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Thursday, August 22, 2019

The Michigan Boating Industries Association is celebrating 10 years of producing the Metro Boat Show at Lake St. Clair Metropark this September 12-15. The show has grown each year and is the largest in-water boat show in the Midwest, spanning more than a mile long into both the North and South Marinas. The picturesque setting along

tags: Boat Show, Lake Erie, Lake St Clair

Friday, August 9, 2019

AMC Customs is proud to offer boaters IGL Ecocoat marine – a specially formulated coating that adheres strongly onto gelcoat, polyurethane, and acrylic paint. It is the company’s highest performance coating in terms of QUV Accelerated Weathering testing, which refers to the world’s most widely used accelerated method

tags: Hull, Lake Erie, Polishes & Waxes

Friday, August 9, 2019

On August 9, 2019, Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab join boating safety advocates around the world in hosting a Ready, Set, Wear It Life Jacket event in their local community. These events are part of the yearlong Safe Boating Campaign to promote boating safety and voluntary, consistent wear of life jackets. The local event,

tags: Awards, Event, Events, Lake Erie, Safety

Friday, August 9, 2019

Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director Mary Mertz designated the Lake Erie Islands Water Trail as Ohio’s 12th state water trail in a ceremony today. The trail consists of five separate sections totaling more than 50 miles around North Bass, Middle Bass and South Bass islands, Kelleys Island and along the mainland

tags: Canoes & Kayaks, Dept of Natural Resources, Destination, Lake Erie

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

More than 40 miles of Lake Erie shoreline constitutes Chautauqua County, New York’s northwestern border. Tucked in among the region's shale escarpment are three harbors home to three distinct communities: Westfield, Dunkirk, and Sunset Bay. Westfield and Barcelona Harbor Traveling west to east, Barcelona Harbor provides the

by: Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau

tags: Destination, Lake Erie

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Ohio Sea Grant Extension Educator Jill Bartolotta and Stone Lab Education and Outreach Specialist Sue Bixler have received $49,988.37 from the NOAA Marine Debris Program’s FY2018 Marine Debris Prevention grant competition to educate visitors to South Bass Island about the impacts and prevention of plastic trash. The project

tags: Education, Environmental Impact, Lake Erie

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Visitors to the 2019 Progressive Cedar Point Boat Show will see major changes as the long-standing event undergoes a major overhaul offering news features and more experiences. So says Michele Burke, the new president of the Lake Erie Marine Trades Association, who has boldly scrapped previous show plans in order to reinvent the

tags: Boat Show, Lake Erie

Friday, August 2, 2019

Oasis Marinas, a marina management company, announces that the firm has been awarded the lease for Spitzer Lakeside Marina in Lorain, Ohio. This will be the company’s 25th marina under management and first in the Great Lakes. The marina will be rebranded to Oasis Marinas at Port Lorain in 2020 when Oasis Marinas officially has

tags: Company Expansions, Great Lakes, Lake Erie

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The Ohio Wildlife Council received several new fishing proposals at its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday, July 10, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. If approved, proposed regulations will take effect Jan. 1, 2020. “Ohio offers many opportunities for people to get outside and

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing, Lake Erie, Law & Politics

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

NOAA and its research partners are forecasting that western Lake Erie will experience a significant harmful algal bloom (HAB) this summer. This year’s bloom is expected to measure 7.5 on the severity index, but could possibly range between 6 and 9. An index above 5 indicates blooms having greater impact. The severity index is

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Erie, Safety

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