Thursday, July 13, 2017Signs of the new Buffalo are everywhere these days – from the craft breweries and new restaurants popping up around town to the surge in recent hotel openings. But, perhaps nowhere is Buffalo’s comeback more apparent than on its waterfront; the result of several years and hundreds of millions of dollars in new investment.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017LAKE MICHIGAN BEACHES Baily’s Harbor, WI When we visited this harbor by boat, we found a 5000-foot crescent-shaped, sandy beach located on the northern shore of this well-protected natural harbor. It is called the Bailey's Harbor Ridges Park Beach, and it is part of the Ridges Sanctuary Park. We loved it because, although it
Friday, June 23, 2017The lakeshore’s favorite music festival and in-water boat show returns to 31st Street Harbor June 24th-25th! Make your way by boat or along the lakefront path for a great weekend of fun, food and music from some of Chicago's hottest bands! Relax on the pool deck or kayak in the harbor while listening to the tunes. Dream a
Tuesday, June 20, 2017Ohio Sea Grant has released an updated version of its Lake Erie Shipwrecks & Maritime Tales brochure, a guide to shipwrecks along the Lake Erie coast for divers and snorkelers. The free guide is available from Ohio Sea Grant as well as from partner organizations and coastal Ohio visitor bureaus. The brochure features 27
Wednesday, June 14, 2017MADISON -- Those heading out to lakes and rivers are reminded to be on the lookout this summer for blue-green algae blooms on water bodies across the state. Some blue-green algae are capable of making toxins that can cause illnesses for people and animals who accidentally ingest or inhale water containing algae, or have prolonged skin
Monday, June 12, 2017Lake Michigan really does have some amazing marinas that boaters can choose from when deciding a home port or a weekend boating getaway, but one marina that really does stand above the rest is Reefpoint Marina in Racine, Wisconsin. This 921-slip marina on the western shores of Lake Michigan is conveniently located between Milwaukee
Friday, June 9, 2017For years, boaters and fishermen have trumpeted the benefits of polarized lenses to reduce reflected glare from the water surrounding them. Polarized lenses can make driving a boat safer by allowing the captain increased visibility to avoid collisions or help to navigate around objects in the water that would otherwise be hidden by
Tuesday, June 6, 2017COLUMBUS, OH - The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is offering boating and boating education opportunities to help celebrate the designation of June as 'Ohio Goes Boating Month' by the 132nd Ohio General Assembly. The House Bill 84 designation highlights Ohio’s thriving boating and tourism industry. In an effort to
Tuesday, June 6, 2017PUT-IN-BAY, OHIO -The Put-in-Bay Township Park District along with partners the National Park Service Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program and Ohio Sea Grant announces the release of a new publication: the Lake Erie Islands Water Trails guide. A ribbon cutting ceremony marking the grand opening of the trails will be held
Wednesday, May 31, 2017(Toledo, OH) – As an integral part of the mission of the National Museum of the Great Lakes, our crew is dedicated to shipwreck discovery, archaeology and preservation. With the formation of the Peachman Great Lakes Shipwreck Research Program in 2001, we solidified our commitment to our submerged cultural resources.