PHASTAR is looking for kayakers and stand-up paddleboarders interested in becoming River Ambassadors

PHASTAR is looking for kayakers and stand-up paddleboarders interested in becoming River Ambassadors

PHASTAR is currently looking for kayakers and stand-up paddleboarders interested in becoming River Ambassadors. If you are experienced in these watersports, want to spend more time doing what you love, and want to help keep our local Northeast Ohio rivers safe, then this is the perfect opportunity.

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A BIG Weekend for Cleveland's Waterfront (photos and video).

A BIG Weekend for Cleveland's Waterfront (photos and video).

It seemed there was something going on along every piece of Cleveland’s waterfront this past weekend with:

  • The Tall Ships Festival Parade of Sail kicking off affairs on Thursday afternoon.

  • An open water swim at Edgewater Park hosted by North Coast Multisports that served as a tune-up for the USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships returning to Cleveland August 9-10.

  • An SUP Yoga session with SUP CLE at Wendy Park.

  • A birds-eye view of recreational kayaks interacting with the freighter Sam Laud as it transited the lower Cuyahoga River (more on that in a future post).

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Open Water Swim Set One Month Before USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships Return to Cleveland

Open Water Swim Set One Month Before USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships Return to Cleveland

“There is an allure to being able to swim on a national championship course with the USA Triathlon Age Group Nationals just one month away”. said Mickey Rzymek, owner of North Coast Multisports. “Our goal is to provide an opportunity to get familiar with Lake Erie and the Edgewater Beach venue and to highlight the strength of the local multisport community in Northeast Ohio.”

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Our Exit Interviews with 90.3 WCPN Ideastream Journalist Elizabeth Miller

Our Exit Interviews with 90.3 WCPN Ideastream Journalist Elizabeth Miller

Greater Cleveland public radio (90.3 WCPN Ideastream) listeners and Great Lakes Today’s audience have heard journalist Elizabeth Miller’s reports on all things Great Lakes environment for the last three years. Elizabeth recently accepted a position in Portland to cover the education beat for Oregon Public Broadcasting.

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Happy 60th Anniversary Goodtime III

Happy 60th Anniversary Goodtime III

Last night's cruise on the Goodtime III reminded us of the old line about a busman's holiday: A holiday in which you spend most of your time doing the same or something very similar to your normal work. Ostensibly we were guests of the Goodtime III's 60th Anniversary Cruise along Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River.

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Don't Be Like These Cuyahoga River boaters...

Don't Be Like These Cuyahoga River boaters...

Here's a look at the scrum that happens on the Cuyahoga River when the Norfolk Southern Bridge has a lift on a busy day. The Goodtime III Captain's view from the wheelhouse is much different (further back and lower) than the security cam's view (it's mounted higher and looks down).

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It Took the Hapless Cleveland Browns to Provide A Much Needed Perspective on Lake Erie

It Took the Hapless Cleveland Browns to Provide A Much Needed Perspective on Lake Erie

But the Lake Erie PR pulse from last week's Browns announcement made us realize Lake Erie's ongoing challenges with algae blooms has tainted the public mindset to a point where a spoiled Lake Erie has finally eclipsed the Cuyahoga River as shorthand for out-of-towners to kick Cleveland in the shins

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When Santa and the Coast Guard Rescue the Santa Paddle's Rescue Boat

When Santa and the Coast Guard Rescue the Santa Paddle's Rescue Boat

Usually we prefer to stay in the background when we're covering one of Cleveland's waterfront stories but during Sunday's third annual Santa Paddle, we found ourselves right in the middle of a Cleveland version of "The Old Man and the Sea"

 

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Things We're Thankful For

Things We're Thankful For

Thanksgiving provides a wonderful time for family and friends to gather and celebrate a modern "harvest" together. It's also a time that allows people the opportunity to consider the many things we have to be thankful for. In that spirit, we wanted to reflect on the many things (in no particular order) we're thankful for with regards to Cleveland's waterfront.

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Traci Lynn Martin's Great Lakes Circumnavigation Adventure

Traci Lynn Martin's Great Lakes Circumnavigation Adventure

Imagine taking a year off from your job, cashing in a large chunk of your 401K, saying goodbye to your family, and setting off on a journey to achieve one goal but also to show people with chronic illness how to triumph over adversity. Traci Lynn Martin is doing just that in her quest to become the first person to circumnavigate all five Great Lakes

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All Hands on Deck's Embrace of the Great Lakes

All Hands on Deck's Embrace of the Great Lakes

The day before the 4th of July we were treated to the sight of 45 engaged citizens at Cleveland Metroparks Wendy Park participating in All Hands on Deck, a first-time, pop-up event where over 2,000 people from 70 communities in 6 states and Ontario linked hands and boats along the Great Lakes shores to raise awareness of the need to protect the Lakes

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Today is River Day!

Today is River Day!

Today is Cuyahoga River Restoration's River Day, where 29 different events and activities give you an opportunity to spend some time along the Cuyahoga River and its system of wetlands, tributaries and, of course, Lake Erie, where the river flows into

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Burning River Fest at the Corner of Lake Erie & the Cuyahoga River

Burning River Fest at the Corner of Lake Erie & the Cuyahoga River

Last night's opener of the 15th Annual Burning River Fest sponsored by Great Lakes Brewing Company and the Burning River Foundation saw big crowds enjoying a beautiful evening on the edge of the Cuyahoga River and Lake Erie

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