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Research Shows Boating is a Plus for the U.S. Economy

Research Shows Boating is a Plus for the U.S. Economy

10-Oct-2018

Data released by the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) points to the outdoor industry as a positive influence on the country’s economy, and BoatU.S. wants that information to help the boating business grow. The research shows nearly $412 billion of the co...
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Reed Yacht Sales Opens New Showroom

Reed Yacht Sales Opens New Showroom

10-Oct-2018

The Grand Haven, Michigan-based brokerage Reed Yacht Sales has completed construction on its custom-built, 15,000-square-foot showroom in Grand Haven, located at 1333 Madison Street. The showroom will feature new and brokerage boats on display; 1,700 square feet of offices and conference rooms...
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2018 Innovation Award Winners Announced

2018 Innovation Award Winners Announced

04-Oct-2018

The winners of the 2018 Innovation Awards across 13 categories were presented at the International BoatBuilder’s Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) on October 2. The awards are judged by eight professionals from the Boating Writers International (BWI) and managed by the National Marine Manuf...
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Seven Michigan Marinas Named Certified Clean Marinas

Seven Michigan Marinas Named Certified Clean Marinas

04-Oct-2018

The Michigan Clean Marina Program announced seven marinas across Michigan have been added to the Certified Clean Marinas list. Each has a three-year term and followed a specific certification process that began with a pledge to participate. Each marina then took an educational course on the prac...
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Scout Boat honored

Scout Boat honored

04-Oct-2018

Scout Boats honored two Great Lakes dealers at its 2019 Dealer Meeting. SkipperBud’s Grand Haven received the Top Midwest / West Coast Dealer award, and Maple City Marine in Chatham, Ontario received the Canada Top International Dealer. Grant Rule at Maple City Marine received the Canada Top I...
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Green Beer Created to Bring Awareness to Lake Erie Algae

Green Beer Created to Bring Awareness to Lake Erie Algae

27-Sep-2018

The Ohio Environmental Council and a brewery in Ohio created a beer that looks like algae, creatively called the “Ale’gae Bloom.” The 7.2 percent Sour Double IPA does not contain algae — it is made using matcha powder and kiwi — but was created to educate customers ...
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New Ferry Coming to Put-in-Bay

New Ferry Coming to Put-in-Bay

27-Sep-2018

Miller Boat Line has ordered a new 140-foot-long, 38.5-foot-wide ferry to join its current fleet of four passenger/vehicle ferries. The drive-on, drive-off ferries can accommodate 26 vehicles or 600 passengers and travel between the peninsula of Catawba to Put-in-Bay and Middle Bass Island, Ohio...
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Tannery Bay Opens on White Lake

Tannery Bay Opens on White Lake

24-Sep-2018

What was once the site of Whitehall Leather Co. tannery has been redeveloped into a brand-new waterfront community. Tannery Bay has opened in Whitehall, Michigan, with access to Lake Michigan, providing residents with a beautiful beach, communal fire pits and stunning views of White Lake. The commun...
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Are Goldfish Invading Lake Ontario?

Are Goldfish Invading Lake Ontario?

20-Sep-2018

Scientists say 40 to 50 million goldfish are living in the waters of Lake Ontario. People dumping the fish into the lake’s waters is a large reason they have integrated themselves into the environment. Efforts to keep the cousin of the goldfish, the Asian carp, out of the Great Lakes, ...
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National Museum of the Great Lakes Adds Tugboat

National Museum of the Great Lakes Adds Tugboat

20-Sep-2018

The National Museum of the Great Lakes in Toledo has added a tugboat named Ohio, thanks to the Great Lakes Towing Co. The museum had the tugboat donated to them, allowing them to continue to tell the story of the economic and political history of the five Great Lakes. The Ohio was built in 1...
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