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AMTA Promoting Recreational Boating in Atlantic Canada

Above photo: Saint John River, N.B. Photo submitted by Pat Nelder Recreational boating is a big thing in Atlantic Canada. With countless miles of coastline, with just about every configuration; sandy beaches, shingle islands, mountainous coasts and rocky shores on the Atlantic, the Fundy, the Northumberland Strait and the Gulf of St. Lawrence coasts; with some of greatest tides in the world and some of the warmest ocean waters north of the Carolinas it’s not surprising many Atlantic ...

Boaters in Newfoundland and Labrador Launch Association

Above photo: St. John's, N.L. Photo by Jay Parsons With my fingers wrapped around the steaming mug, I stood in the cockpit slowly inhaling the smell of fresh ground coffee and cool salt air. It was another beautiful morning, bright sunlight and not a breath of wind. Looking across the harbor, it was like we were afloat on a mirror — the reflection of the puffy, marshmallow clouds as easy to see on the water’s surface as they were in the cobalt blue sky. Casting an eye ...

Fair Winds for Recreational Boating in Atlantic Canada

Above photo: Bras d'Or Lake, N.S. Photo by Pat Nelder From the ever-growing number of youth getting involved in sailing, to catering to travelling yachts, to offering boating excursions and experiential tours and hosting world-class races and events, the recreational boating scene is a busy one in Atlantic Canada. “We have three marinas here in Charlottetown at capacity,” said Andrew Rankin, commodore at the Charlottetown Yacht Club. “Everybody is saying they are full. I know ...

Vessel Tariff Could Prove Costly for Industry

Canada’s $10-billion recreational boating industry is caught in the middle of a trade war with its powerful neighbour to the south. As trade talks between Canada and the United States continued on a downward spiral this past spring, U.S. President Donald Trump lived up to an earlier threat and slapped a 25 per cent tariff on steel and a 10 per cent tariff on aluminum from Canada. While it is more than reasonable for Canada to retaliate to these tariffs, what is questionable and seemin...