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What's New
Coast Guard warns of falling Lake Erie water temps
WKYC Cleveland (9/27)
The recreational boating safety specialist for the Coast Guard Ninth District says warm air temperatures can create a false sense of security for boaters.

Invasive species, a concern in St. Lawrence County, target of new boating regulations
North County Now (9/13)
It is now illegal to launch watercraft without taking measures to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species such as zebra mussels and milfoil, according to New York officials.

Great Lakes Powerboat Race has $8 million impact
The Times (9/10)
This year's Great Lakes Grand Prix powerboat race in Michigan City, Ind. set records for attendance and economic impact.

New state law to create fine for not cleaning boats
Star-Gazette (9/3)
Boaters who don't wash their boats before entering New York waterways will soon face fines under a bill signed Tuesday by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The regulation is meant to combat invasive species that can cause harm to waterways are often transported between waterways by boats.

Boat show draws more than 2,000 to E. Toledo
The Toledo Blade (8/25)
The National Museum of the Great Lakes grounds buzzed over the weekend as more than 2,000 visitors attended the Toledo, Ohio Antique and Classic Boat Show.

Force 5 North American Championship setting sail on Lake Huron
The Times-Herald (8/20)
Until Saturday, the 2014 Force Five North American Championship will be taking place on lower Lake Huron.

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General Resources
BoatersDream
The ultimate resource for Great Lakes boating and Great Lakes fishing.

Cruising the Great Lakes.com
Photos and comprehensive information on popular Michigan-based pleasure cruise destinations, including Grand Traverse Bay, The Inland Route, and The Chain O' Lakes.

Great Lakes Coastal Forecasting System
NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
Provides maps depicting current and 6- or 24-hour forecasted conditions for several variables, including wind, wave height water surface and temperature.

Great Lakes Port O'Call
This PBS television series features ports of interest for recreational boaters around the Great Lakes area.

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Events
BOAT/U.S. Boat Show Calendar
Boat Owners Association of The United States
A list of centers hosting boat shows by state, plus contact information and show dates.

Great Lakes Boating event calendar
Great Lakes Boating Magazine
A list of upcoming boating shows, their locations and web sites.

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Laws
Boat Registration Information
Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission

Boat Trailer Towing Laws in the Great Lakes
Boat Owners Association of The United States

Boating and water recreation regulations
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Great Lakes Boating Federation
The Great Lakes Boating Federation was created to take advantage of the regional approach to lakefront development and waterway management, and to insure that recreational boaters are being heard when decisions affecting the future of the Great Lakes are being made.

Illinois Boating Regulations
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

Ohio Boating Laws
Ohio Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Registration and Titling Requirements Flowchart
Ohio Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Watercraft Registration Renewals
Michigan Secretary of State

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Marinas
Full Service Marinas
Sailboats, Inc.
Rate information and links to a few marinas on the Great Lakes.

Great Lakes Marinas
Boat Owners Association of The United States
A list of marinas offering discounts to BOAT/U.S. members in each of the Great Lakes states.

Harbor Map
Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
A clickable map with harbor locations and information.

MarinaNet
National Sea Grant Marina Network
The network aims at creating and reinforcing connections among Sea Grant programs, and between Sea Grant and the marina industry, regulatory agencies, and other marine-related organizations.

Michigan Boating - Marinas and Harbors
RING! Online
Information on all Michigan DNR State Marinas and Harbors.

New York State Boat Launching Sites
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Includes directions to each site, as well as parking and trailer capacity.

Port Clinton and Ottawa County Marinas
Alphabetical list of marinas and street addresses.

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Publications
Boating Publications Online
Great Lakes Boating Magazine
Lake Superior Shipwrecks Dive Guides
Sailing Magazine

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Safety
Boating Safety Information
U.S. Coast Guard Ninth District

Boating Safety Tip
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Marine Safety and Environmental Protection
U.S. Coast Guard

Office of Boating Safety
U.S. Coast Guard

Rescue, Safety and Environmental Response
Canadian Coast Guard

Water Safety & Recreation
University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute

Why your line and rode are so important!
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
An often overlooked and unappreciated team member on your boat can be the very reason you may survive a mishap at sea.

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Sailing
30,000 Islands Sailing Adventures
Operating on the Georgian Bay, the organization conducts live aboard courses at the basic, intermediate and advanced levels.

Classic Yachts of Door County
Sailing charters in Door County, Wisconsin featuring traditional classic sailing yachts.

Fair Wind Sailing School
Fair Wind Sailing School provides world class sailing instruction and ASA Certification in the Great Lakes (and Virgin Islands) from its sailing base on western Lake Erie.

Silver Waters of Lake Ontario
Their goal is to raise awareness of, and appreciation for, Lake Ontario through writing, sailing instruction, nature study, and other means.

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State and Provincial Resources

MICHIGAN
Port Huron, Michigan
City of Port Huron
Visit the Maritime Capital of the Great Lakes!

Soo Locks Visitors Center
Located with the Soo Locks on Portage Avenue, this park and information center offers visitors to the Sault a tremendous opportunity to experience the engineering marvel that is the Soo Locks.


OHIO
Ohio Division of Watercraft
Ohio Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Provides information on boating in Ohio, including registration, laws, boating opportunities, and its impact on the environment.


ONTARIO
Boating in Georgian Bay
The Georgian Bay Association
Information on chart changes due to low water levels, Coast Guard notices and related tips.

Boating in Ontario Parks
Ministry of Natural Resources
Choose a park, then see what the boating rules are for that specific area.

Ontario Marine Operators Association
Provides boating and marina information for areas of the Great Lakes bordered by the province of Ontario, including a listing of eco-rated marinas, boating facts and maps.

Trent-Severn Waterway Voyages
With over 30 years of vacation and recreation experience on the Trent-Severn Waterway we hope to convey the excitement and potential of this beautiful place to visitors from around the world.


PENNSYLVANIA
Boating Information
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
State boating information such as safety courses and access areas.


WISCONSIN
Boating in Wisconsin
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Information on regulations, registrations, boating safety education and news.

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Related Resources
GLIN: Hunting and Fishing in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Scuba Diving in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Shipwrecks in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Water Transportation in the Great Lakes Region
Great Lakes BeachCast (leave GLIN)

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