Cuyahoga River

Cuyahoga River celebrates 50 years of rejuvenation

Since the final Cuyahoga River fire in 1969, Cleveland has transformed the Cuyahoga River from cesspool to beach party. (Albeit a party that a freighter occasionally powers through.) Cleveland is celebrating that transformation all week, leading up to the official anniversary June 22. See a historical timeline of the Cuyahoga River and the original report…

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Help restore the Putzfrau that cleaned the Cuyahoga

When the Cuyahoga River was an open sewer, choked with oil and trash and sewage, the Putzfrau cleaned it up. In a 16-hour day, the Putzfrau could pick up 100 cubic yards of debris and 15,000 gallons of oil. Now, to celebrate 50 years of the river’s recovery, advocates want to restore the boat. See…

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What life is like aboard a Great Lakes freighter

The crew lives on the ship, working six hours on and six hours off, seven days a week, for 60 days. So what’s it like aboard a laker? RocktheLake climbed aboard (literally, with a ladder) at the Port of Cleveland Bulk Terminal at Whiskey Island on Lake Erie to find out. We rode Interlake Steamship…

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See the 6 Erie Series paddle races for 2019

On your mark, get set, race! Nalu Stand-up Paddle & Surf is organizing six SUP races this summer, all with a family-friendly festival vibe. Most of the events include canoes and kayaks. So mark your calendars! See the full story at cleveland.com/rock-the-lake. Share:

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Float the Cuyahoga River this summer for $20

Take a trip south of Cleveland for a tubing trip down the Cuyahoga River. You can take a 2 1/2 ride from Waterworks Park for $20 — plus $10 if you want a cooler tube. That includes a shuttle back to your car. Kids as young as 5 can ride. Just make sure to wear…

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Xtinguish Torch Fest celebrates Cuyahoga River renaissance

Cleveland is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the last Cuyahoga River fire all year, with hundreds of organizations hosting educational talks, performances and festivals. But the culmination may be Xtinguish Torch Fest, four days of events along 100 miles of the Cuyahoga: from the headwaters near Burton, through Akron and to Downtown Cleveland. West Creek…

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