Laws, Safety and Regulations

Information pertaining to the various laws and regulations of marine living

The Ongoing Asian Carp Drama

Over the last few years in every community around the Great Lakes there has been talk of an invader.  At first this talk was only a rumor, a subtle whispering of a possibility.  This invader, from the east, arrived from the south in the 1970’s and has steadily moved north, edging ever closer to the Great Lakes Basin.  This invader is tenacious in its movement, veracious in its appetite, and, once established in an area, “virtually impossible to eradicate”.  The name [...]

By |2018-12-17T18:23:26+00:00April 3rd, 2013|Environment, Laws, Safety and Regulations, News|Comments Off on The Ongoing Asian Carp Drama

Boating Season Hits a New Low

Running aground is no fun, just ask the captain of the Exxon Valdez.  Over the last few years there have been some significant changes to the environment of Michigan’s lakes that directly impact those of us who own one of the 800,000+ boats registered in the state of Michigan.  Michigan ranks third in the nation for boating population and recent developments in weather, both natural and political, have placed this crucial economic past time directly at the center of action. With [...]

By |2018-12-17T18:23:55+00:00March 7th, 2013|Boat Lifts, Docks, Environment, Installs & Removals, Laws, Safety and Regulations, Maintenance, News|Comments Off on Boating Season Hits a New Low

Sharing the Waterfront Environment: Bees, Spiders and Squirrels

When we buy something we are used to thinking of it as our possession; once money leaves our pocket, we own it.  Most of us share our homes and even our cars with our family and perhaps friends but for the most part, what we buy we own.  Yet, if we take the time to think about it, many of the things we own, especially those that are exposed to nature, are borrowed or used by others.  In a related article [...]

By |2018-12-17T18:24:24+00:00January 16th, 2013|Environment, Laws, Safety and Regulations, News|Comments Off on Sharing the Waterfront Environment: Bees, Spiders and Squirrels

Lakefront Bird Deterrent Options

If you spend any time at all on the water you will notice that there are several residents whose presence is less than ideal.  In a related article we have discussed the necessity or reality of sharing the waterfront with other creatures, namely spiders and bees.  In this article we will cover some others.  The seagull and the goose are but two of the many that populate the waterfront; however, they are two of the most annoying.  For the most part [...]

By |2018-12-17T18:24:35+00:00January 12th, 2013|Boat Lifts, Docks, Laws, Safety and Regulations, Maintenance, New Products, News|Comments Off on Lakefront Bird Deterrent Options