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Monday, June 17, 2019

Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands is a boater’s dream! Located on Ohio’s north coast, between Toledo and Cleveland, the region is filled with marinas and transient dockage so that visitors via the lake have plenty of places to find adventure. This coastal region provides an eclectic mix of historically

tags: Destination, Lake Erie

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

It’s been over a decade since powerboat drivers have raced along the Toledo, Ohio, riverfront, but this summer, the racers will return to make a splash for Rock the River Toledo. A celebration of powerboat racing and community, the free event on Saturday, June 29, 2019, will gather fans in witnessing the action at the 2nd stop

tags: Racing, Event, Lake Erie

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

From the beautiful shores of Lake Erie to the waters of the great Ohio River, Ohio offers aquatic adventures for all ages to enjoy. Whether you are interested in a leisurely cruise, wakeboarding, a fishing charter, kayaking, or stand-up paddleboarding, Ohio is the perfect place to be on the water. With many opportunities come

by: Pat Brown, Boating Law Administrator at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources

tags: Law & Politics, Boating 101, Lake Erie

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Cleveland Race Week (CRW) is the largest sailing regatta on Lake Erie and has become one of the largest in the country. The annual event, now celebrating its 39th year, attracts over 300 boats from across the U.S., Canada and internationally. Nationally, Cleveland Race Week ranks as one of the largest sailing events based on number of

tags: Lake Erie, Racing, Sailing

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Excellent walleye fishing is expected at Lake Erie now through October, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Walleye catches are typically best during June, followed closely by July and August. The 2019 season is anticipated to produce walleye fishing results that could surpass last

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing, Lake Erie

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The Toledo Sail and Power Squadron urges boaters to take the time each season to schedule a Vessel Safety Check (VSC) to determine if the boat is in compliance with federal and state boating laws. Each VSC is free of charge, a public service provided by Toledo Sail & Power Squadron “America’s Boating Club” and

tags: Lake Erie, Safety

Thursday, May 23, 2019

With the amount of rainfall that Ohio has received this spring, the Lake Erie water levels continue to rise. Lake Erie water levels are currently at near record highs, will remain high and are anticipated to peak in the month of June. Lake levels will then begin to subside due to a normal seasonal decline. All of the Great Lakes are

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Lake Erie

Friday, May 17, 2019

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and the National Safe Boating Council are kicking off the annual Safe Boating Campaign the weekend before Memorial Day with National Safe Boating Week held May 18-24, with important safety reminders for boaters as the busy boating season gears up. “Don’t just have your life

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Education, Lake Erie, Safety

Thursday, May 16, 2019

The 31st annual Great Lakes Boating Festival kicks off the 2019 boating season at Grosse Pointe Yacht Club May 17-19. This public event is free for all who want to experience a boat show and festival in a beautiful marina atmosphere in Southeast Michigan. With boats from 16- to 80-ft in length in land and in the water, buyers are

tags: Boat Show, Lake Erie, Lake St Clair

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

The Toledo Yacht Club and the Storm Trysail Club will host the 96th running of the Mills Trophy Race on Friday, June 7, 2019. The race from Toledo Harbor Light to Put-in-Bay will be sailed on the Mills Trophy Course, the Governor’s Course, or the President’s Course depending on the entrant’s class. The first class is

tags: Event, Lake Erie, Racing, Sailing