Featured Shores and Islands

Port Clinton fish fests named among nation’s best

Only in Port Clinton does a giant fiberglass walleye fall from the sky to welcome a new year. Which is why the Lake Erie city was named to Fishingbooker.com’s best fishing festivals list. The Walleye Festival over Memorial Day weekend also contributed to Port Clinton’s spot among seven festivals across the United States. See the…

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What to do on Put-in-Bay in 2019: See the calendar

Sure, the Put-in-Bay season has barely ended. But in this cold and gloomy weather, we’re looking forward to next summer on the Lake Erie Islands.  You can find up-to-day event information on the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce website, www.visitiputinbay.com.  (FYI: The over-the-top island party weekend, Christmas in July, has not been officially recognized since 2013.…

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Bowling Green adds $5.2M Lake Erie Center, and Cleveland Water Alliance signs a deal with Netherlands

Two big developments in fighting harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie: Bowling Green State University received $5.2 million in grants to create a Lake Erie Center for Fresh Waters and Human Health. The Cleveland Water Alliance signed a deal with the Netherlands to collaborate on research in nutrient management, Smart Lake technology and more.  Read…

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6 gorgeous spots to get married on Lake Erie: Romance the Lake

You can’t beat Lake Erie as a backdrop for your wedding. Ceremony or reception, casual or formal, the north coast of Ohio has plenty of options. See six spectacular spots, from Vermilion to Geneva-on-the-Lake. Romance the Lake is a RocktheLake series brought to you by Peter & Co. Jewelers in Avon Lake. Throughout 2018, we’re bringing…

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Lake Erie’s 2018 harmful algal bloom less severe than expected

Despite a forecast for a harmful algal bloom more severe than in 2016, the annual plague of Lake Erie remained relatively small this year. The bloom wasn’t smaller because of decreased phosphorus and nitrogen in the lake. So as the bloom season ends, scientists are studying the lake dynamics — from wind direction to wave…

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New Miller ferry to Put-in-Bay to be named Mary Ann Market

Miller Boat Line expects its new ferry to the Erie Islands to be delivered next fall, christened Mary Ann Market after the matriarch of the family business. Fraser Shipyards of Superior, Wisconsin, will build the new drive-on, drive-off passenger/vehicle ferry. It will be 140 feet long, 38.5 feet wide ferry and will accommodate 26 standard…

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Marblehead get-away: Lake Erie House of the Week

Enjoy life on the water with this $595,000 home in Marblehead. The property in Misty Bay Point sits on a Lake Erie channel, with two covered boat wells and two channel docks, as well as an extra floating dock. The 1,700-square-foot home includes separate living quarters, with four bedrooms, two kitchens, two bathrooms, two sunrooms…

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