Posted by: Bob Payne | April 23, 2011

Could gas prices sink boating?

Summer in Northern Michigan is all about water. Both locals and visitors alike spend countless summertime hours obsessed with the rivers, lakes and streams here. They look at it, dip their toes in it, splash around in it and if they can afford to, float their boat on it. Area marina operators and other boat-related types are anxious about what effect high fuel prices will have on the coming summer’s tourism revenues. However, many remain optimistic that those with disposable income will crave the region’s beauty and feel obliged to spend their extra cash here.


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