Posts Tagged ‘boats’

Cleveland’s iconic Holiday party boat is back in the water

The Holiday has been a fixture in Cleveland for decades. The 65-foot party boat has hosted weddings, escorted scuba divers to shipwrecks and ferried anglers to fishing hotspots across Lake Erie. And now she’s back in the water, after eight months of U.S. Coast Guard inspections, work on the dry dock and fresh paint. “It’s…

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Propellers rule on Lake Erie: Who boats on Lake Erie?

Sailboats make up 2 percent of the boats registered on Lake Erie. Or at least 2 percent of all registered boats say the propulsion type is sail. Perhaps some of them are registered as propeller, since they have an engine to putter out of the marina and back again? RocktheLake analyzed Ohio Department of Natural…

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How bad is the Norfolk Southern bridge this summer?

Seven times last weekend, the Goodtime III idled for more than 20 minutes, waiting for the Norfolk Southern railroad bridge to lift over the Cuyahoga River. That waiting added up to more than a third of guests’ total time on the cruise ship, said Captain Jordan Kit. But more concerning than inconveniencing passengers, Kit said,…

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Lake Erie marine forecast for April 13-15

Hoping for a spring weekend to get your boat back in the water? Or try out your your stand-up paddleboard? Temperatures will finally warm up to the 60s, but you still need to wear a wet suit, since water temperatures are in the upper 30s. Friday could be great for surfers, as gusty winds will…

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Meet the captain of Sunset Cleveland: Erie Interviews

Meet Matthew Golga, an insurance adjuster who this summer is launching Sunset Cleveland, private boat cruises on the Cuyahoga River and Lake Erie. Golga, 44, of North Olmsted was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia in September. In October, he bought a 26-foot, 1969 wooden Lyman Express Cruiser. “You talk about someday, and someday never comes.…

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Where can you rent a boat on Lake Erie?

Where can you rent a boat on Lake Erie? While jet skis and kayaks are plentiful, it’s harder than you’d think to find a powerboat to rent on Ohio’s North Coast. Here are a few spots you can rent a speed boat for an afternoon, or longer. Generally, you must be 18 or 21 years…

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