I got the Great Lakes map tote at the top of my Christmas wish list. What about you? Anglers, did you find a fishing lure in your stocking, or a new rod under the tree? Boaters, did you get a fun new tube to pull, or a handy cooler for days out on the water?…

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What’s the best boat name in Lake Erie? RocktheLake got about two dozen submissions in our first ever contest. We removed the dirty words and focused on our favorite puns. The result: nine pretty Erie-sistable boat names as finalists, from Cedar Point Marina to Erie, Pennsylvania.  Boaters love puns — and double entendres. There was…

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The first of 400 boats arrived Thursday to the I-X Center, in preparation for the 2018 Progressive Mid-America Boat Show, which takes place Jan. 18-21. Cleveland is Ohio’s oldest and largest boat show, and this year, since no outdoor show is Cleveland, the event will feature the Fish NOW Expo, with a 5,000-gallon aquarium on…

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What to get the Lake Erie lover on your holiday gift list? Honestly, if it says Lake Erie on it, or if it psyches us up for getting out on the water, we’ll like it — even if we can’t use it for months. We featured a trove of gifts handmade by Northeast Ohio artists.…

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Cuyahoga County has nearly a dozen private marinas and yacht clubs, but only four free, public boat ramps along its 30 miles of Lake Erie shoreline. “They’re few and far between for some reason,” said August J. Schill III, assistant marina manager for the Cleveland Metroparks. “They’re the ramps that were put in early in…

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