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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Calling Kelleys Island “Ohio's best kept secret” might sound cliché, but it’s certainly not far from the truth. Many have never heard of Kelleys Island, despite it being America’s largest Lake Erie island. That’s especially surprising given its location, between Cedar Point and Put-in-Bay, in the

tags: Destination, Lake Erie

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Voted as the network WDIV’s “Best of Best” in 2016 and 2017, Belle Maer Harbor marina is a 60 acre full service marina located on Lake St. Clair, Michigan. Since 1983, Eric Foster has served as General Manager and Jim Krause, who joined Belle Maer in 1984, has served as Harbormaster. Belle Maer Harbor marina was one

tags: Marina, Awards, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

There are some key questions to ask yourself about your boat's propeller(s). Is (are) the propeller(s) on my boat sized correctly? Are the vibrations I feel normal to every boating experience? Is my boat using more gas than it should? Is (are) the engine(s) producing the correct RPMs? If you are uncertain about the correct answers to

by: Ray Treudler, Owner of NorthCoast Prop Tech

tags: Lake Erie, Propellers

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Calling Kelleys Island “Ohio's best kept secret” might sound cliché, but it’s certainly not far from the truth. Many have never heard of Kelleys Island, despite it being America’s largest Lake Erie island. That’s especially surprising given its location, between Cedar Point and Put-in-Bay, in the

tags: Destination, Lake Erie

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) recently finished the 2017 dredging season, having removed 1,053,042 cubic yards of dredge material from state park lakes and other state properties. Last year, a total of 1,011,458 cubic yards of sediment were removed statewide. “Dredging is critical at our state park lakes to

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Lake Erie

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

With the Great Lakes boating season just a few months away, bring the family and get a jumpstart on the preparations at the 2018 Progressive Insurance Mid-America Boat Show at the I-X Center in Cleveland. Boats of all shapes and sizes, from all the major manufacturers will be on display! Bigger and better each year, this five-day,

tags: Boat Show, Lake Erie

Monday, January 8, 2018

Tucked in Ohio’s most northeast corner is a place where the land is so bountiful that locals can tell you where “the ducks walk on the fish.” Ashtabula County has long been known as an affordable lakeside destination with its 26 miles of Lake Erie shoreline. In the early 20th century, it was a favorite annual

tags: Destination, Lake Erie

Friday, December 22, 2017

The Detroit Boat Show will cruise into Cobo Center February 17-25, celebrating the 60th “Diamond” anniversary of the event. The show, like the boating industry is growing again this year, covering 420,000 square feet with everything boating. After another successful boating season in Michigan, exhibitors vie for the few

tags: Boat Show, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Miller Boat Line of Put-in- Bay, Ohio has awarded Elliott Bay Design Group of Seattle, WA with a design contract for a new passenger/vehicle ferry to supplement their current operation servicing the Lake Erie Islands. The ferry will be roughly 140'; in length with a carrying capacity of 26 standard vehicles and up to 600 passengers.

tags: Company Expansions, Ferries, Lake Erie

Friday, December 15, 2017

A small wind farm “demonstration project” in the planning stages, to be located on Lake Erie, 8 to 10 miles northwest of Cleveland, Ohio, may be a sign of what the future holds for thousands of acres of Lake Erie waters. With more than 18,000 dues-paying members in Ohio, Boat Owners Association of The United States

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Erie