Tuesday, January 16, 2018There are some key questions to ask yourself about your boat's propeller(s). Is (are) the propeller(s) on my boat sized correctly? Are the vibrations I feel normal to every boating experience? Is my boat using more gas than it should? Is (are) the engine(s) producing the correct RPMs? If you are uncertain about the correct answers to
Thursday, January 11, 2018Calling Kelleys Island “Ohio's best kept secret” might sound cliché, but it’s certainly not far from the truth. Many have never heard of Kelleys Island, despite it being America’s largest Lake Erie island. That’s especially surprising given its location, between Cedar Point and Put-in-Bay, in the
Wednesday, January 10, 2018The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) recently finished the 2017 dredging season, having removed 1,053,042 cubic yards of dredge material from state park lakes and other state properties. Last year, a total of 1,011,458 cubic yards of sediment were removed statewide. “Dredging is critical at our state park lakes to
Wednesday, January 10, 2018With the Great Lakes boating season just a few months away, bring the family and get a jumpstart on the preparations at the 2018 Progressive Insurance Mid-America Boat Show at the I-X Center in Cleveland. Boats of all shapes and sizes, from all the major manufacturers will be on display! Bigger and better each year, this five-day,
Monday, January 8, 2018Tucked in Ohio’s most northeast corner is a place where the land is so bountiful that locals can tell you where “the ducks walk on the fish.” Ashtabula County has long been known as an affordable lakeside destination with its 26 miles of Lake Erie shoreline. In the early 20th century, it was a favorite annual
Friday, December 22, 2017The Detroit Boat Show will cruise into Cobo Center February 17-25, celebrating the 60th “Diamond” anniversary of the event. The show, like the boating industry is growing again this year, covering 420,000 square feet with everything boating. After another successful boating season in Michigan, exhibitors vie for the few
Tuesday, December 19, 2017Miller Boat Line of Put-in- Bay, Ohio has awarded Elliott Bay Design Group of Seattle, WA with a design contract for a new passenger/vehicle ferry to supplement their current operation servicing the Lake Erie Islands. The ferry will be roughly 140'; in length with a carrying capacity of 26 standard vehicles and up to 600 passengers.
Friday, December 15, 2017A small wind farm “demonstration project” in the planning stages, to be located on Lake Erie, 8 to 10 miles northwest of Cleveland, Ohio, may be a sign of what the future holds for thousands of acres of Lake Erie waters. With more than 18,000 dues-paying members in Ohio, Boat Owners Association of The United States
Tuesday, December 12, 2017Applications are open now for 2018 classes for high school students, college students, teachers and the public at Stone Laboratory, The Ohio State University’s island campus on Lake Erie. Students can earn two college credits in one week or four credits in five weeks in summer science classes on subjects such as aquatic
Friday, November 24, 2017Freedom Boat Club is the oldest and largest boat club in the United States with greater than 17,000 members, over 1600 boats and 148+ locations across the United States and Canada. The Lake Erie franchise of Freedom Boat Club has three locations in Rocky River, Huron and Catawba Island (and a 4th location to be announced in January).