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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.

2 Boats, 2 Buildings in Baltimore

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We were walking around the Inner Harbor in Baltimore last summer and of course I had my camera to make some images.

The two boats are cruise vessels oriented toward the tourist trade. They offer sightseeing and meal trips.

The buildings behind them are hotels, one of which is under construction and will have a gold and silver exterior.

 

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November 15, 2017 at 6:18 am

Paddle While You Drink

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Back in late September I spent some time along the Cuyahoga River in the Flats area of Cleveland. I was there to photograph Norfolk Southern trains crossing the river, but there was plenty of time to get images of boats on the river. This “beer boat” was one of the more unusual ones I saw. Patrons have to paddle as they sample various beers while sightseeing on the Cuyahoga.

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November 6, 2017 at 9:31 am

Making a Mad Dash for the Bridge

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I’m told that federal regulations give commercial traffic priority on the Cuyahoga River at the bridge carrying the tracks of Norfolk Southern over the waterway in Cleveland.

But during warm weather months most boats on the river are pleasure craft and the bridge tender does not have to lift the bridge to accommodate them until rail traffic is out of the way.

Last Sunday saw temperatures soar into lower 90s, breaking a record for the date of 88 degrees set in 2007.

Needless to say, the onset of summer weather in the early days of what is officially autumn has boaters out in droves.

But NS had trains to run and all the boaters could do was idle in place or run around in circles as four trains went by.  But once rail traffic cleared and the bridge began going up, the boaters didn’t wait for it to reach its peak position.

As soon as clearances allowed, the boaters began making a mad dash toward the lake or from the lake as seen here.

Good Day to Go Sailing

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I was in South Haven, Michigan, to photograph the lighthouse which can be seen to at right at end of a long pier extending out into Lake Michigan.

The lighthouse guards the entrance to the harbor, which is a channel that makes for a good place to watch the boats come and go.

A sailboat is motoring out into the lake and will have plenty of wind in its sails once it unfurls them.

Catching More Than Fish

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The tug on  your line sends your heart racing. You’ve got a bite and you get up and start to reel it in.

Will this be that prize catch you can brag about later and enjoy putting in the frying pan?

That might have gone through the mind of this guy. But as he pulled in his line, he found he had caught more than a fish. He also had some vegetation, quite a lot of it in fact.

There does appear to be a fish on the end of that line, but it doesn’t look like a large one. No much of fish story to tell here.

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May 15, 2017 at 6:07 am