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Monday, August 3, 2020

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has approved more than $400,000 in funding through the Coastal Management Assistance Grant (CMAG) program for five projects in Mentor, Euclid, Jefferson, Rocky River and Rossford that will improve coastal planning, public access, and water quality. “ODNR is proud to partner with

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

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Southern Marinas Holdings, LLC, a partnership between a New York-based private investment firm and Southern Marinas, announced today the purchase of Bay Point Resort and Marina in Marblehead, Ohio on July 8, 2020. This acquisition brings the growing Southern Marina’s portfolio total to eleven properties. Bay Point Resort and

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Erie, Marina

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Great Lakes boaters, set your course for 42.4974° N, 82.8964°W, and head for St. Clair Shores, Michigan. Nestled along the banks of the beautiful Lake St. Clair, St. Clair Shores is often called the “Gateway to the Great Lakes” and the “Boating Capital of Michigan.” The boating business here is

tags: Destination, Lake Erie, Travel

Monday, July 27, 2020

The National Museum of the Great Lakes is pleased to announce, in collaboration with the Toledo Zoo, a small temporary exhibition entitled “What’s in a Name”. This exhibit, housed in the Reflections Gallery of the Aquarium at the zoo, is part of a larger collection of Great Lakes ships nameboards and tell the stories

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, History, Lake Erie

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Vermilion Yacht Sales, LLC is proud to announce that they have become the Great Lakes dealer for Nimbus Boats, manufactured in Sweden. With a fifty year history of building boats, Nimbus offers beautiful Scandinavian designs and quality craftsmanship, providing the Great Lakes boating community with a fresh and new boating experience.

tags: Company Expansions, Dealerships, Lake Erie

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Oswego, N.Y. H. Lee White Maritime Museum of Oswego and New York Sea Grant have announced a Virtual Exhibit Experience freely accessible at tory.php and showcasing New York State's lighthouses, shipwrecks, naval military battles, and 100 years of freshwater boating. Teachers may contact the museum for

tags: Shipwrecks, Education, History, Lake Erie, Lake Ontario

Saturday, July 11, 2020

The Michigan Boating Industries Association has announced they plan to move forward with the Progressive Metro Boat Show, set to sail September 17-20, 2020 at the Lake St. Clair Metropark in Harrison Township. “The MBIA Board and staff believe boaters are social people and are eager to get out, especially to an event

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

Friday, July 10, 2020

NOAA and its research partners are forecasting that western Lake Erie will experience a moderate harmful algal bloom this summer. This year’s bloom is expected to measure 4.5 on the severity index – among the smaller blooms since 2011 – but could possibly range between 4 and 5.5, compared to 7.3 last year. An index

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Erie, Safety

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

The National Museum of the Great Lakes re-opened its doors to members and visitors on June 10 after receiving Governor DeWine’s announcement the week prior stating museums and other entertainment facilities could re-open with certain health and safety restrictions in place. “We have been preparing for our re-opening for

tags: COVID-19, History, Lake Erie, Travel

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Oasis Marinas has taken over operations at North Coast Harbor Marina, formerly known as Rock n’ Dock. “The Great Lakes offer boaters endless destinations, Cleveland being a staple,” said Oasis founder Dan Cowens. “We look forward to working with the City of Cleveland and North Coast Harbor to bring exceptional

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Erie, Marina

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