Tag Archives: Boating

Dave Irish: A Life Spent Playing With Boats

By Howard Meyerson In the resort community of Harbor Springs, MI, the name Dave Irish brings nods of affirmation. Accolades often follow about the 79-year-old entrepreneur who sailed into port as a six-year-old boy with his family; who grew up … Continue reading

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Plenty of Places to Launch a Boat in Grand Rapids

By Howard Meyerson Summer days and boating go hand-in-hand. When temperatures climb and days get longer the urge to hit the water often grows strong. But where can you launch that runabout, sailboat, kayak or rowboat? Fortunately, Grand Rapids area … Continue reading

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2016 Outdoor Show Season Gets Underway

By Howard Meyerson The start of a New Year is always fun in Michigan. The weather may be unpredictable, but the winter outdoor show season goes on regardless. With 14 shows scheduled around the state between now and mid-March, outdoor … Continue reading

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2015 Outdoor expo season anticipates bigger crowds, more displays

Michigan’s outdoor show season is expected to draw crowds. Continue reading

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Wooden Boat Shows Aplenty in Michigan this Summer

By Howard Meyerson Michigan’s wood boat building history comes to life every summer in Great Lakes shoreline communities.  It’s a time when quaint harbor towns celebrate the state’s boating heritage with wooden boat shows that showcase the gleaming varnish finishes … Continue reading

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Ice-out time: Anglers need to check boats and motors

By Howard Meyerson Ice-out fishing is an exciting time for anglers. When the ice disappears, fish go on the feed. But if you plan to fish from a boat with an outboard or sterndrive, a few pre-launch steps are in … Continue reading

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New plans for Harbor Island National Wildlife Refuge

By Howard Meyerson DeTour, MI – Boaters, paddlers, hikers and wildlife enthusiasts may find Harbor Island National Wildlife Refuge more inviting in future years. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service staffers are finalizing the conservation plan for the 695 acre island … Continue reading

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