Thursday, August 25, 2011

Boat Shows and Hurricanes

Avoid the hurricane and go to a boat show this weekend...

Stay dry at a boat show outside the hurricane zone. Photo © Nautical Sites Media

Each week we let you know about all the nautical events happening so that if you can't get out on the water, you can still be around boats. And with Hurricane Irene barreling up the eastern seaboard, all too many of us will not be able to enjoy our own boats. However, if you're willing to take a little trip, you might find a boat show to attend to take your mind off the storm. This weekend's events are every from Ontario to Indiana, Australia to Kentucky...

This Weekend's Boat Shows

Indiana, not Michigan

That's where you'll find the Michigan City In-Water Boat Show, today through Sunday.

Throw some shrimp on the barbie
If you are down under this weekend, travel to Queensland, where you'll find the Brisbane Boat Show going on through Sunday.

Right at home
We're sure you'll feel right at home in one of the many vessels on display at the National Houseboat Expo in Jamestown, Kentucky, Friday through Sunday.

Charge it
Perhaps 'credit' will come easy for new boat loans at the Port Credit In-Water Boat Show. Or maybe that's just the name of the harbour... See for yourself at the Port Credit In-Water Boat Show in Ontario, Canada, all this weekend.

Wally World
Bring your umbrella to Lake Wallenpaupack in Hawley, Penn, on Saturday for the Boat, Watercraft and ATV Show at the Wally Lake Fest.

Event Details, Directions, and More
As always, there are more details about these and other boating events this weekend - including links to the official websites - on our calendar of boat shows. If we missed an event in this article or on our calendar, please send us an email - - or post it on the Daily Boater Facebook page.

Hurricane preparation resources
Of course, if you still have to prep your boat for the pending hurricane, check out the Hurricane Resources for Boaters at


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