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Friday, September 1, 2017

Mark your calendar! The eighth annual Metro Boat Show at Lake St. Clair Metropark, coming September 14-17, is an in-water boat show with hundreds of boats from 10ft to more than 50-ft. in length on display and for sale at great end-of-season prices from quality boat brokers and dealers. The show is expanding this year with more boat

tags: Boat Show, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Freedom Boat Club, North America’s oldest and largest boat club with 16,000+ members in 23 states and Canada, is pleased to announce the recent addition of Jeanneau Outboard Powerboats to its approved and preferred roster of boat brands. Jeanneau joins a growing list of leading boat and engine brands featured in Freedom Boat

tags: Beyond the Lakes, Boat Club, Company Expansions, Lake Erie

Thursday, August 17, 2017

For over 30 years, Catawba Mini & Heated Boat Storage has provided quality facilities of various sizes to meet your storage demands for home, business, or auto. Benefits include 24-hour access, on site management, and secured, well-lighted grounds with 24/7 video surveillance. With over 122,000 square feet of indoor storage space,

tags: Lake Erie, Storage

Friday, August 11, 2017

Pier 53 Marine is excited to announce it has joined with Skeeter Boats as an authorized dealer. Pier 53 Marine is fully equipped to support the sales and service of all Skeeter boat products. Established in 2008, Pier 53 Marine has created a dealership facility that offers a high level of professionalism and customer service.

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Erie

Thursday, August 10, 2017

The boating industry is on a solid growth course, now experiencing its sixth consecutive year of increased sales in the Great Lakes region and nationally. Boat builders are investing in new model development faster than at any time in the industry’s history. One thing’s for sure – it’s going to make this

tags: Boat Show, Lake Erie

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Cedar Point’s rich history began as a simple bathing beach and bathhouse in 1870. Today, Cedar Point still is the summertime destination for families from all over the world with 70 rides, including 17 roller coasters, a mile-long beach, five hotel properties, beautiful marinas and now, the new Cedar Point Shores Waterpark,

tags: Destination, Kids & Pets, Lake Erie

Saturday, July 29, 2017

NOAA and its research partners predict that western Lake Erie will experience a significant harmful algal bloom this summer, potentially reaching levels last seen in 2013 and 2014, though smaller than the record bloom of 2015. This year’s bloom is expected to measure 7.5 on the severity index, but could range between 6.5 and

tags: Lake Erie

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Boaters seeking fun in the sun along the north coast of Ohio should cruise over to Cleveland’s Edgewater Beach. New this summer, you can explore the 12,000 square-foot, two-story Cleveland Metroparks Edgewater Beach House! Guests will take in stunning 360-degree views of Lake Erie and downtown Cleveland, as well as enjoy a

tags: Destination, Lake Erie

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Signs 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.

tags: Destination, Lake Erie

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Ohio 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

tags: Lake Erie, Shipwrecks