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Monday, July 8, 2019

Icebreaker is proposed to be the first offshore wind turbine facility in the freshwater Great Lakes and opposition has rapidly increased as people learn the truth about this plan. It will consist of six 480’ high wind turbines, located eight miles northwest of Cleveland, or just about five miles from the Lakewood and Rocky River

by: John Lipaj, Lake Erie Foundation Board Member

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Erie, Law & Politics

Monday, July 8, 2019

There will be no net benefit to the people of Ohio from the Icebreaker project. There will be no massive outlay of jobs in a “supply chain." There will be no reduction of GHSs, and may indeed be more, and the people of Ohio will be asked to bear the societal and personal costs of higher energy rates. Offshore wind is known to

by: Great Lakes Wind Truth

tags: Environmental Impact, Events, Lake Erie, Law & Politics

Friday, July 5, 2019

The Antique Boat Museum, North America’s premier freshwater boating museum based in Clayton, New York, will host its longest, continuously running Antique Boat Show for the 55th year Friday, August 2 through Sunday, August 4. The Annual Antique Boat Show & Auction features boats and motors of all makes, models, and age

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Boat Show, Lake Ontario

Friday, July 5, 2019

Each year, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) tallies the most popular boat names. The tradition dates back a quarter century, with the list derived from adding up requests for boat name designs from BoatUS Boat Graphics. Each reveals something about the personality of the vessel’s owner. The 2019 BoatUS Top

tags: Decorative

Thursday, July 4, 2019

For a lifestyle that I have pretty much devoted the past 40 years to, I still can’t explain just what a cruiser really is... A friend of mine just flew in to say hi after cruising Mexico for the past six months. He’s been considered a cruiser around here for as long as I can remember, but this had been the first time

by: Bob Bitchin

tags: Lifestyle, Sailing

Thursday, July 4, 2019

There’s nothing quite like summertime fishing on the Great Lakes! Now that the warm weather has finally arrived, boaters are getting out on the water to test out new equipment and techniques, as well as put favorite tactics to use. Anglers across all five lakes are itching to take advantage of the hot spring and summer days that

by: Chad Lapa

tags: Fishing, Great Lakes

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Lessons in boating safety are too often learned the hard way. With a healthy fear of the power of the lake comes attention to boating safety. In the tone of tough love, a skipper I know quips to new passengers this curt, morbid “safety speech”: “If you fall overboard, you will die.” Everyone chuckles, but the

by: Melissa Walsh

tags: Boating 101, Safety

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Simrad Yachting – a leader in the design and manufacture of world-class marine navigation, autopilot, radar, communications and fishfinding systems – recently announced the new Simrad® RS40-B, the first VHF marine radio with AIS transmit and receive capability. Featuring a sleek design with wireless handset capability,

tags: Company Expansions, Electronics, Navigation, Safety, Smart Technology

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Ohio Sea Grant, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and the North Coast Bass Anglers Association (NCBAA) join partners at hundreds of water access sites throughout the Great Lakes region for an AIS Landing Blitz from June 28 to July 7 to inform boaters and others of the risks of introducing and spreading aquatic invasive

tags: Education, Environmental Impact, Event, Lake Erie

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

The Bitter End Yacht Club is excited to announce that after more than 20 months of demolition and cleanup from Hurricane Irma related damage, including the removal of over 100 structures and remediation of more than 64 acres, the process of rebuilding Bitter End is now underway. Launched in 1969 as a remote island outpost that catered

tags: Caribbean Islands, Destination, Marina, Yacht Club