South Bass Light Station

From 1897 through 1962, the South Bass Island Light Station, situated between the Marblehead and Green Island lighthouses, guided ships through the south passage of Lake Erie. The lighthouse was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990. The Ohio State University has used the property since 1967…
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Ragbag Report

The finish line at a recent Green Island Race. The focus of sailboat racing in the Islands area in the next week will be on the Juniors. The young ladies and gentlemen who compete for their home Yacht Clubs will be in intense action along the shores of Lake Erie.
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First Day at the Fair

The first official day of the Ottawa County fair was a hot and humid one. The animals and fair goers were challenged to keep from overheating during the opening events. Photos by Jasmine Cupp. Cattle getting sprayed to keep cool
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Perch Fishing in the Western Basin is Heating up

Phil and Zander Ruth and a double. Zander’s smile says it all. After many charter trips this season for walleye, it was a nice change of pace when a customer called and wanted to go after some of Lake Erie’s “gold” instead. I absolutely love perch fishing, and I was…
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Sea Grant Program funding restored

State Rep. Chris Redfern (D- Catawba Island) issued the following statement in response to the restoration of $285,000 per fiscal year in state funds for Lake Erie’s Ohio Sea Grant College Program. “I am pleased to see the state’s commitment to Lake Erie’s Sea Grant College Program continue. Gov. Kasich…
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Ohio boaters, paddlers and anglers urged to avoid high water

High, fast-moving water poses safety risks After the steady rain Ohio has experienced during the past two weeks, Ohioans and visitors are reminded to avoid high, fast-moving water in rivers and streams, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). "With the increased amount of rain, extra precautions are…
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