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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

While the weather in Ohio will gradually warm up, it is important for residents to know that the water temperature in Ohio’s waterways are still extremely cold, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Parks and Watercraft. “Hypothermia sets in rapidly when people enter cold water because

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Lake Erie, Safety

Friday, May 3, 2019

As the refit season draws to a close and summer is nipping at our heels, it’s the last chance rush to get all the boat-fixes done before every weekend is spent blissfully on the water. One of the many refits gaining popularity among Great Lakes boaters is the installation of Seakeeper, a gyro stabilizer capable of eliminating up

tags: Company Expansions, Electronics, Lake Erie, Stabilization

Friday, April 26, 2019

Boating and environmental groups in Ohio and Michigan are cheering the New Jersey Public Utilities Commission’s decision to reject the proposed Nautilus wind farm off the Garden State, declaring that it “fails to demonstrate a net economic benefit to the state.” Organizations in Ohio and Michigan are engaged in a

by: Norm Schultz

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Erie, Law & Politics

Friday, April 19, 2019

Serenely nestled along the Ohio north shore and deeply tucked into the protected waters of Lake Erie’s Sandusky Bay, Sandusky Yacht Club celebrates their 125th anniversary this boating season. In 1894, a stalwart group forged together and formed SYC. The Club was open to all who understood the romantic call of deep water and a

tags: Lake Erie, Yacht Club

Friday, April 19, 2019

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife today announced that May 4-5 will be Ohio’s free fishing weekend, when Ohio residents may fish for free in any of Ohio’s public waters, including Lake Erie and the Ohio River. It is the only weekend all year when those 16 years old or older are not

tags: Events, Fishing, Kids & Pets, Lake Erie

Thursday, April 18, 2019

New management officially took hold of Maumee Bay of Oregon, OH, in February 2018, and since then, we have embarked on many improvements in both renovations and new construction. The improvements began with the complete remodeling of the dining room and public space areas. Currently, all 120 bathrooms and vanities in our guest rooms

by: Chad Egan, General Manager of Maumee Bay Lodge and Conference Center

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Erie

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Family owned and operated since 1962, Huron Lagoons Marina of Huron, Ohio, offers slip rentals from 20' to 40', docks with dockside parking, plus grassed areas and shade trees in front of most docks. A great summer destination, visitors also have access to a swimming pool, playground, horseshoes, janga, basketball court, and laundry

tags: Lake Erie, Marina

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Erie Islands Sailing School and Riverfront Yacht Sales and Service will partner to bring American Sailing Association (ASA) sailing classes to the Cleveland area again in 2019. Tim McKenna, founder of Erie Islands Sailing School in 2012, says, “This partnership will provide Cleveland-area sailors with more options for all levels

tags: Company Expansions, Education, Lake Erie, Sailing

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

As the aqua blue waters from the upper Great Lakes plummets over the iconic Niagara Falls, it forms the last stretch of the Niagara River that continues to push its way into Lake Ontario. This is not the preferred method of travel for boaters seeking to sample this 10 mile stretch of water, dropping 170-plus feet into the bubbly

by: Bill Hilts, Jr.

tags: Destination, Lake Erie

Thursday, April 11, 2019

River View Yacht Club has announced two fun events for the month of April that are open to the public --- A Polish Dinner fund raiser and the club’s 30th Annual Trip to Put-in-Bay aboard the Jet Express leaving from Toledo! The Polish Dinner Fund Raiser will be held on Sunday, April 14 from 2 – 6 p.m. at River View Yacht

tags: Charity, Events, Ferries, Lake Erie