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4 • September 12 - 25, 2014 • The Log A new kind of float After David Mallis, Don

Mock and Robert Broadfoot began to talk about how they hated having to float in a lake with an upside down lifejacket, the three friends came up with the idea for BumFloat – an easy-to-wear float belt. In 2012, the three founders

and creators of the float tested out several new methods of floating around the lake before landing on the BumFloat. While the product does not expect to win any fashion awards, it looks to enhance any lake dwellers


Mexico sees massive fish die-off at lake

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say a mass die-off of fish at a lake in western Mexico was not due to natural causes. Over 33 metric tons of rotting dead fish have been removed from Lake Cajititlan in Jalisco state. The cause of the die-off has not been determined but the state environment department said it was not due to natural causes. Workers using shovels, a bull-

dozer, boats and wheel barrels removed the dead fish, which are being sent for testing. The small, finger-sized fish are

apparently a type of chub. It was the fourth time this

experience. BumFloat allows users to sit

upright in the water without having to hold on to a floatable device. Ideal for anyone who likes to bum around the water. The BumFloat can be used

in lakes, harbors, pools and “relaxed” oceans. The product is also easy to store onboard. BumFloat does not serve as life saving device but simply as a float to use at leisure. The product was introduced to the public through social media and boating expos, and

year there has been a die-off at the shallow lake, which sits between Guadalajara and Lake Chapala.

Some had speculated abrupt changes in temperature or oxy- gen levels may have been responsible for earlier incidents.

Onaway State Park boat launch to close Sept. 7- 27 for construction

The Department of Natural Resources has announced that the boat launch at Onaway State Park, in Presque Isle County, will be closed Sept. 7-27 in order for staff to complete renovations. The project will focus on reori- enting the single-lane launch to provide for better maneuverabili- ty and easier retrieval of boats. “The way the launch is orient-

ed now makes backing a trailer into the launch area difficult,” said Jeremy Spell, park supervisor at Onaway and Aloha state parks. “The existing launch also requires


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Exploring Venezia Bobbi Proctor, a sales representative with Editor & Publisher magazine, enjoyed a copy of The Log while on a trip to Italy with her husband. She posed with the publication in Venice during her summer trip to the city in northeastern Italy.

Afternoon Cuddles — On a lazy afternoon, First Mate Gracie, a Bedlington terrier, and Capt. Richard Kronick share an intimate moment aboard Freestile.

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boats to get too close to the rock jetty, which causes congestion on busy boating days.” Spell said that reorienting the ramp at Onaway State Park will kick the skid pier out away from the rock jetty, making it easier for those retrieving boats to tie up while they get their vehicles – and still maintain an open lane for someone launching a boat. “We understand this is an

inconvenience to many of the boaters in the area and we ask for your patience as we work to improve the launch for every- one’s use and enjoyment,” Spell added. The repairs at this site are

supported through the Michigan State Waterways Fund, a restrict- ed fund derived from boat regis- tration fees and a portion of the Michigan marine fuel tax for the construction, operation and maintenance of recreational boating facilities, harbors and inland waterways. While the construction work

Lake dwellers and boaters alike can appreciate the easy-to-wear BumFloat that allows floating in lakes and calm waters more relaxing.

is in progress, boaters are encour- aged to seek other launching opportunities in the area. Additional boat launch, har- bor and marina information is available in Michigan’s Recreational Boating Information System.

NY to upgrade boat launch on Adirondack lake

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York conservation officials say they plan to make $475,000 in upgrades to the boat launch on Upper Saranac Lake in the central Adirondacks. One of two public boat launches providing access to the lake, officials say the upgrades will be completed before Memorial Day weekend next year. They include constructing a

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