Midwest Boats

Mark Your Calendars for the St. Charles Boat Show

You'll find Lake of the Ozarks boat lifts to keep your boat protected from the waters. Summerset Boat Lifts is your premier boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks. Take a look at all the latest in cruisers, runabouts, performance boats, pontoons, ski boats, personal watercraft, docks, lifts and boating accessories all in one place. Boat show season continues with the St. Charles Boat Show March 9-12. This annual event is put on by the Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association and is the premiere show for boating enthusiasts across the Midwest. Source: Summerset Boat Lifts

Inside The Statue Of Liberty’s Radical Feminist, Pro-Refugee Roots

It is significant that the statue is a woman, that the first glimpse some immigrants had of the United States was a woman modeled. She was only 38. . Another woman, Georgina Schuyler, an art patron and social reformer, led a campaign to have the poem by Lazarus (who had been her friend) inscribed on the Statue of Liberty. For many, then, the initial glimpse of New York was art—enormous art—the statue’s locked arm raising a torch like the lamp of a lighthouse. The first avenue that greeted immigrants was one of water: New York Harbor, where boats of refugees sailed past the statue every day. In 1903, Lazarus’ poem, naming the statue “Mother of Exiles” and ensuring the statue’s legacy as the greeter of the poor, the destitute, and the most needy was installed. Bartholdi had conceived of the statue as spreading freedom out, not welcoming in. But the statue became the standard banner of democracy for refugees, thanks to the immigration station—and in no small part, thanks to women. Conceived by Frenchman Edouard de Laboulaye as a gift to America to celebrate the Declaration of Independence’s centennial, the Statue of Liberty was designed by French sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi and French engineer Alexandre Gustave... Source: Firesaw

Monday Morning Coffee- February 6, 2017

I have been getting the Deneki newsletter every week in my email for several years, and it is one of the best sources of fly fishing info out there. I don't have any new fishing to report, due to the fact that I'm suffering from my fourth virus since November, and I've been feeling ill from antibiotics I'm taking because of a sliver I drove almost all the way through my hand, that forced me to... Kyle does a really good job with it. He walks a fine line between selling their fishing and lodges (two in Alaska, and one each in British Columbia and the Bahamas) and sharing information that is useful to anyone, and I've always felt he does an... It's easy to sign up, so go do it. I ran into Justin Pickett of Gink and Gasoline , who I have fished with a couple times, and Aaron Tyre of River Through Atlanta guide service who keeps threatening to go fish together, but we haven't made it... No hard sales, just lots of great information on fly fishing, and if it one day moves you to fish with them, then click on the link. It was cool to see the Stealthcraft Boats display, with the Hooligan XL raft on display, which I personally watched my buddy Brett Watson develop from the ground up. We spent a lot of days fishing the prototypes on some tight little Michigan... Source: Fontinalis Rising

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Coffeeshop T-Boat
The only floating coffeeshop in Amsterdam Near the Waterlooplein Qude Schans T.O NR. 134, 1011 LE Amsterdam, Netherlands www.t-boat.com/
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