAN DO, a 40-foot Skater cat powered by a pair of 1550 hp Sterling engines, is led by driver Keith Holmes, of Nunica, Michigan, and throttleman Barry Glovick. They laid down the gas to a win in the Extreme Class at the 20th Annual St. Clair River Classic, July 26-27 on the St. Clair River in St....
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Zebra Mussels Fuel Lake Erie’s Algae Bloom

Zebra Mussels Fuel Lake Erie’s Algae Bloom

National news has exploded with reports of the toxic algae bloom covering Lake Erie near northern Ohio and the emergency water ban surrounding cities faced. But what reports often fail to mention is the primary source of the toxic algae outbreak: Zebra and quagga mussels. These mollusks are aq...
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B & E Marine Awarded for 100% Customer Satisfaction

B & E Marine Awarded for 100% Customer Satisfaction

Last week, B & E Marine accepted an award from Sea Ray Boats for being one of only four dealers worldwide to achieve 100 percent Customer Satisfaction for 2014! There are over 200 Sea Ray dealers worldwide and B & E was the only dealer in the Midwest to receive the award this year. "We...
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Phase Two of Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Unveiled in Chicago

Phase Two of Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Unveiled in Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative (http://www.glslcities.org/) hosted a group of other Great Lakes mayors and officials last Wednesday to discuss ways to protect Great Lakes drinking water in lieu of the recent algae bloom in Lake Erie. According...
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Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Expands

Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Expands

The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in northern Michigan was recently granted approval by the federal government to expand in size, allowing for the preservation of numerous more shipwrecks, according to the Associated Press (AP). The only freshwater sanctuary in the nation will expand ...
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