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City of Bridges (And Boats)

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Pittsburgh is known for its rives, given that it is where the Allegheny and the Monongahela come together to form the Ohio River

With so many waterways the city also has a lot of bridges.

Show above is the cruise boat Dutchess plying the waters of the Allegheny as it takes patrons on a sightseeing tour beneath the bridges.

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June 21, 2018 at 6:04 am

View From Edgwater Park

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At the far west end of Edgewater Park is a bluff overlooking Lake Erie and downtown Cleveland. Although not shown in these images, the bluff features a script “Cleveland” sign that has proven to be quite popular.

With summer finally here, the number of visitors to the site will increase as will those visiting the park’s beach, which can be seen in both images.

Edgewater Park is also a good place to watch boats on adjacent Lake Erie and catch a sunset.

These images were made in late day light in late September on an unusually warm day.

When You Need a Lift in Baltimore

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If you need to get from one end of the Inner Harbor in Baltimore to another you can always hop aboard the water taxi. Shown is one of the boats used in that service on a summer morning.

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May 30, 2018 at 9:18 am

Season of Boats

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As I post this, the Memorial Day weekend is at hand and that herald the start of summer in most people’s minds.

If you own a boat, it is time to get in the water. Hence, this series if devoted to pleasure craft on the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland.

I wasn’t aware that the Cuyahoga was widely used for pleasure boating until a particularly warm day in September 2017 when I was in downtown Cleveland and noticed a plethora of boats plying its waters.

It thought the bulk of boat traffic on the river was commercial.

But as I thought about it I realized that boats need a place to dock and the Cuyahoga provides access to docks.

Most of the boats featured here were going to and from Lake Erie.

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May 25, 2018 at 6:37 am

Want to Park Your Boat Out Front?

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I’ve never owned nor had any desire to have a boat, but I a lot of people do and some of them probably have dreamed about being to park their boat next to their house.

If you live in a certain section of Vermilion, Ohio, you can do that.

This boat friendly housing development was created by digging canals off the Vermilion River near where it the waterway empties into Lake Erie.

Presumably, there are alleys behind the houses to allow access by motor vehicles.

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February 16, 2018 at 6:51 am

Paddling in the Sand

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I presume that this guy is warming up before putting his paddle boat into the waters of Lake Erie off the shore of Vermilion, Ohio.¬†He is “paddling” in the sand of the Main Street Beach.

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November 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

A Jet and a Boat

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Burke Lakefront  Airport in Cleveland is moderately busy but has little commercial airline traffic. Most of the latter uses Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

But Burke’s location on Lake Erie adjacent to downtown Cleveland make it attractive to charter aircraft, particularly those carrying professional sports teams.

By happenstance I was standing in Wendy Park making photographs of a Great Lakes freight backing into the Cuyahoga River with the assistance of a tug boat when a Delta Air Lines Boeing 757 landed at Burke.

The plane was carrying members of the Minnesota Twins Major League Baseball team, which was flying in from Detroit to play the Cleveland Indians during the last week of the regular season.