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Campaign Launches to Bring More Cruises to the Great Lakes

Campaign Launches to Bring More Cruises to the Great Lakes

12-Sep-2018

A marketing partnership between several Great Lakes states and Canadian provinces hopes to attract cruise ships to the area. Several government and other officials made the announcement in early September on Mackinac Island, just as the Victory I, a Great Lakes Cruise Liner, docked. “I...
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New Marina Opens on Trent-Severn Waterway

New Marina Opens on Trent-Severn Waterway

05-Sep-2018

After 13 years of planning, a 1,000-slip marina has finally opened along Canada’s historic Trent-Severn Waterway on the western shore of Lake Simcoe. The full-service Friday Harbour Marina, which cost $25 million, is now Canada’s largest inland boating facility, with more than 42 acres o...
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Former New York Tour Boat Headed to Lake Michigan

Former New York Tour Boat Headed to Lake Michigan

30-Aug-2018

A classic canal tour boat is coming to Lake Michigan. The Emita II, which previously cruised the Erie Canal in Central New York, has been purchased by Harbor County Adventures in New Buffalo, Michigan. The 100-passenger, 65-foot vessel was owned by Mid-Lakes Navigation in Skaneateles, New York...
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SkipperBud's Named as Top Cruisers Yachts Dealer for 2018

SkipperBud's Named as Top Cruisers Yachts Dealer for 2018

29-Aug-2018

At the annual Cruisers Yachts meeting at Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, the company announced the top five worldwide dealers of its boats. SkipperBud's topped off the list at number one, followed by Silver Seas Yachts, Galati Yacht Sales, Bosuns Marine, and Plano Marine. &ld...
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New Water Trail Around Beaver Island is Complete

New Water Trail Around Beaver Island is Complete

29-Aug-2018

After five years, a new 43-mile water trail that surrounds Beaver Island and is 30 miles offshore from Charlevoix, Michigan, has been finished and marked. The non-motorized trail will thrill paddlers and campers used to rustic settings, with two routes over shipwrecks and family-friendly areas, ...
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Cruising from Detroit is Possible Again!

Cruising from Detroit is Possible Again!

29-Aug-2018

Aboard the Victory II, sister to Victory I, you can cruise the Great Lakes starting in Detroit, and making stops in Cleveland; Niagara Falls; Toronto; Kingston, Ontario; St. Lawrence Seaway; Quebec City; and Montreal over nine days, capping out at 14 mph. The 300-foot vessel features a dinin...
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Boating Ontario Launches Clean Boater Program

Boating Ontario Launches Clean Boater Program

24-Aug-2018

Following Boating Ontario’s successful Clean Marine Program, the association is now promoting its Clean Boater Program. This new program encourages boaters to take the pledge to: Recycle and keep Ontario waterways garbage-free; practice proper fueling techniques; keep a clean, oil-free b...
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Catawba Moorings is Newest World Cat Dealer

Catawba Moorings is Newest World Cat Dealer

23-Aug-2018

Catawba Moorings in Port Clinton, Ohio is now a World Cat dealer. The dealership features 200 docks that can house a range of vessels up to 60 feet long. “We’re pleased to be partnered with this family-oriented and reputable dealership,” says Wyatt Lane, the director of sales...
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ABYC Releases Strategy to Reduce Aquatic Invasive Species

ABYC Releases Strategy to Reduce Aquatic Invasive Species

22-Aug-2018

New standards for boats, trailers, engines, components and other accessories have been recommended to manufacturers by the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) in order to reduce the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) that have made their way into the Great Lakes in recent years. &...
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Seven Organizations Receive Brunswick Public Foundation Grants

Seven Organizations Receive Brunswick Public Foundation Grants

22-Aug-2018

The Brunswick Public Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation, has announced grants in total of $235,000 for seven organizations. The recipients include: • Alliance for the Great Lakes, which aims to restore and conserve the Great Lakes region • American Council on Exercis...
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