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Kids can get a free fishing pole at the Cleveland Boat Show Kids Day

By Laura Johnston | January 20, 2019

Get your kids into boating — and fishing at the Progressive Cleveland Boat Show. Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, is also Kids Day at the show, where kids can get a free fishing pole, plus get their faces painted, get balloon animals and see some of their favorite pirate and princess characters. The Cleveland…

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Wake boats are big toy — and big business — in boat industry

By Laura Johnston | January 20, 2019

Want to surf Lake Erie? You can — when winter winds bring big waves. Or you can buy a wake boat, to create the perfect 5-foot wave to surf on. Wake boats are transforming the world of water sports. Read all about them on cleveland.com/rock-the-lake.

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See Twiggy the waterskiing squirrel

By Laura Johnston | January 19, 2019

Yep, Twiggy is a real, live, waterskiing squirrel, beloved at the Progressive Cleveland Boat Show. Got questions about Twiggy, like how does she train? We’ve got answers on cleveland.com/rock-the-lake.

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All about outboard engines at the Cleveland Boat Show

By Laura Johnston | January 18, 2019

Gleaming yachts, 40 feet long, tricked out with endless seating, fancy kitchens, and rows of outboard engines. Outboards are everywhere at the 2019 Progressive Cleveland Boat Show, from fishing boats to nearly million-dollar power yachts. See the full story at cleveland.com/rock-the-lake. Plus, see seven of the most luxurious, largest, most impressive (and most expensive boats)…

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The end of Lake Erie open water fishing season: Fish report Jan. 18-21

By Laura Johnston | January 17, 2019

Lake Erie’s open water fishing season is ending for the year. The Rocky River and other streams currently offer good fishing conditions, but expect them to ice up quickly with the impending cold, says Cleveland Metroparks aquatic biologist Mike Durkalec. Durkalec writes in his weekly fishing report that slush is worst following heavier snowfall as well…

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Lake Erie ice is coming! Marine forecast Jan. 18-21

By Laura Johnston | January 17, 2019

Winter has finally arrived in Cleveland. Rapid ice growth is expected on Lake Erie starting Sunday, thanks to frigid temperatures. The whole weekend is looking cold, windy and snowy — unless, like me, you’re spending every day in the cheerful summer escape of the Progressive Cleveland Boat Show. Here’s what to expect, according to the…

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Explore the ports, shores of the inland seas with Great Lakes Cruising Club

By Laura Johnston | January 15, 2019

The Great Lakes Cruising Club was formed by a handful of yachtsmen in Chicago in 1934. Now it includes about 2,500 families – both sailors and powerboaters – who want to know the lay of port towns in both Canada and the United States.  See all the details at www.cleveland.com/rock-the-lake.  

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How to get tickets for Tall Ships Cleveland

By Laura Johnston | January 15, 2019

Tall Ships are coming to Cleveland July 11-14.  You know you want to buy tickets — for a tour or a day sail, to see the 10 ships docked near FirstEnergy Stadium. So how do you get them?  Check it out on cleveland.com/rock-the-lake.

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Kelleys Island makes Sunday fun day at Progressive Cleveland Boat Show

By Laura Johnston | January 15, 2019

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Kelleys Island is coming to the Progressive Cleveland Boat Show.   While Put-in-Bay has always been celebrated at the annual mid-winter rendezvous, Kelleys Island Sunday Funday is a first. As is a Main Street area lined with Kelleys favorite shops.   Sunday will feature favorite Kelleys performers, such as The Distractions and…

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Nalu Standup Paddle & Surf expands to include Erie race series, fitness classes

By Laura Johnston | January 10, 2019

Nalu Standup Paddle & Surf is expanding! The Rocky River shop is spinning off Nalu Fitness & Adventure, which will plan an Erie race series, host fitness classes and lead travel expeditions.  See the full story at cleveland.com/rock-the-lake.

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Kids can get a free fishing pole at the Cleveland Boat Show Kids Day

By Laura Johnston | January 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Kids can get a free fishing pole at the Cleveland Boat Show Kids Day

Get your kids into boating — and fishing at the Progressive Cleveland Boat Show. Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, is also Kids Day at the show, where kids can get a free fishing pole, plus get their faces painted, get balloon animals and see some of their favorite pirate and princess characters. The Cleveland…

Read More

Wake boats are big toy — and big business — in boat industry

By Laura Johnston | January 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Wake boats are big toy — and big business — in boat industry

Want to surf Lake Erie? You can — when winter winds bring big waves. Or you can buy a wake boat, to create the perfect 5-foot wave to surf on. Wake boats are transforming the world of water sports. Read all about them on cleveland.com/rock-the-lake.

