The Great Lakes Cruising Club was formed by a handful of yachtsmen in Chicago in 1934. Now it includes about 2,500 families – both sailors and powerboaters – who want to know the lay of port towns in both Canada and the United States.  See all the details at www.cleveland.com/rock-the-lake.   Share:

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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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Meet Jason Kolar, a mate on a Great Lakes freighter. Kolar, of Cleveland, is the guy right below the captain, who takes care of payroll, manages the deck crew and plan how to load and unload the ship. Kolar, 28, who grew up in Olmsted Falls, spent his summers on Catawba as kid. His uncle…

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