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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Alcohol and boating is a dangerous combination on the water, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Alcohol use while boating is the leading factor in boater deaths nationwide. Last weekend during Operation Dry Water, which is a nationwide crackdown initiative aimed at removing impaired boaters from public

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Lake Erie, Law & Politics, Safety

Monday, July 2, 2018

Held annually the third weekend of July, the SCS Aqua Fest takes place in the heart of one of Michigan’s top regional destinations: the Nautical Mile, a legendary mile‐long stretch of coastal businesses, restaurants, marinas, and shops located along Jefferson Avenue between 9 and 10 Mile Roads in St. Clair Shores. Held

tags: Events, Lake Erie, Lake St Clair

Sunday, July 1, 2018

On the northwestern shores of Lake Erie, just a short ride up the Maumee River, sits the center of downtown Toledo. From family fun to a romantic getaway, there’s something to do for everyone, and boaters have ideal access to the fun. For a romantic weekend, you can enjoy prime riverfront hotel accommodations at

tags: Destination, Lake Erie

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Visitors to South Bass Island this summer have the chance to explore Lake Erie science and history at the South Bass Island Lighthouse, Aquatic Visitors Center and Gibraltar Island. The South Bass Island Lighthouse, which was completed in 1897, is located at the southwest tip of the island and was in operation until 1962. The

tags: Education, Lake Erie

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

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: Lake Erie, Destination

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