Erie Interviews

Three guys aim to paddle across every Great Lake

Three Michigan friends traveled 71 miles across Lake Erie, on their fourth trip stand-up paddleboarding across the Great Lakes. Kwin Morris, Joe Lorenz and Jeff Guy paddled for 24 hours, from Belle Isle in the Detroit River, to Catawba Island, facing major headwinds and up to 6-foot waves. They never touched a boat. And they…

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How the Cleveland Metroparks keep Edgewater Park clean

  Cleveland’s beaches are clean, and everyone has noticed. In 2013, the year the state handed Cleveland Metroparks control of the city’s lakefront parks, 702,000 people visited Edgewater Beach. The lakefront parks — Huntington, Edgewater, Whiskey Island, Wendy Park, Villa Angela, Wildwood and Euclid Beach — had more than 3.9 million visits in 2017. Edgewater…

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David VanZandt discovers Lake Erie shipwrecks: Erie Interviews

Meet David VanZandt, a literal rocket scientist who founded Cleveland Underwater Explorers, a group of archaeologists who discover and dive shipwrecks in Lake Erie. VanZandt and his friend Kevin Magee, both contractors for NASA, created the group they call CLUE more than 15 years ago. They research shipwrecks, pare down their locations and use side-scan…

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Meet Lake Erie artist, activist, community project manager Allison Lukacsy-Love: Erie Interviews

Meet Allison Lukacsy-Love: artist, community projects manager for the city of Euclid and member of Cleveland’s first Young Professionals Council of the Alliance for the Great Lakes. Originally from New Jersey, Lukacsy-Love grew up wanting to live near the water. She moved to Cleveland in 2011 after graduating from Carnegie Mellon University to work for…

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