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Don't Let the Cold Get You Into Hot Water

Don't Let the Cold Get You Into Hot Water

20-Mar-2014

At Lakeland Boating, we're all about safe boating. As the ice thaws on the Great Lakes and boaters get spring fever, ensuring safety while on the still-cold water is priority Number One. Here are a few cold-water safety tips to remember when baring the elements in the early boating season. ...
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Congrats to Michigan "Clean Marinas"

Congrats to Michigan "Clean Marinas"

14-Mar-2014

Congrats to the five Michigan facilities recently recertified as “Michigan Clean Marinas.” They are: Anchorage Marina, Holland; Belle Maer Harbor Marina, Harrison Township; East Jordan Municipal Marina; Grosse Pointe Shores Harbor; and Walstrom Marine, Harbor Springs....
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Study Raises Concerns About Grass Carp in Great Lakes

Study Raises Concerns About Grass Carp in Great Lakes

12-Mar-2014

According to a new study by the University of Notre Dame, grass carp invading the Great Lakes could pose a potential threat and do significant damage to the Great Lakes. While there has been much focus on the invasion of Asian carp — including bighead and silver carp — that have...
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Lake Michigan Sets Ice Cover Record and Prepares For Flooding

Lake Michigan Sets Ice Cover Record and Prepares For Flooding

10-Mar-2014

According to an article by the Milwaukee-Wisonsin Journal Sentinel, Lake Michigan set the Great Lakes record for the greatest ice cover in history. With the freezing water and rising Spring temperatures, scientists warn that the overwhelming amount of ice and snow could cause severe flooding in ...
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Physical Barrier Best Way to Stop Asian Carp, Study Says

Physical Barrier Best Way to Stop Asian Carp, Study Says

10-Mar-2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently released a study that suggests physically separating the Mississippi River and Great Lakes watersheds is the most effective way to prevent aquatic species like Asian carp from moving between the two iconic waters. A coalition of conservation groups, ...
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Great Lakes Water Levels on the Rise

Great Lakes Water Levels on the Rise

07-Mar-2014

New research shows that the frigid arctic-like weather the Great Lakes and Eastern United States have been experiencing this winter will likely contribute to a healthy rise in Great Lakes water levels in 2014. Rising and falling water levels in the Great Lakes are influenced by a number of f...
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Industry Mourns Loss of Four Winns' Charlie Winn

Industry Mourns Loss of Four Winns' Charlie Winn

06-Mar-2014

Charles E. “Charlie” Winn, a founder of Four Winns boat company in Cadillac, Michigan, passed away November 18. He was 70. Winn had a passion for the water, antique boats and boating in general. “Of all Charlie’s many interests, I would say his number-one passion was ...
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MBIA Announces Winners of Annual Hall of Fame, Lighthouse Awards

MBIA Announces Winners of Annual Hall of Fame, Lighthouse Awards

21-Feb-2014

The Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) announced recipients of its annual Hall of Fame and Lighthouse awards during the association’s annual meeting, which took place December 5, 2013 at the Recreational Boating Education Conference held in Lansing, Michigan. Pat Stevens, o...
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<em>Keystone State</em> Wreck Discovered

Keystone State Wreck Discovered

05-Feb-2014

Veteran shipwreck hunter David Trotter thinks he’s discovered the remains of the side-wheel steamer Keystone State at the bottom of Lake Huron, which sunk in November 1861 after a powerful storm, killing all 33 on board, according to a recent report published in the Detroit Free Press. ...
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New Maritime Museum Opening in Ohio

New Maritime Museum Opening in Ohio

24-Jan-2014

A new Great Lakes maritime history museum is currently under construction in northwest Ohio and is slated to open in April, according to a report in The Daily Journal online, dailyjournal.net. (http://www.dailyjournal.net) The report maintains most of the exhibits at the National Museum of ...
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