Posts Tagged ‘great lakes’

Cleveland welcomes Great Lakes cruise ship

The passengers streamed off the cruise ship — in Cleveland, of all exotic destinations. At the Port of Cleveland, where gritty freighters normally unload their cargo, older couples boarded Lolly the Trolley and were serenaded by the Singing Angels. “Nothing but blue skies, from now on,” sang the teenagers. The visitors applauded and waved, as…

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Surf’s up at Edgewater Beach

You gotta have the right wind to surf in Cleveland. When the winds are blowing hard from the northeast, surfers grab their wetsuits and boards and head to the beach, no matter the temperature. And on Sunday, that air temperature was 38 degrees. Water temperature: 39 degrees. And it was raining. Why is this fun?…

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What’s it like aboard a Great Lakes cruise ship?

Nine cruise ships docked in Cleveland last year, bringing 1,500 visitors to town. And this year the Port of Cleveland expects twice that many. Visitors generally take in the sights from the water, including the old Coast Guard Station and the bridges over the Cuyahoga River. On land, they may stop at landmarks like the…

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U.S. Coast Guard from Cleveland cuts boats free from ice

The Great Lakes shipping season ends Jan. 15. Until then, two Cleveland-based U.S. Coast Guard ice cutters are keeping the channels free of ice, so freighters can deliver goods from port to port. The Neah Bay and Morro Bay, 140-foot bay class ice-breaking tugs, freed multiple vessels beset by ice in western Lake Erie and…

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