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TACS Inspires Young Sailors

TACS Inspires Young Sailors

Since 1994, the Traverse Area Community Sailing Group (TACS) has been on a mission to provide sailing to the Grand Traverse region and help inspire young sailors. Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2014, the non-profit organization offers sailing programs for youths, high school students and adults...
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IL Gov. Pat Quinn Approves Stricter Boating Laws

IL Gov. Pat Quinn Approves Stricter Boating Laws

Boating in the Land of Lincoln is hopefully going to become a lot safer. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D-IL) recently approved several laws aimed at improving boater safety following the Independence Day holiday, according to a recent Associated Press article. The laws will take effect in 2015 and ...
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Discovery of Possible <em>Le Griffon</em> Shipwreck Continues

Discovery of Possible Le Griffon Shipwreck Continues

The lengthy search for the 17th century French explorer Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle’s ship, Le Griffon, continues. Last summer, Great Lakes Exploration Group LLC, along with French archaeologists, dove to the depths of Lake Michigan in search of the famous shipwreck. While th...
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Traverse City Extends Public Beaches

Traverse City Extends Public Beaches

Say goodbye to abandoned lakefront properties in the Traverse City, Michigan area, as the community of Acme is gradually transforming the coast back into a recreational and visual delight of parks, beaches and walking paths. The town has begun buying up old motels and business establishments and tea...
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Eastern Michigan Receives Two EPA Grants

Eastern Michigan Receives Two EPA Grants

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) two federal Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants totaling $1.25 million have been awarded to Detroit and St. Clair Shores, Michigan. Detroit will use $1 million to turn vacant lots into green space to reduce the discharge of untreated ...
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Detroit Boat Club Celebrates 175 Years

Detroit Boat Club Celebrates 175 Years

The oldest boat club in the United States, as well as the oldest social club in Michigan, celebrated its 175th year of boating in Detroit last week. Founded in February 1839, two years after Michigan became a state, the Detroit Boat Club (DBC) is now regarded as a centerpiece for Detroit sailin...
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$10M Earmarked for Lake Erie Algae Clean-up

$10M Earmarked for Lake Erie Algae Clean-up

Ohio Governor John R. Kasich and his administration announced March 18 that they will be investing $10 million in the Healthy Lake Erie Initiative to help combat and reduce the threat of harmful algal blooms. The initiative was created in 2012 and aims to find alternative solutions to the open...
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Gold Cup Stay in Detroit

Gold Cup Stay in Detroit

The DYC Detroit APBA Gold Cup recently signed a 10-year agreement to keep the prestigious annual Gold Cup races in Detroit. The extension of the Gold Cup in Detroit was signed by the Detroit River Regatta Association (DRRA) and the American Power Boat Association (APBA). The event has been hos...
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Operation Dry Water Tackles Boating Under the Influence

Operation Dry Water Tackles Boating Under the Influence

In 2013, there were a total of 236 boating accidents in the United States; 75 deaths resulting from these accidents were caused by alcohol use, according to the USCG 2013 Recreational Boating Statistics (http://www.uscgboating.org/assets/1/AssetManager/2013RecBoatingStats.pdf). Boating under th...
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Great Lakes Cruising Club: Members Welcome

Great Lakes Cruising Club: Members Welcome

If you’ve ever wanted to explore the bounty of fresh water that is the Great Lakes, cruising from expansive Lake Michigan to the depths of Lake Superior, then the Great Lakes Cruising Club (GLCC) is right up your alley. Founded in 1934, GLCC is the area’s best source of information...
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