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Apply Now for Lighthouse Keeper Program

Apply Now for Lighthouse Keeper Program

06-Dec-2017

Boaters who have ever daydreamed about living a romantic life in a lighthouse now have the chance to live out their dreams. The Tawas Point Lighthouse Keeper Program is looking for temporary keepers between May and October 2018. The Tawas Point Lighthouse was built around 1876 and overlooks Ta...
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Brewery Crafts "Alegae Bloom" Beer

Brewery Crafts "Alegae Bloom" Beer

04-Dec-2017

Maumee Bay Brewing Co. is serving up some unusual-looking beer to get the word out about toxic algae in Lake Erie. The bright green beer, named “Alegae Bloom,” was recently available in limited quantities at the brewery. Maumee Bay Brewing is a Toledo, Ohio-based brewery that opened...
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Man Completes Solar-Powered Great Loop

Man Completes Solar-Powered Great Loop

30-Nov-2017

A Florida man claims to have recently completed the Great Loop trek running solely on solar panels, batteries and an all-electric propulsion system provided by Torqeedo. Capt. Jim Greer of New Port Richey, Florida, completed the 7,200-mile trip on his 48-foot trimaran RA, named for the ancient Egypt...
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Brunswick Public Foundation Awards $350,000 in Grants

Brunswick Public Foundation Awards $350,000 in Grants

30-Nov-2017

The Brunswick Public Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the boat manufacturer, has awarded seven different organizations grants, totalling $350,000. The foundation also contributed to select United Way organizations working in areas with Brunswick operations that have active employee fundraising campa...
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Moorings Adds New Destination and Boat For 2018

Moorings Adds New Destination and Boat For 2018

22-Nov-2017

The Moorings 2018 brochure offers up some exciting new options: A 50-foot sail catamaran; a Caribbean destination; and a cruising course in Greece. The new Moorings 5000, a Robertson & Caine Sail Catamaran, can be chartered during the Summer 2018 season in the British Virgin Islands and Win...
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App Showcases Lake Erie Coastal Trail

App Showcases Lake Erie Coastal Trail

21-Nov-2017

A new app showcasing the Lake Erie Coastal Trail is now available for free on smartphones. The Lake Erie Coastal Trail app points out landmarks along Lake Erie on a digital map and provides more information on each site. The Lake Erie Coastal Trail 293-mile long designated scenic byway that run...
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Bill Maintains Great Lakes Funding

Bill Maintains Great Lakes Funding

21-Nov-2017

After a few months of uncertainty, it appears that the Great Lakes will continue to get federal funding that the Trump Administration proposed cutting in its original budget proposal. The U.S. Senate’s Committee on Appropriations recently released its funding bill for the Department of the Int...
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Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Damage 63,000 Boats

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Damage 63,000 Boats

14-Nov-2017

Now that the dust has begun to settle, BoatU.S. has begun to survey damages to the industry following hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The advocacy, services and safety group for recreational boaters estimates that the two hurricanes combined have damaged or destroyed more than 63,000 recreational vessel...
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Donate to BoatU.S. on Giving Tuesday

Donate to BoatU.S. on Giving Tuesday

14-Nov-2017

BoatU.S. is asking boaters to consider donating to its programs on Giving Tuesday, November 28. Giving Tuesday follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and encourages the public to donate to their favorite charities and non-profits. The organization calls its campaign "Give Way" to Giving. &ldquo...
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MarineMax Adds to BVI Fleet

MarineMax Adds to BVI Fleet

14-Nov-2017

MarineMax is adding to its British Virgin Island (BVI) charter fleet with the MarineMax 362, a customized Aquila 36 power catamaran. Through MarineMax Vacations, boaters can charter a variety of boats around the BVI for a custom vacation experience. MarineMax representatives say the 362 is an id...
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