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Friday, August 10, 2018

An act of rebellion gave rise to the birth of the Sandusky Sailing Club (SSC) during the depths of the Great Depression in 1932. The marina where a small group of racing sailors kept their boats decided to raise their rates, so SSC was formed with 44 charter members. From those humble beginnings, SSC has grown into one of the best

tags: Education, Lake Erie, Sailing

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Welcome to Spirit of America, established in 1995 as a not-for-profit public service organization primarily serving our nation’s youth. Offering a unique, safe, comprehensive water-based educational program, we instill confidence and foster the spirit of teamwork in tens of thousands of our nation’s youth, and include

tags: Education, Kids & Pets, Lake Erie, Sailing

Monday, August 6, 2018

Since our inception in 1986, Catawba Mini & Heated Boat Storage has been the premier storage option on Lake Erie, providing quality facilities of various sizes to meet your storage demands for home, business, and auto. In 2016, we celebrated our 30th birthday and, now, as we continue to grow, we have a new reason to celebrate! We

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Erie, Storage

Saturday, August 4, 2018

The 2018 US Junior Sailing Championships begin next week. The 93 registered competitors will arrive at North Cape Yacht Club in LaSalle, MI on Monday, will participate in a clinic and practice race on Tuesday, and the competition begins on Wednesday morning at 10:30AM on Lake Erie, just offshore from the yacht club. US Sailing

tags: Women in Boating, Kids & Pets, Lake Erie, Racing, Sailing

Friday, July 27, 2018

Chris-Craft is pleased to announce its appointment of South Shore Marine to its global dealer network, located in Huron, Ohio. South Shore Marine is a full service marine dealership dedicated to providing premium products and services to boaters in the Great Lakes region. Operating since 1989, South Shore Marine has represented

tags: Company Expansions, Dealerships, Lake Erie

Thursday, July 26, 2018

North River Boats is one of the largest and fastest-growing heavy gauge aluminum boat manufacturers in the United States. The company was born over 40 years ago to take on the untamed rivers of the northwest and has since evolved by building models that can handle rapids, rivers, lakes, and oceans. With numerous commercial and

tags: Lake Erie, New Boat Models

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

It is not often you get open a business near your hometown, on the lake you grew up on, in an industry that is your passion. Wes Blazer is making that passion become a reality at Weatherly Boat Works in Port Clinton. Building boats in the Great Lakes has gone back centuries, what once was a necessity is now more a recreational

tags: Lake Erie, New Boat Models

Monday, July 23, 2018

With all the recent news around swimming advisories and beach closings – it is easy to become concerned about our local water bodies where we go to swim, fish, or enjoy the view. Ohio Sea Grant, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and many other state and local agencies work to provide up-to-date information on our local

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Erie, Safety

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