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Biting Black Flies Can Ruin a Fun Experience

Shawn Kintigh Have you ever driven to a fishing spot out in the middle of nowhere on Lake Erie only to find that the biting black flies have found you? Its mind boggling to me that they just show up out of nowhere, miles from the nearest shore, with a…
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Lakeside Wooden Boat Show & Plein Air Art Festival

A collaborative effort blending the craftsmanship of the 10th Annual Lakeside Wooden Boat Show and the artistic expression of the Plein Air Art Festival will create one of Lakeside’s most unique weekends of the Chautauqua season from July 19-21. This three-day event begins on Friday, July 19, when plein air…
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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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