Great Lakes Ice Coverage is Down

Lake Huron, January 13, 2023 PHOTO COURTESY OF NOAA COASTWATCH GREAT LAKES Mild temperatures this year have impacted ice coverage and thickness on all the Great Lakes, reports CBC, a trend that is consistent with years over the past decade. According to Jay Austin, who studies Lake Superior at the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Large […]

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Minneapolis Boat Show kicks off, Innovation Awards announced

The Discover Boating Minneapolis Boat Show runs through Sunday at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The exhibit hall showcases 600 new boats. At the show, NMMA and Boating Writers International (BWI) announced the winners of the 2023 Minneapolis Innovation Awards, recognizing groundbreaking new consumer marine products in the following categories: fishing boats, pontoon boats, and furnishings. […]

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Super Stock Class Releases 2023 Competition Schedule

With 15 teams committed to running at least some portion of the seven-race 2023 Super Stock-class owners group internal schedule, fans of the outboard-engine-powered spec catamaran category will not want for offshore racing action this season. The group released its schedule this afternoon via social media, and it includes the following dates and events, five […]

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Walstrom Marine Acquires Grand Bay Marine

Michigan’s Walstrom Marine announced the acquisition of Grand Bay Marine as part of its ongoing effort to expand its operations across the Great Lakes region. Founded in 1997, Grand Bay Marine is owned and operated by Liz Carney and her family. With locations in Traverse City and Charlevoix, Grand Bay Marine has positioned itself as […]

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Drones Launched in Lake Superior

In August 2022, two Saildrone uncrewed surface vehicles (USVs) were launched in Lake Superior on a 25-day mission. The USVs, which have a zero-carbon footprint and operate virtually silently, carry sensors to measure fish distribution data around the clock. The Saildrones will enable U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists to better understand the effects of large […]

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January 2023 Issue

January 2023 Issue On Michigan’s Sunrise Side, Cheboygan Shines Discover the surprising small city at the eastern edge of the Straits of Mackinac. Also In This Issue… Boat Test: Cruisers Yachts 50 GLS — Trust in your builder. Boat Test: Formula 387 CCF — A real magic carpet ride. Boat Spotlights: Aquila, Beneteau, Epoch, Scout […]

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On Michigan’s Sunrise Side, Cheboygan Shines

Photo Courtesy of Cheboygan Chamber of Commerce Discover the surprising small city at the Eastern edge of the Straits of Mackinac. By Kath Usitalo Visitors are waking up to the charm of Cheboygan, located at the top of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula along the US 23 Heritage Route. The area where the Cheboygan River meets Lake […]

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Great Lakes Tourism Experience the Focus of New Binational Partnership

By 2024, Windsor, Ontario, and Detroit, Michigan, hope to develop and complete a binational trail destination experience, linking existing trail networks for residents and visitors. Trans Canada Trail (steward of the longest recreational trail network in the world and largest investor in trail infrastructure projects in Canada), the Waterfront Regeneration Trust (WRT) in Ontario, the […]

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How to Prepare Your Boat For The Great Loop

Thousands of boats have completed America’s Great Loop circumnavigation of the Eastern U.S. If you want to join them, here’s some info to get you started. Feeling Loopy? Thousands of boats have completed America’s Great Loop circumnavigation of the Eastern U.S. If you want to join them, here’s some info to get you started. It […]

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Colby Returning To Speedonthewater.com Offshore Racing Coverage Team

A multi-time award-winning veteran marine industry journalist, Eric Colby will cover the 2023 American Power Boat Association Offshore National Championship Series, the Union Internationale Motonautique Class 1 World Championship, the Race World Offshore Key West World Championships and the Offshore Powerboat Association Englewood Beach Waterfest World Championships in 2023. Colby covered the sport for this […]

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Early Winter Fishing for Big Niagara Lake Trout

This lake trout was sporting a fresh wound from a lamprey above its pectoral fin. In the 1900’s, lampreys contributed to the eradication of lakers in Lake Ontario. Since the 1970s, stocking efforts and lamprey population-control methods have allowed the lakers to thrive in Ontario once again. In early winter, the Niagara Bar and River […]

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