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Keeping waterways clean and open to boaters is an important goal of the recreational marine industry. Individually and as members of trade organizations, marine businesses push for the enactment of fair rules and regulations governing use of the nation's rivers, lakes, streams and ocean waters.

New York pumpout program given national award

The New York State Environmental Facilities Corp.’s Clean Vessel Assistance Program recently received the State Organization for Boating Access national award for excellence. The national non-profit organization for the promotion of recreational boating presented the 2011 award at its annual National Boating Access Conference Sept. 26-29 in La Crosse, Wis. “New York is very deserving…more

Illinois boat club votes to accept female members

The Springfield (Ill.) Motor Boat Club now allows women to be members. Members of the private Lake Springfield club last week approved bylaws changes granting women full membership rights, the State Journal-Register newspaper reported. The vote reversed a prohibition against female members that had been in place since the club was formed in 1933, although…more

Boat donation program debuts website

Cars 4 Causes added a new website, Boats 4 Causes, for its boat donation program. The Boats 4 Causes program accepts used-boat donations and allows donors to designate a charity of their choice to receive a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the boat. Operating as an informal division of Cars 4 Causes…more

Ohio Sea Grant hosts Midwest legislators

Ohio Sea Grant will host Legislative Days on Lake Erie today and Friday to give elected officials an opportunity to learn about issues affecting the Great Lakes and Ohio State University’s research to solve them. Officials will take a trip on one of Ohio Sea Grant’s research vessels to pull a fish trawl and discover…more

New product offered for disabled anglers

Epco Products Inc., a maker of stainless-steel bow and stern eyes, joined with Extreme Technologies to make and market its Fish’n Rail. The Fish’n Rail is a security and support railing system for boats that allows disabled and physically impaired anglers to enjoy fishing. Epco will make the Fish’n Rail at the company’s Fort Wayne,…more

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Northeast cruising site offers trip planner

A new website was recently launched that will help the boating community plan trips and cruises between New York and Nantucket, Mass. The site — www.soundsailings.com — will promote marinas, restaurants and other local businesses. The site includes information on port towns, such as where to stay, which restaurants to go to, children’s activities, beaches,…more

Dredging set to start in North Carolina

Mariners could encounter delays as Army Corps of Engineers dredging operations are scheduled to begin at the North Carolina State Port Docks, the Radio Island Barge Docks and the Aviation Fuel Docks in Morehead City from about July 10 through Oct. 31. The dredging operations are being conducted to restore the harbor to a projected…more

Agencies join to improve urban waterways

A new federal partnership aims to stimulate regional and local economies, create local jobs, improve the quality of life and protect Americans’ health by revitalizing urban waterways in underserved communities across the country. The Urban Waters Federal Partnership, a federal union composed of 11 agencies, will focus its initial efforts on seven pilot locations: the…more

South Carolina county considers yacht tax break

Officials in Charleston County, S.C., are looking into lowering the 10.5 percent tax rate for yachts to 6 percent. Boats registered out of state are taxable if they are in the county for 180 days. It’s a difficult law to enforce, however, because on the 179th day a vessel can put to sea for a…more

Event sets new life-jacket-wearing mark

Boaters set another world record for inflatable life-jacket wear during the second annual “Ready, Set, Inflate!” event held on May 21, organizers said. More than 99 events were held around the world and 1,685 people took part in setting a new world record for the number of participants who inflated their inflatable life jacket or…more

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