Celebrate the Holidays at the Michigan Maritime Museum

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE MICHIGAN MARITIME MUSEUM It’s the season for holiday cheer! The Michigan Maritime Museum in South Haven, Michigan, is welcoming visitors to its new Maritime Heritage Center for three special events this December. Saturday, December 3 from 12 to 3pm, stop by for a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus in the […]

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National Sailing Hall of Fame announces 2022 inductees

The National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) announced the induction of thirteen sailors during its 12th ceremony, held Nov. 5, 2022 in Newport, R.I. The Class of 2022 includes: Ed Adams – Racing legend and coach, Adams excelled in college, World Championship and offshore competitions. As a coach his teams have won numerous Olympic and World […]

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Museum to Host Exclusive Fitzgerald Experience

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE GREAT LAKES In honor of the 47th anniversary of the loss of the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald, the National Museum of the Great Lakes is hosting a special weekend-long event November 12 and 13, 2022. A guided tour of the Col. James M. Schoonmaker museum ship — which […]

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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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World Record Catches Likely to Stand Forever

World records come and world records go. That may sound a bit cavalier describing something as priceless and prestigious as an all-tackle world record, particularly for major game fish. But the fact is that such records are often surprisingly fleeting, broken by a larger fish caught years, months or even weeks later. In fact, there […]

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Clayton Anderson Special Guest at Bass Fishing Hall of Fame 2022 Induction Ceremony

Kevin VanDam, Clayton Anderson NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 20, 2022) — Clayton Anderson was a special guest at the Bass Fishing industry’s most prestigious event, the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame (BFHOF) 2022 Induction Banquet held in Springfield, MO, last week. The ballroom was filled with a who’s-who of celebrity anglers, sponsors, retailers and living legends […]

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New Boat: CLX96

The first in what will become a full line of crossover yachts, the CLX96 from CL Yachts ushers in a new era for a storied builder. CLX96 The first in what will become a full line of crossover yachts, the CLX96 from CL Yachts ushers in a new era for a storied builder. The last […]

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Waypoint: Portsmouth, New Hampshire

It’s got the sophistication of Boston, the food and vibe of Portland, the charm of Kennebunkport and the history of Plymouth all rolled into one. Photos by Dori Arrington Portsmouth, New Hampshire It’s got the sophistication of Boston, the food and vibe of Portland, the charm of Kennebunkport and the history of Plymouth all rolled […]

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Registration Now Open for Fall Session of the Captain School at ABM

PHOTO COURTESY OF ABM Ready to pursue your Merchant Mariner Credential? The Captain School at the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, New York, announced its fall session of courses needed to secure a captain’s license, including Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels, Masters Upgrade and Towing Endorsement courses. Upon completion of coursework and testing, students will […]

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Crossing the Potomac River

Passage on the Potomac Crossing the Potomac River from the Chesapeake Bay into Washington, D.C., is a rewarding voyage.  It almost seems like the start of a bad joke: What do presidents and prehistoric sharks have in common? The answer is the Potomac River. With striking scenery, presidential landmarks, and yes, the opportunity to find prehistoric shark […]

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Paradise Found

Photo Courtesy of Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum Whitefish Point, on Lake Superior’s “Shipwreck Coast,” is long on tales of mariners lost, natural wonders and spectacular skies, and short on hustle and bustle. By Kath Usitalo On a sunny summer afternoon, the parking lot at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum is filled with vehicles sporting license […]

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Silent 60 Solar-Electric Motoryacht Review

Running on sun and even wind, the transoceanic capable Silent 60 is a technological and ecological tour de force—and one of the most forward thinking yachts ever built. A Silent Future? Running on sun and even wind, the transoceanic capable Silent 60 is a technological and ecological tour de force—and one of the most forward […]

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ABM Inducts 2022 Hall of Fame

Jim Ellis Lorraine Ellis (Tony) Lewis Carl Mammel William Morgan Allan Newell PHOTOS COURTESY OF ABM During the 2022 Antique & Classic Boat Society Annual International Meeting & Show, the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, New York, announced the latest inductees into its Hall of Fame, launched in 2019 to honor individuals who have made […]

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Visit Lake Champlain

Making a Connection Lake Champlain offers some of the best boating from New York to Vermont. Magic and mystery are daily elements of cruising Lake Champlain. Maybe it’s looking east spotting the Green Mountains of Vermont rimming the horizon and looking west to the Adirondack Mountains of New York standing at attention. Or could it […]

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A Little Town with a Big Personality

Photo Courtesy of Wayne County Tourism A fun town with a big boating presence, Sodus Point is a boater’s paradise situated on a beautiful bay on the southern shores of Lake Ontario. Though the town may be small, it is vibrant. As Yoda would say: “Size matters not.” By Margaret Steiss Sodus Point, New York, […]

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9 Lives No More

  Dan’s recent story about his dog jumping overboard reminds Technical Editor Mike Smith of the time he had to fish a feral cat from New York Harbor. Dan’s recent story about his dog jumping overboard reminds Technical Editor Mike Smith of the time he had to fish a feral cat from New York Harbor. […]

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Antique Boat Museum Receives Grant

The Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, New York, received a Partnership Grant for Capacity Building from the Museum Association of New York and the New York State Council on the Arts, which awarded $497,114 to 102 grantees. “These types of grant funds are incredibly helpful to museums of our size. We often are unable to […]

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First Annual Rock The Boat Concert Supports Michigan Maritime Museum

PHOTO COURTESY OF MICHIGAN MARITIME MUSEUM Get your groove ready for the first annual Rock The Boat family-friendly concert hosted by the Michigan Maritime Museum on August 26 from 6:30-9:30pm. High-energy ‘80s cover band The 1985 will be performing the hottest hits from the ‘80s in costume, and guests are encouraged to dress the part […]

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The Antique Boat Museum to Host 58th Annual Antique Boat Show and Auction

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ANTIQUE BOAT MUSEUM The longest continuously running antique boat show is returning to Clayton, New York, Friday, August 5 through Sunday, August 7. The Antique Boat Museum will host the 58th Annual Antique Boat Show and Auction on its 4.5-acre campus on the St. Lawrence River that offers over 300 antique […]

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