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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

Friday, July 20, 2018

The results are in. The Team Challenge winners for the Lake Ontario 300 are: In the Main Duck course, sponsored by Sperry First Place - Bronte Harbour Yacht Club with a team composed of: ‘Ruffian’ - Peter Wells ‘It's a Conspiracy’- Adrian Hanley ‘Suspect’- Bryan Sims Second Place - ABYC Team

tags: Awards, Lake Ontario, Racing, Sailing

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

Monday, July 16, 2018

The 80th running of South Shore Yacht Club’s Queen’s Cup Race from Milwaukee across Lake Michigan was off to a wet and bouncy start. Sailors at the starting line faced winds out of the northeast at over 15 knots with waves running three to five feet. These conditions forced many skippers to make some tough decisions

tags: Sailing, Events, Lake Michigan, Racing

Monday, July 16, 2018

DETROIT, MICH. – The “slowest race in decades” implies and defines the light winds plaguing the Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race, which began on Saturday, July 14, albeit with four postponements that pushed back many of the 16 afternoon start times, some by almost two hours. As of 5:30 this afternoon, only

tags: Lake Huron, Racing, Sailing

Friday, July 13, 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

Friday, July 13, 2018

Toledo’s best kept “hidden gem” isn’t quite so hidden anymore. The National Museum of the Great Lakes opened in 2014 and has been making waves in the Toledo community ever since. With nearly 100,000 visitors having toured the museum and the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship, educating the public about the

tags: History, Lake Erie

Friday, July 13, 2018

Lake Ontario Offshore Racing on behalf of the Port Credit Yacht Club, are excited to announce the return of Esprit De Corps IV to the 2018 LO300 Challenge. The Esprit De Corps IV, a Volvo Ocean Racer 60, took Line Honours in the 2017 LO300 Main Duck Course and Gilles Barbot, founder and CEO of Groupe Esprit de Corps Inc, shares that

tags: Canada, Lake Ontario, Racing, Sailing

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Pete Beauregard, Jr., President and Owner of Colony Marine in Michigan is pleased to announce the appointment of David Giles to the position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We are extremely excited to have Dave onboard our Colony Marine team,” announced Beauregard. “With his accomplished career in the

tags: Employment News, Lake Erie