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White Lake Association Adds Area’s First Sea Tow Life Jacket Loaner Station

White Lake Association Adds Area’s First Sea Tow Life Jacket Loaner Station

11-Jul-2018

Thanks to a partnership with the Sea Tow Foundation, the White Lake Association (WLA) has opened up a new Life Jacket Loaner Station, which will be available to Montague, Michigan boaters in mid-June. The station, which will be located at the Montague municipal boat launch and fish cleaning sta...
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Canadian Government Announces 10% Tax on U.S.-Built Boats

Canadian Government Announces 10% Tax on U.S.-Built Boats

05-Jul-2018

After President Trump announced tariffs on aluminum and steel from Canada, the Canadian government announced taxes of their own, which include U.S.-built boats. There was a backlash as some marine companies advocated for boats to be removed from being taxed in fears of hurting the boating indust...
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BoatU.S. Wants to Hear From You About Fuel

BoatU.S. Wants to Hear From You About Fuel

04-Jul-2018

A 13-question survey released by BoatU.S. asks boaters about ethanol fuels, how these fuels are impacting summer boating and what boater's opinions and comments are on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The RFS was passed in 2005 when it was predicted that gasoline usage would reach all-time...
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Great Lakes Seaway Partnership Launches 2018 Photo Contest

Great Lakes Seaway Partnership Launches 2018 Photo Contest

27-Jun-2018

The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership has launched its annual photo contest. Send in your favorite photos of tugs, barges and other vessels traversing the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System for a chance to win. The contest is open now and will end when the St. Lawrence Seaway closes for the 20...
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Boating Safety Resources Available Through BoatBeat

Boating Safety Resources Available Through BoatBeat

25-Jun-2018

New boating safety resources are now available on BoatBeat.org, a collaborative online hub with comprehensive information about recreational boating safety. Infographics, case studies, tips and other resources can be found on the BoatBeat website, which is managed by the National Safe Boating Counci...
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TowBoatU.S. Adds Illinois Locations

TowBoatU.S. Adds Illinois Locations

25-Jun-2018

TowBoatU.S. — which offers towing services for BoatU.S. members — has two new locations in Illinois. These new locations in Racine and Waukegan replace TowBoatU.S. Kenosha, and are the newest additions to the network of 41 TowBoatU.S. locations on the Great Lakes. TowBoatU.S. Racine ...
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Volvo to Launch a Self-Docking Solution in 2020

Volvo to Launch a Self-Docking Solution in 2020

21-Jun-2018

Autonomous and self-docking systems could be making their way to your local marina in the near future. The Volvo Group in Gothenburg, Sweden has unveiled a self-docking system in a live demonstration featuring a 68-foot yacht. “Docking is one of the most challenging boat handling maneu...
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A New Biofuel Approved by the EPA

A New Biofuel Approved by the EPA

21-Jun-2018

Biobutanol, a renewable form of fuel produced in a fermentation process much like beer and wine, has been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency for use in boats. The eco-friendly alternative to the dangerous E15, which can damage boat engines yet is sold at most retail gas stations...
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Miller Boat Line Adds Ferry

Miller Boat Line Adds Ferry

15-Jun-2018

Miller Boat Line in Put-in-Bay, Ohio will add a 140-foot-long ferry to its fleet in 2019. This craft will be capable of carrying 28 automobiles and 250 passengers each trip. For more information, visit millerferry.com. (http://www.millerferry.com) ...
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BoatU.S. Releases 10 Most Popular Boat Names

BoatU.S. Releases 10 Most Popular Boat Names

07-Jun-2018

Editors at BoatU.S. Magazine revealed the top ten most popular boat names of 2018, compiled through the company’s online boat graphics and lettering service. They are: 1. Grace 2. Freedom 3. Seas the Day 4. Therapy 5. Second Wind 6. Serenity 7. Perseverance 8. Rum Runner ...
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