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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Years ago, local business leaders asked Toledo-area residents to come up with a catch-phrase that captured their feelings about living in Toledo. The winning phrase from 7,000 entries was “You Will Do Better in Toledo.” More than 100 years later, that slogan still resonates today. In fact, the nearly 300,000 Toledo-area

tags: Destination, Lake Erie

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

NOAA and its research partners predict that western Lake Erie will experience a harmful algal bloom (HAB) of cyanobacteria this summer that is smaller than in 2017 but larger than the mild bloom in 2016. Scientists expect this year’s bloom to measure 6 on the severity index, but could range between 5 and 7.5. The severity index

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Erie

Friday, July 13, 2018

On the northwestern shores of Lake Erie, just a short ride up the Maumee River, sits the center of downtown Toledo. From family fun to a romantic getaway, there’s something to do for everyone, and boaters have ideal access to the fun. For a romantic weekend, you can enjoy prime riverfront hotel accommodations at

tags: Destination, Lake Erie

Friday, July 13, 2018

Toledo’s best kept “hidden gem” isn’t quite so hidden anymore. The National Museum of the Great Lakes opened in 2014 and has been making waves in the Toledo community ever since. With nearly 100,000 visitors having toured the museum and the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship, educating the public about the

tags: History, Lake Erie

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Pete Beauregard, Jr., President and Owner of Colony Marine in Michigan is pleased to announce the appointment of David Giles to the position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We are extremely excited to have Dave onboard our Colony Marine team,” announced Beauregard. “With his accomplished career in the

tags: Employment News, Lake Erie

Friday, July 6, 2018

The Inter-Lake Yachting Association extends an invitation to join us for our 125th Regatta this August at Put-in-Bay, OH. The events begin August 1st and 2nd with deepwater sail racing from Cleveland, Detroit, Sandusky, and Toledo. Races finish at the island sometime on Thursday, August 2 — depending upon wind. That afternoon,

tags: Lake Erie, Racing, Sailing

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The 2018 Sunset Bay Walleye ShootOut is slated for Friday, July 20 (Big Fish Friday) and Saturday, July 21 for the Main event. The tournament is officially the highest paying walleye tournament in the country, with cash and prizes exceeding $150,000.00 for a one-day, walleye shootout. Angler’s are coming from all over the

tags: Events, Fishing, Lake Erie

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Alcohol and boating is a dangerous combination on the water, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Alcohol use while boating is the leading factor in boater deaths nationwide. Last weekend during Operation Dry Water, which is a nationwide crackdown initiative aimed at removing impaired boaters from public

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Lake Erie, Law & Politics, Safety

Monday, July 2, 2018

Held annually the third weekend of July, the SCS Aqua Fest takes place in the heart of one of Michigan’s top regional destinations: the Nautical Mile, a legendary mile‐long stretch of coastal businesses, restaurants, marinas, and shops located along Jefferson Avenue between 9 and 10 Mile Roads in St. Clair Shores. Held

tags: Events, Lake Erie, Lake St Clair

Sunday, July 1, 2018

On the northwestern shores of Lake Erie, just a short ride up the Maumee River, sits the center of downtown Toledo. From family fun to a romantic getaway, there’s something to do for everyone, and boaters have ideal access to the fun. For a romantic weekend, you can enjoy prime riverfront hotel accommodations at

tags: Destination, Lake Erie

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