Newspaper accounts call it the grandest steamship race in maritime history. And it started in Cleveland. Two Michigan-built passenger steamships, the City of Erie and the Tashmoo, raced 94 miles from Cleveland to Erie, Pennsylvania, with thousands of people cheering and more than $100,000 in bets. See the full story on cleveland.com/rock-the-lake. Share:

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Before Lakeside was a family vacation destination, it was a religious tent revival. Lakeside was founded in 1873 during a series of rousing camp meetings organized by the Methodist Church. Attendees stayed in tents, which eventually were built into cottages. And for more comfort, Hotel Lakeside was begun. A year later, the Chautauqua Institution at…

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North Coast Harbor used to be a parking lot. The water hemmed in by Voinovich Park? Yep, it was blacktop serving Cleveland Municipal Stadium, said Downtown Cleveland Alliance President Joe Marinucci. But for decades long before that, Cleveland’s front porch — downtown district stretching from Burke Lakefront Airport to FirstEnergy Stadium, dubbed “Where the city…

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