Lake Erie is expected to reach 80% ice coverage by its peak in late February. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasts a 47% freeze across all five Great Lakes, below the 55.7% long-term average but well above the 9.5% coverage in 2002, the lowest amount recorded since record keeping began in 1973. Lake Erie,…

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Sunsets, icicles, blustery waves, lighthouses and blue skies have made for some marvelous photos of Lake Erie this winter. RocktheLake has received more than 75 photos in our first-ever Winter Beach photo contest. You’ve got one more week to enter. Meanwhile, see the submissions here on cleveland.com/rock-the-lake. Share:

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You can sail — on ice. The Toledo Ice Yacht Club is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The club has more than 200 members and expects about 50 boats on the Maumee Bay this weekend, as part of its annual Winterfest. From far off, the boats may look like sailboats, but up close they…

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The polar vortex of 2019 has frozen Lake Erie to about 80 percent ice. The extreme cold has frozen the Cuyahoga River, too. And you can watch it on our Music Box Supper Club bridge cam. Watch the timelapse video on cleveland.com/rock-the-lake. Share:

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Lake Erie is a marvel in the ice. And despite the cold, we know you lake lovers are exploring the shore, taking photos with frozen fingers. So show them off. Enter up to three photos in RocktheLake’s inaugural Winter Beach photo contest. Check out cleveland.com/rock-the-lake for the full rules and the entry form. Meanwhile, enjoy…

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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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At one point, Sandusky was the largest American producer of ice west of the Hudson River. The ice blocks men harvested from Sandusky Bay were shipped as far as New Orleans, said James Miller, history chair of the city’s bicentennial celebration. โ€œAbout 25 percent of all able bodied men in the city participated in the…

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Meet Dustin Shaffer, owner of Island Air Taxi, the only airplane company based in Put-in-Bay. In the winter, he may fly 20 flights a day, back and forth from South Bass or Kelleys islands to the mainland of Port Clinton, chauffeuring people, groceries and anything else that needs to get on island after Lake Erie…

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” ngg_triggers_display=”never” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] This winter, we’re infatuated with ice. The cold bites at our fingers, the wind snaps in our faces, and we dream of spring. Meanwhile, we stare at the ice on our beloved Great Lake. We’re mesmerized by the villages of ice fishing shanties off South Bass Island. We’re captivated…

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The U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards are strengthening their collaboration on ice breaking in the Great Lakes. The agencies can now temporarily exchange personnel on ice breaking ships, to allow service men and women to learn each other’s procedures, since they often cooperate in shared waters and on joint missions, according to a U.S. Coast…

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