Lake Erie

Great Grapes: Soil and climate have made the Great Lakes a top wine-producing area

The gold medal winner of this year’s annual San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition was a light unoaked chardonnay from Debonné Vineyards – a vineyard located in the Lake Erie region of northeast Ohio.

Despite the American wine and grape industry’s association with California’s Napa Valley, the Great Lakes region boasts four of the top 10 wine producing states in the nation.

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A kayak tour that shows how the Erie Canal changed America

Buffalo Harbor Kayak company provides a unique tour of where the historic Erie Canal, the Buffalo River and Lake Erie all become one. The tour not only showcases the water, but also provides a history lesson. Read the full story by Spectrum News 1. Read the full story Tags: Daily News, News

Migration of unpopular cormorants underway

The cormorant population was once dangerously low in the Lake Erie area due to DDT byproducts. Now cormorants are abundant and there is discussion about culling cormorants to protect habitat. Read the full story by the Sandusky Register. Read the full story Tags: Daily News

Don’t overlook potential threat of ‘yellow water’ in Lake Erie’s western basin, NOAA scientist says

Although not as common as the blue-green algae found in the Lake Erie basin, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists warn that treatment plants should also be on the look out for “yellow water”, which is a result of hypoxic conditions.  Read the full story by the Toledo Blade. Read the full story Tags: plants,…

Summer Fun Yet to Come: As times change, so do boat shows

At the 2020 Cleveland Boat Show, just before the pandemic struck, big changes were already afoot in the industry.

“I brought a huge lawn into the Cleveland Boat Show in 2020 so that people could stand around and play cornhole and relax, people could sit around a picnic table and drink beer and kids could run around,” said Michelle Burke, president of the Lake Erie Marine Trades Association.

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Great Lakes Breakdowns: There’s a thin line between affordable and not for boat tows

Great Lakes Breakdowns: There’s a thin line between affordable and not for boat tows

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, millions of Americans suddenly found themselves out of work or working remotely, their recreational options severely limited with the closure of bars, eateries, gyms and countless public spaces.

So what better way to spend time with family while remaining socially distanced than buying a boat and hitting the water?

Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

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