The Lake Erie Marine Trades Association — which puts on five boat shows in Ohio — has named Michelle Burke as its new president.  Burke, the founder of lifestyle brand Lyman Life, will also serve as executive director of the Boating Associations of Ohio, voicing boaters’ views on issues such as harmful algal blooms and…

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Michelle Burke, Micah Roberts and Erin Stack are each other’s biggest fans. You think they’d steer clear, since they all own Lake Erie lifestyle brands: Coastal Cleveland, Erie & Anchor and Lyman Life. But the women have decided to collaborate, instead of compete. Read the full story on cleveland.com. Share:

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Life in a Lyman feels like a parade. The wooden boat gleams, the sun shines, the wind whips your hair as you glide through the swells of Lake Erie. You smile as people wave and honk, and you wave back. The boat is a classic, white paint on “clinker-built” varnished wood. What was once utilitarian…

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In Ohio, we have a thing for vintage-looking shirts. T-shirts or hoodies, with jeans or shorts, we wear them to proclaim our pride — in our sports teams and our cities. As G.V. Artworks puts it, “CleveLAND that we love.” Which is why we obviously all need a Lake Erie shirt for the summer. Or…

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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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