Can’t get enough of the breathtaking summer sunsets over Lake Erie? An orange ball, sinking into the wake. A pink glow on the beach. The silhouette of a couple, hand in hand. Lighthouses and boats and trees. All have starred in the 100 inventive, impressive photos submitted to RocktheLake’s first Summer Solstice Sunset photo contest.…

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 The Norfolk Southern bridge, for years the steel curtain between Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River, has becoming friendlier to Cleveland boaters. In 12 hours on Memorial Day, the Norfolk Southern bridge across the Cuyahoga River lifted 14 times, one time for more than an hour, as you can see on our Music Box…

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The U.S. Coast Guard this summer is urging boaters to create a float plan and use the the Coast Guard Boating Safety social media app to stay safe. “No one plans to get lost out on the water,” says a news release from the Coast Guard. “No one plans to have their boat break down…

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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 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? 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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The outline looks like it’s smiling at you from the back of a T-shirt. Just like the classic wooden boat that inspired it. “Everyone smiles and waves when they see a Lyman,” said Michelle Burke, CEO of Lyman Life. Built in Cleveland and then Sandusky, Lymans are loved for their “clinker-built” wood frames that glides…

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  Trucks zoomed around the cavernous I-X Center, shiny new boats preening behind them. Crews used a crane to lift vessels off trailers and onto dollies. And hoses filled a giant fish tank. Metal clanged and engines roared and everywhere guys hurried to prepare for Ohio’s oldest and largest boat show, which starts Thursday.  The…

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