Posts Tagged ‘cuyahoga river’

Picking a summer sport: sailboat racing vs. rowing

I always wanted to sail and row. Blame it on reading too many books about East Coast boarding schools as a kid, but both sports seemed to embody a storied mystique. Each with its own vocabulary. Each a vaunted, exclusive club. Rowing and sailing were on my bucket list, activities I hoped to try in…

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Kent State students commute to Cleveland via the Cuyahoga River

Kent State University students, faculty, alumni and friends will kayak from Kent to Lake Erie this week to promote the Cuyahoga River as an asset for education, recreation and sustainability. Eighteen kayakers will paddle 50 miles in the fifth annual Crooked River Commute, which commences at Heritage Park Friday morning and ends in the Flats.…

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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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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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Share the River Ramble

Hosted by Share the River on the anniversary of the 1969 Cuyahoga River fire, the second annual event — renamed the Share the River Ramble  — is a free, 4.2 mile “participatory connect-the-dots, run/walk of the Cuyahoga River riverfront.” The route includes areas that have recently been converted to a park or public path or…

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4 Miles 4 Water

Drink Local. Drink Tap .hosts the 4 Miles 4 Water festival, run and walk. This fun and interactive event includes water education stations, food trucks, beer, wine, cocktails, games for all ages, and lots of entertainment. Four miles represents the average distance that women in developing countries have to walk for drinking water. The event…

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Lake Carriers urge good seamanship for safe summer on Lake Erie

It’s summer boating season! And the Lake Carriers Association — the Rocky River-based trade group that represents U.S. freighters on the Great Lakes — wants to keep all vessels safe on the water. “If everybody follows the rules of the road, if you have good seamanship, we ought to have a safe summer,” Lake Carriers…

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Ohio Lake Erie fish report May 24

Going fishing this Memorial Day weekend? The Lake Erie marina and harbor areas offer walleye, northern pike, panfish, and largemouth and smallmouth bass this time of year Other than the oddball stray, steelhead are gone from the streams until fall, says says Cleveland Metroparks aquatic biologist Mike Durkalec. In his weekly fish report, Durkalec says Cleveland…

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