Chicago in-water show returns in June

The Progressive Chicago In-Water Boat Show will be held June 11-14 at the 31st Street Harbor.

The Progressive Chicago In-Water Boat Show will be held June 11-14 at the 31st Street Harbor.

Organizers said a 78-foot Horizon yacht worth more than $4 million will be on display, along with more than100 other boats, directly in the water.

Highlights of the event, which is in its fourth year, will include:

  • Lessons at Discover Boating’s hands-on skills training. Visitors can learn how to dock, sail away and much more with experienced captains and an array of class options.
  • Free boating seminars and hands-on activities at the new Progressive Boat School.
  • Learning to fix a boat motor and more at DIY seminars at Fred's Shed Interactive Learning Center.
  • Trying out the latest in paddle sports at the Try-It-Cove.


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Registration Still Open for NMMA Webinar

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Rollick Secures $8.5 million in Funding

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Time to Cry Foul Over Erie Canal Changes

An act has been introduced in the waning days of New York’s annual budget process that allows no opportunity for public input.

Service to Send $1 Billion to State Wildlife Agencies

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will distribute funds to states to bolster conservation projects and recreational opportunities.

Quick Hits: March 1, 2021

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Brunswick Creates Autonomy Position

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