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Boston Whaler Unveils Three Models at Miami

Boston Whaler Unveils Three Models at Miami


Boston Whaler presented boaters with a triple whammy at this year’s 2018 Miami International Boat Show by unveiling three new models: The 190 Montauk, the 210 Montauk and the 380 Realm. The new Montauk models join two previous versions unveiled last summer (the 150 and 170) as a total red.... Read More

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The Northern Frontier

The Northern Frontier

Ontonagon, Michigan

My family and I cruised north along the wild Lake Superior shoreline of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (U.P.), where marinas are 30-some miles apart. We had just traveled 35 miles from Black River Harbor, and it was another 38 to the upper entry of the Keweenaw Waterway. My husband, Mark, said the wind was picking up and we should probably head into Ontonagon for the night. We had visited Ontonagon County by land a few years earlier for the annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival held every August. It was a terrific weekend of live, eclectic music with the backdrop of beautiful mountains; we were excited to return and explore the area. A day or two in Ontonagon to wait for the wind to calm down sounded delightful. The Keweenaw Peninsula and its rich resources — copper, fish and forests — have attracted people for 7,000 years. Ontonagon is the oldest permanent settlement on Lake Superior’s south shore. The village was founded in 1843 at the mouth of the Ontonagon River and served as a shipping port for the booming U.P. copper mining, fishing and lumber industries. The first people hammered and chiseled to get to the pure copper; later, sophistic.....

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