Riverfront Renaissance

Photo by Toledo Aerial Media A boatload of attractions — including the nation’s largest mural — along the Maumee make Toledo a mighty fine Lake Erie destination. By Damaine Vonada Despite all the natural assets that Toledo, Ohio, enjoys because of its location at the place where the gaping mouth of the Maumee River empties […]

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Coast Guard Celebrates 232nd Anniversary

August 4, 2022, marked the 232nd anniversary of the U.S. Coast Guard, originally created by Alexander Hamilton in 1790. This year, Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla Wilmette Harbor (95-39-06) honored its active duty brethren by delivering lunch and a special birthday cake to Station Wilmette Harbor, in Wilmette, Illinois. The presentation team included (left to right […]

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Lippert to acquire Resonado Audio

 LCI Industries recently announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Lippert Components, Inc. (Lippert), a manufacturer and supplier of a broad array of highly engineered components for leading RV, marine, and automotive manufacturers, has entered into a license agreement to acquire exclusive rights from audio technology company Resonado, Inc. to the Resonado Performance Audio (Resonado) brand for the […]

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Federal Shark Fin Crackdown On Tap

These shark fins were captured in an unrelated bust by NOAA in the early 2000s. NOAA By one estimate over 70 million sharks are taken annually, chiefly for their fins. Demand for shark fin soup, considered a delicacy by many, has driven the price of shark fins sky-high. Shark fins are worth many times more […]

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Freedom Boat Club Adds Five New Wisconsin Locations

As part of its strategic growth plan in the upper midwest, Freedom Boat Club announced the addition of five new Wisconsin locations throughout the summer of 2022 to join its existing 13 locations across Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa. In addition to Freedom’s first location in McKinley Harbor in Milwaukee, corporate club locations will be added […]

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Bryan Labelle Wins Toyota Series at Lake Champlain

Pro Bryan Labelle of Hinesburg, Vermont, brought five bass to the stage Saturday weighing 21 pounds, 10 ounces to win the Toyota Series Presented by A.R.E. at Lake Champlain Presented by Boat Logix and earn the top payout of $86,500. Labelle’s three-day total of 15 bass weighing 61-11 earned him the victory by a narrow […]

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Faces Of The Great Lakes Grand Prix

<!– People: Faces Of The Great Lakes Grand Prix –> Based on the most recent numbers available, 31,191 people live in Michigan City, Ind. Last night’s street parade through the town celebrating today’s PlayTradez Great Lakes Grand Prix attracted approximately an estimated 20,000 spectators. Said throttleman Grant Bruggemann of the Pro Floors Racing, “We love […]

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Roving Commissions extract: Calm in the Storm

Despite rig failure and a tropical cyclone, Francis Hawkings remains composed on an eventful Pacific crossing. Tom Cunliffe introduces this extract from Roving Commissions Not for the first time, the Royal Cruising Club’s wonderful annual journal Roving Commissions has turned up a jewel of seamanship. Delving into the 2021 edition I found an account by […]

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NMMA names director of environment, health and safety compliance

NMMA announced Jeff Wasil as Director of Environment, Health and Safety Compliance. He will serve as the technical representative to external organizations, advise NMMA members on environmental regulations and work on international issues impacting the boating industry. Wasil has been a leader of global marine regulatory development and key member of marine industry technical projects […]

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