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Thank you from Scuttlebutt Magazine

It’s that time of the year again. Time to start thinking about winterizing and storage options. Hopefully you all made many unforgettable memories over the summer! There’s nothing like being out on the water with friends and family soaking...

In memoriam: Dick Anderson

The Boating and River Communities lost a great friend on August 19th. 2017 with the passing of Dick Anderson. Dick loved the river valley, and was a lifelong boater. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and cherished his...

Not just restoration — it’s boat art

By Bruce Claflin, Scuttlebutt Magazine Boaters love a good boat show, especially a show that features antique and wooden boats. There’s a feeling of nostalgia there, a nod to a romantic era gone by. I remember the days on the...

Area boaters hit the links for a cause

By Bruce Claflin, Scuttlebutt Magazine A few short weeks ago approximately 70 area boaters left the Rivers and Lakes in exchange for the golf course to raise money for a cause. The cause, Folds of Honor. The event, The St. Croix...

Jim Clemens takes the helm at Windmill Marina

By Bruce Claflin, Scuttlebutt Magazine Just as we say goodbye with thanks to Joe Riley as the Manager at Windmill Marina in Afton, MN., it is with equal vigor that we welcome Jim Clemens to the same post there. Clemens,...

Minnetonka Power Squadron and USPS District 22 receive top honors

At the United States Power Squadrons (USPS) Annual Meeting held recently in Orlando, Florida, Minnetonka Power Squadron, of Minnetonka, Minnesota took “Top Squadron” honors while Florida’s US Power Squadron District 22 was named “Top District.” The awards are sponsored...

Windmill Marina: General manager sets sail after 42 years

By Bruce Claflin bruce@scuttlebutt.com If you have boated on the beautiful St. Croix River, you have probably stopped at Windmill Marina in Afton, Minn. The 170-slip, full-service marina is not just a nice place to launch your boat, or stop to refuel and refresh; it is...

A Life in boat sales

By Chad Richardson It didn’t take long for Grant Westby to figure out his calling in life. It was sales. What he’d sell, though, took some time to nail down. He worked in sales at a men’s clothing store. He sold Kirby vacuums door-todoor. Finally, late...

From Wisconsin to the world

Not unlike many stories, the Cruisers Yachts story starts from humble beginnings, struggles through change and adversity, and ultimately emerges as a model for success. The story starts simply enough near the northern Wisconsin town of Peshtigo. It’s early 1904,...

Lake of Tears

Lac de Pleurs (Lake of Tears) is the name that was given to Lake Pepin by Father Louis Hennepin who camped near it’s shore in 1680. His circumstance at the time is well known in the annals of history....

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From Lake Minnetonka to the record books

By Bruce Claflin | bruce@scuttlebutt.com AMERICAN SPIRIT When one thinks about the American spirit, one inevitably thinks about freedom. Most boaters would say they never feel...

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