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Thursday, April 18, 2019

New management officially took hold of Maumee Bay of Oregon, OH, in February 2018, and since then, we have embarked on many improvements in both renovations and new construction. The improvements began with the complete remodeling of the dining room and public space areas. Currently, all 120 bathrooms and vanities in our guest rooms

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Erie

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Home to thousands of recreational boats, Milwaukee has never had affordable 24/7 on-water assistance available to boaters — until now. Capt. Gareth Stamm, owner of four TowBoatUS locations, including nearby Racine, has opened TowBoatUS Milwaukee just in time for the summer boating season. Boaters needing routine assistance with

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Michigan, Safety, Towing

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Family owned and operated since 1962, Huron Lagoons Marina of Huron, Ohio, offers slip rentals from 20' to 40', docks with dockside parking, plus grassed areas and shade trees in front of most docks. A great summer destination, visitors also have access to a swimming pool, playground, horseshoes, janga, basketball court, and laundry

tags: Lake Erie, Marina

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Erie Islands Sailing School and Riverfront Yacht Sales and Service will partner to bring American Sailing Association (ASA) sailing classes to the Cleveland area again in 2019. Tim McKenna, founder of Erie Islands Sailing School in 2012, says, “This partnership will provide Cleveland-area sailors with more options for all levels

tags: Company Expansions, Education, Lake Erie, Sailing

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

As the aqua blue waters from the upper Great Lakes plummets over the iconic Niagara Falls, it forms the last stretch of the Niagara River that continues to push its way into Lake Ontario. This is not the preferred method of travel for boaters seeking to sample this 10 mile stretch of water, dropping 170-plus feet into the bubbly

by: Bill Hilts, Jr.

tags: Destination, Lake Erie

Monday, April 15, 2019

Our Trent Port Marina (TPM) crew is slowly coming down from the rush brought on by exhibiting at the Toronto International Boat Show (TIBS) over a 10-day stint in late January. “It creates such an amazing feeling when we hear how many people are impressed with our facility and staff, and are excited about visiting Trent Port

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Ontario, Marina

Monday, April 15, 2019

The Buffalo-Niagara Region, often referred to as the Niagara Frontier or the Greater Niagara Region of Western New York, is in the midst of a waterfront resurgence of sorts. Buffalo, a four-seasons city known more for snowing than boating (unless you live here), is in an enviable position to have Lake Erie and the Niagara River on its

by: Bill Hilts, Jr.

tags: Destination, Lake Ontario

Thursday, April 11, 2019

River View Yacht Club has announced two fun events for the month of April that are open to the public --- A Polish Dinner fund raiser and the club’s 30th Annual Trip to Put-in-Bay aboard the Jet Express leaving from Toledo! The Polish Dinner Fund Raiser will be held on Sunday, April 14 from 2 – 6 p.m. at River View Yacht

tags: Charity, Event, Ferries, Lake Erie

Friday, March 29, 2019

Twenty-three Ohio communities will receive a total of $572,366.87 from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) to support local marine patrol units. Provided by the ODNR Division of Parks and Watercraft, these assistance funds represent a continuing effort to keep Ohio waterways safe and enhance recreational boating

tags: Awards, Lake Erie, Law & Politics, Safety

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) reminds Ohioans that small numbers of dead fish may be common in ponds and small lakes this spring. Winter die-offs of fish that result from long periods of heavy ice and snow cover on small waters are referred to as “winterkills.” Winterkills may occur in some Ohio waters

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