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Western Lake Erie Declared Impaired

Western Lake Erie Declared Impaired

11-May-2018

In a March draft report, the Ohio EPA declared Lake Erie’s Western Basin (from the Michigan/Ohio state line to the Marblehead Lighthouse) impaired for recreation “due to harmful algae and drinking water due to occurrences of microcystin.” This first-time assessment of Lake Eri...
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FUSION Aims High With Apollo Series Audio System

FUSION Aims High With Apollo Series Audio System

04-May-2018

Building on its reputation for high-end marine audio systems FUSION Entertainment's new Apollo Series features a one-piece glass LCD touch-screen. Calling the Apollo Series, “the world’s first purpose-built marine entertainment system,” in a news release, FUSION says the A...
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Elusive Shipwreck Found in Lake Erie

Elusive Shipwreck Found in Lake Erie

04-May-2018

After decades of searching, shipwreck hunters have finally found the remains of the Margaret Olwill, a steamship that went down in Lake Erie in 1899. Shipwreck hunter Rob Ruetschle found the ship near Lorain, Ohio, about 30 miles west of Cleveland. The Olwill was loaded with limestone en route to Cl...
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Pirates To Set Sail in Superior This Summer

Pirates To Set Sail in Superior This Summer

03-May-2018

Ahoy, scallywags! The ship Good Fortune is readying the sails and assembling a crew of pirates to man the decks for another season. This year, Good Fortune will be sailing on Lake Superior out of Munising Harbor with family cruises and adult sunset cruises around Munising Bay and Grand Island....
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New Sportjet Tender Delivers Comfort and Performance

New Sportjet Tender Delivers Comfort and Performance

02-May-2018

The new Sportjet 435 from Williams Jet Tenders are being delivered to customers who got an early jump on ordering one this year. Making its debut at London and Dusseldorf boat Shows this year, the Sportjet 435 measures just over 14 feet and is designed to fit on yachts over 65 feet. Two engin...
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Sterndrive Inventor Passes

Sterndrive Inventor Passes

02-May-2018

Charles D. Strang, Jr. is credited with drawing up the first design for the sterndrive engine, which is today an industry staple. Strang, Jr. passed away on March 11, 2018 at the age of 96. Strang grew up in Brooklyn and graduated from the Polytechnic University of Brooklyn with a degree in mechanic...
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Barletta Pontoon Boats Come to Spring Brook Marina

Barletta Pontoon Boats Come to Spring Brook Marina

01-May-2018

Spring Brook Marina in Seneca, Illinois is bringing Barletta Pontoon boats to its sales floor just as the 2018 boating season kicks into high gear. Barletta Pontoon Boats are new to the market this year, having launched in January 2018. Located in Middlebury, Indiana, the Barletta team is m...
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States, Ontario Join Coalition to Fight Carp

States, Ontario Join Coalition to Fight Carp

27-Apr-2018

Last year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a draft plan to prevent Asian carp from entering Lake Michigan and the Great Lakes. So far, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and Ontario have joined the Great Lakes Basin Partnership to Block Asian Carp, in order to help cover the costs of the proposed p...
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Reintroducing Lake Sturgeon to Erie

Reintroducing Lake Sturgeon to Erie

26-Apr-2018

Officials at the Toledo Zoo in Ohio are hopeful that a new fish hatchery on the Maumee River will help reestablish the lake sturgeon population in Lake Erie. The Maumee River is one of Lake Erie’s largest tributaries and was the spawning location for an abundant population until the spec...
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Thousands Gather in Fight to Decommission Mackinac Pipeline

Thousands Gather in Fight to Decommission Mackinac Pipeline

26-Apr-2018

Thousands of concerned citizens gathered at the Traverse City Opera House and over 30 satellite locations on April 23 for “Retire Line 5” parties. The events coincided with the 65th anniversary of the Endbridge pipeline installation which runs under the straits of Mackinac. Partici...
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