Healing Waters

Healing Waters

Wake For Warriors gives wounded military members a place to carve wakes in the sunshine and connect with other veterans. MarineMax is bringing them to Lake of the Ozarks. by Kate Robbins For millions of people, Lake of the Ozarks is a place for fun-in-the-sun and...

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SNAPSHOT: Lake Of The Ozarks In The ‘60s

SNAPSHOT: Lake Of The Ozarks In The ‘60s

by Al Griffin & Nathan Bechtold In the 1960s, the Lake of the Ozarks truly came into its own as the Midwest's playground. Amid the ups and downs of the tumultuous decade, Lake of the Ozarks proved to be the perfect place for a summer getaway. The magnet of a huge...

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Finding Fish Their Way

Finding Fish Their Way

Fishermen are always angling for an edge. Some love tech, some lean on tradition, and others say it’s all about big baits. by Brent Frazee When Andy Newcomb launches his bass boat at Lake of the Ozarks, it looks like a floating computer lab, filled with the latest...

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The Small Waters

The Small Waters

Beauty and brilliance upstream: boaters are exploring the Lake above the 40MM by Deanna Wolff It’s no secret that there’s absolutely nothing better than spending the day cruising, coving, and catching fish, and converging at waterfront restaurant/bars on the Lake of...

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Up From The Deep

Up From The Deep

Missouri State Highway Patrol rescue divers see a lot… especially when they can’t see a thing. by Public Info. Spec. III Cheryl D. Cobb (Q/PIED), republished with permission In 1960, four troopers were trained in scuba diving to serve part time with a Water Rescue...

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A Premier Pick-Up

A Premier Pick-Up

With the purchase of Premier 54, Rick Ball and Steve Brink keep growing their marine business portfolio at Lake of the Ozarks. Here’s their secret. by Nathan Bechtold Where would the number-one dealer of Chaparral Boats in the world be located? Of course, the answer...

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The North Shore

Homebuyers are finding this stretch of lakefront real estate appealing, for a host of reasons. Photo by Lake Shots Photography by Kate Robbins The real estate market has exploded at Lake of the Ozarks. In 2021, home sales were on-pace to show a 33% increase compared...

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The Lake’s Lost Towns

Beneath these waters, a history lies… by Janet Dabbs, with additional information by Michael Gillespie (posthumous) Bagnell Dam was—and is—an engineering marvel, one that would supply electricity to Missouri and, in creating Lake of the Ozarks, bring economic...

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Business In Their Blood

The family that founded Cobalt Boats just bought family-owned Summerset Boat Lifts at Lake of the Ozarks. Meet the St. Clairs. by Nathan Bechtold - all photos courtesy the Brooks & St. Clair families Ancient historians report when the Romans went to war, their...

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From Ankeny To The Ozarks

by Kate Robbins Carl Moyer has had a storied career, from leading a successful racing career to growing a thriving auto group. This summer, the long-time Iowa auto dealer made Lake of The Ozarks his second home.  Moyer always had a passion for cars. He got his start...

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The Lake’s Best Beer Tour

by Emily Debert The number of breweries in America is at an all-time high. In January of this year, beveragedynamics.com predicted the total number of American breweries to exceed 8,000 in the not-too-distant future. For Lake of the Ozarks residents and vacationers...

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The Lake’s First Seaplane Pilot

by Michael Gillespie The 1950s were interesting times at the Lake. Simple roadside attractions were the rule of the day, and that usually included a trip to the dam to sample the various amusements and souvenir shops, and maybe take an excursion boat ride. Those boat...

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Through Your Lens

The Lake's scenic sunsets and perfect photo ops are endless. SHORE readers shared some of their favorite shots from 2020. Got the perfect sunrise, sunset, or scenic Lake photo? Send it to publisher@shoreboatingmag.comWant your crew included in SHORE 2022? Send photos...

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The Lake Is My Happy Place

SHORE readers sent us photos of friends and family enjoying the Lake of the Ozarks–their happy place–in 2020!Want your crew included in SHORE 2022? Send photos to publisher@shoreboatingmag.com  

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Elevating Dock Electric Safety

Lake of the Ozarks has 30,000 docks, and local electricians are raising the bar to keep them safe. by Nathan Bechtold A group of electrical contractors at Lake of the Ozarks is banding together to improve dock electric safety. Decades ago, most docks had no need of...

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The Formula For Success

Two Missouri boys’ journeys from selling cars to dream boats by Tegan Shockley & Nathan Bechtold Anyone who’s had a business partner knows the huge upsides… and the potential pitfalls. But with Rick Ball and Steve Brink, it’s been a charmed partnership from the...

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Thunder All Around

Iconic Marine Group owner Fred Ross leveraged his trucking logistics experience into growing performance boating titan Big Thunder, at Lake of the Ozarks. by Eric Colby republished with permission from Soundings Trade Only When Fred Ross was a boy, he stuttered. The...

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