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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab, The Ohio State University’s island campus on Lake Erie, are hosting the 2018 Stone Lab Guest Lecture Series from June 14 through August 2, 2018. The lecture series features speakers from Ohio universities, non-profit organizations, governmental agencies and private consulting firms, all covering

tags: Education, Environmental Impact, Events, Lake Erie

Friday, June 1, 2018

Recently, MarineMax Port Clinton launched its Service Express mobile app in the Ohio area to make scheduling boat service easier. “We are excited to provide a new and convenient way to schedule your service in advance!” stated Keith Teynor, MarineMax General Manager. “We all lead busy lives, and sometimes we forget

tags: Lake Erie, Software & Apps

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

TowBoatUS Detroit, the on-water towing and assistance service for recreational boaters has a new owner, but the face may be familiar. Local boaters may recognize Capt. Jeff Pidcock, owner of Damark Marine Specialties in Gibraltar for more than 20 years, as the new owner of the boater-assistance service that’s part of a network

tags: Boat Club, Employment News, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair, Towing

Friday, May 25, 2018

The native Senecas called it “Ga-we-not,” meaning the “Great Island.” The colonial French called it “La Grande Isle.” Grand Island — “the Heart of the Niagara” these days — is a 28-square-mile island in the middle of the Upper Niagara River, centrally located between Buffalo

by: Benjamin Bidell, Vice President, Grand Island Chamber of Commerce

tags: Destination, Lake Erie

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Bayview Yacht Club one of the most storied and historical sailing clubs in the nation, located in Detroit on the banks of the Detroit River, is pleased to announce it has hired Timothy Gardella as its general manager. Bradford C. Kimmel, 2018 Bayview Yacht Club Commodore, made the announcement. “After a rigorous search, in

tags: Employment News, Lake Erie

Thursday, May 10, 2018

When the Col. James M. Schoonmaker opens for the season on May 1, 2018, we are also launching our new smartphone tour app, available free for download by searching for “schoonmaker” in your app store. Now, you can experience a tour of the Schoonmaker with added content from the palm of your hand. The app will offer a

tags: History, Lake Erie, Software & Apps

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

RCR now has seven locations with additions of Sandusky and Cleveland RCR Yachts, a boat dealer since 1972, has made a splash in Ohio recently by adding two new sales locations – Sandusky and Cleveland. New hires Dave Regnet and Mark Corson enter the scene as brokers, just in time for the spring rush in the boating business.

tags: Brokerage, Company Expansions, Dealerships, Lake Erie, Used Boats

Monday, April 30, 2018

Hoty Marine Group has been in the marine industry since 1983, with the purchase of Venetian Marina and the manufacturing facilities of the Inland Seas Co., builders of the Steel Clipper, in Sandusky, Ohio. After major renovations, including over 400 floating, full-service docks ranging from 25’ to 50’, Venetian opened to a

tags: Lake Erie, Marina

Monday, April 23, 2018

A few years ago, the father of Ohio resident and marine business owner Bert Ammerman purchased a rigid-hull inflatable boat from Brig Boats. While not a well-known brand in the United States, Brig was Europe’s largest manufacturer of recreational RIBs and the world’s largest manufacturer of RIB’s longer than 10

tags: Company Expansions, Inflatable Boats, Lake Erie

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

The Toledo Yacht Club’s history dates back to the 1800’s. After a devastating fire in 1906, the old frame building was totally destroyed. In 1908, the new masonry structure was erected, which still stands today in all its history and glory. Few clubs can provide the sheltered, yet convenient, access to the Great Lakes that

tags: Lake Erie, Yacht Club