Read More

See Twiggy the waterskiing squirrel

By Laura Johnston | January 19, 2019 | Comments Off on See Twiggy the waterskiing squirrel

Yep, Twiggy is a real, live, waterskiing squirrel, beloved at the Progressive Cleveland Boat Show. Got questions about Twiggy, like how does she train? We’ve got answers on cleveland.com/rock-the-lake.

Read More

All about outboard engines at the Cleveland Boat Show

By Laura Johnston | January 18, 2019 | Comments Off on All about outboard engines at the Cleveland Boat Show

Gleaming yachts, 40 feet long, tricked out with endless seating, fancy kitchens, and rows of outboard engines. Outboards are everywhere at the 2019 Progressive Cleveland Boat Show, from fishing boats to nearly million-dollar power yachts. See the full story at cleveland.com/rock-the-lake. Plus, see seven of the most luxurious, largest, most impressive (and most expensive boats)…

Read More

The end of Lake Erie open water fishing season: Fish report Jan. 18-21

By Laura Johnston | January 17, 2019 | Comments Off on The end of Lake Erie open water fishing season: Fish report Jan. 18-21

Lake Erie’s open water fishing season is ending for the year. The Rocky River and other streams currently offer good fishing conditions, but expect them to ice up quickly with the impending cold, says Cleveland Metroparks aquatic biologist Mike Durkalec. Durkalec writes in his weekly fishing report that slush is worst following heavier snowfall as well…

Read More

Lake Erie ice is coming! Marine forecast Jan. 18-21

By Laura Johnston | January 17, 2019 | Comments Off on Lake Erie ice is coming! Marine forecast Jan. 18-21

Winter has finally arrived in Cleveland. Rapid ice growth is expected on Lake Erie starting Sunday, thanks to frigid temperatures. The whole weekend is looking cold, windy and snowy — unless, like me, you’re spending every day in the cheerful summer escape of the Progressive Cleveland Boat Show. Here’s what to expect, according to the…

Read More

Explore the ports, shores of the inland seas with Great Lakes Cruising Club

By Laura Johnston | January 15, 2019 | Comments Off on Explore the ports, shores of the inland seas with Great Lakes Cruising Club

The Great Lakes Cruising Club was formed by a handful of yachtsmen in Chicago in 1934. Now it includes about 2,500 families – both sailors and powerboaters – who want to know the lay of port towns in both Canada and the United States.  See all the details at www.cleveland.com/rock-the-lake.  

Read More

How to get tickets for Tall Ships Cleveland

By Laura Johnston | January 15, 2019 | Comments Off on How to get tickets for Tall Ships Cleveland

Tall Ships are coming to Cleveland July 11-14.  You know you want to buy tickets — for a tour or a day sail, to see the 10 ships docked near FirstEnergy Stadium. So how do you get them?  Check it out on cleveland.com/rock-the-lake.

Read More

Kelleys Island makes Sunday fun day at Progressive Cleveland Boat Show

By Laura Johnston | January 15, 2019 | Comments Off on Kelleys Island makes Sunday fun day at Progressive Cleveland Boat Show

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Kelleys Island is coming to the Progressive Cleveland Boat Show.   While Put-in-Bay has always been celebrated at the annual mid-winter rendezvous, Kelleys Island Sunday Funday is a first. As is a Main Street area lined with Kelleys favorite shops.   Sunday will feature favorite Kelleys performers, such as The Distractions and…

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Wintry weekend: Lake Erie marine forecast Jan. 11-13

By Laura Johnston | January 10, 2019 | Comments Off on Wintry weekend: Lake Erie marine forecast Jan. 11-13

What a difference a week makes! This weekend is looking very wintry, with temperatures forecasted not to break freezing.  The lake, however, is still far from ice fishing season. See the full National Weather Service marine forecast, from Avon Point to Willowick. Friday: North-northwest wind 5 to 9 knots becoming variable and less than 5 knots…

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