Lakeside Chautauqua was wowed by six guest conductors during the 2018 season. Now the private community on the shores of Lake Erie has chosen Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra conductor Daniel Meyer to lead its Symphony Orchestra. Read the full story at cleveland.com.

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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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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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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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Dream of owning your own private island? You can buy Middle Sister Island, just over 8 acres of pristine beach and woodlands in the Canadian waters of Lake Erie, for $888,888 Canadian. That’s less than $685,000 American.  The island, west of Pelee Island and the most wild and undisturbed of the Pelee archipelago, has been…

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Yes, we’re sad summer is over. The days are growing shorter, and the weather is growing cooler. But you don’t have to put away your stand-up paddleboard yet. And there are plenty of fall events to celebrate on Lake Erie. Here’s a taste. For more events, any time of year, visit rockthelake.com/events. Sept. 7 Put-in-Bay…

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Call it the surf smile. When you get up surfing behind Jason Hand’s Malibu Wakesetter on Lake Erie, you can’t help but grin. “That smile, the undeniable energy,” said Hand, 49, who spends his summer weekends in a camper at Bay Point Resort. “Like your mouth hurts when you get off this boat,” said fellow…

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You get to the beach, and you whip out your phone, to try to capture the scene. But all that gorgeousness can look flat on your screen. “Standing in the sand, taking a picture with your iPhone doesn’t always allow you to capture the aesthetics,” said Eric Johnston, owner of Way Up Aerial Images. Drone…

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 You can surf behind a boat. Wakesurfing is one of the hottest sports on the water. And though its ancestor, waterskiing, has been sparse on Lake Erie in recent decades, wakesurfing master Jason Hand hopes to expand the wakesurfing community around Bay Point and the Marblehead peninsula. “We’re bringing new energy to the area,” said…

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Put-in-Bay is the prettiest town in Ohio, according to Architectural Digest. “Located five miles offshore on South Bass Island in Lake Erie, Put-in-Bay is a recreational paradise come summer,” writes the magazine. Put-in-Bay is in good company, with towns on the list such as Cape May, New Jersey, and Ithaca, New York. (Ithica is gorges,…

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