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Lake Erie
« on: August 31, 2011, 05:37:35 PM »
my bro's stunning collection of lake erie shots from around the eastside lorain harbor -- enjoy!
































bonus -- this is spring runoff at a park in sheffield lake








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Re: Lake Erie
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2011, 12:09:17 AM »
Ohio is lucky to have a treasure like Lake Erie.
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Re: Lake Erie
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2011, 09:16:22 AM »
I like the icy winter shots and the roaring water from the Spring runoff.

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Re: Lake Erie
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2012, 02:04:05 PM »
my bro has been at it again -
june sunset shots over lake erie










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Re: Lake Erie
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2012, 11:41:22 PM »
Those are gorgeous. I can't say I ever say anyone stand up paddle boarding on the lake, and I often wondered why, it seems like it would be perfect in the summer.

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Re: Lake Erie
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2012, 10:44:15 AM »
Those are gorgeous. I can't say I ever say anyone stand up paddle boarding on the lake, and I often wondered why, it seems like it would be perfect in the summer.

It's really taking off!

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Re: Lake Erie
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2012, 02:16:25 PM »
a sunset from my bro recently -


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Re: Lake Erie
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2012, 05:03:23 PM »
I always get the lighthouses in Lorain, Fairport Harbor, and Ashtabula mixed up. Which one is this?

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Re: Lake Erie
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2012, 04:05:53 PM »
Scenes like that mrnyc are what make me believe that Ohio doesn't do enough to market itself. If more people knew you could sit back and look at a view like that I think they would think differently about our state.

For now we're just a state full of snow and corn to the masses. lol.

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Re: Lake Erie
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2012, 10:56:27 AM »
Scenes like that mrnyc are what make me believe that Ohio doesn't do enough to market itself. If more people knew you could sit back and look at a view like that I think they would think differently about our state.

For now we're just a state full of snow and corn to the masses. lol.

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Re: Lake Erie
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2012, 12:39:11 PM »
Ohio has more state border covered in water than any other inland state outside of Michigan.  Reputation or lack thereof might be Ohio's biggest hurdle on the path to relevance.

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Re: Lake Erie
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2013, 10:35:01 AM »
another recent one


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Re: Lake Erie
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2013, 11:07:50 AM »
Nice pictures. Thanks for sharing them

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Re: Lake Erie
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2013, 01:56:02 PM »
i think we lost a bunch here,
but we should definately build a lake erie thread back up


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Re: Lake Erie
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2014, 07:09:47 PM »
one from my bro


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Re: Lake Erie
« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2014, 12:51:43 AM »
I just flew back from New York over Lake Erie, and there is unbelievable ice cover. It seems way more than normal. Prime photo ops for people in Ohio to go out and ice hike!

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Re: Lake Erie
« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2014, 07:38:09 AM »
Some historic pics and comments from my good friend,  Neal Luoma.

Neal is a retired longshoreman who grew up and still lives in Saybrook, a quiet coastal town just east of Geneva-on-the-Lake. His family ran a campground that was very popular at one time. Working class families from Youngstown and Pittsburgh would spend there summers there, swimming and camping along the beach.

during the 1950's Neal picked up surfing while on trips to Florida with his family. He brought his passion for waves back to Ohio and naturally he taught the kids at the campground to surf. By the end of the 1960's there was a vibrant, if hidden, surfing community in Saybrook, Ohio, all thanks to Neal.

Gradually over-development and rising lake levels led to erosion that wiped out many of the sand beaches, and people stopped coming up to the Lake. The coastal resort towns like Geneva were hit hard, and looked destined for ruins. For quite a few years Neal was the only surfer in Ohio.

When surfing here started to get popular again in the 1990's, Neal was there to share generous advice on tracking storms and finding the best wave spots for every weather condition. So many years later he's still out there in the water, and his Surfers Point Campground is still open for business. Stop in and say hi!

pic 1 Lots of sand on Lake Erie's shore protected the hillside from erosion back then. Shadow my dad.

pic 2 My Grandmother standing on her wide beach back before the high flooding lake levels of today.

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« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2014, 07:52:49 AM »
1. old crowd
2. quality waves in Saybrook, OH
3. Neal at Edgewater Park, Cleveland. Photo by Robby Staebler (2010)
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Re: Lake Erie
« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2014, 05:00:31 PM »
That's really cool. I was just in Florida at the beginning of the month and the surf off Juno beach wasn't much different than what that guy is surfing on.
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Re: Lake Erie
« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2014, 06:25:48 PM »
So I have always wondered how surfing on Lake Erie works. Are surfing conditions most optimal when the beaches are typically closed for unsafe rip-tide? And are the best waves in the fall, winter, and early spring?

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« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2014, 04:43:18 AM »
^What I've seen the most on all the lakes is fall surfing. The Gales of November seem to bring people out. It's wetsuit surfing, similar to what you see in Northern California. Water temperatures are actually similar on the lakes that time of year (50-60 degrees in early November and dropping throughout the month). I haven't seen anyone beyond November. In December, the water can get down to 40 degrees, and ice can start forming on the edges even before the official start of winter if it's a bad year (I used to see this in Toledo where the water is shallow).
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Re: Lake Erie
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2014, 05:09:31 AM »
I've been snapping cell phone pics of Lake Erie from downtown vantage points in various stages of freeze/thaw for the last couple weeks.  I find it fascinating. 




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Re: Lake Erie
« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2014, 09:33:23 PM »
lake erie in comparison


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« Reply #23 on: June 02, 2014, 02:00:00 PM »
^ Very cool I'm sending that around!

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Re: Lake Erie
« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2015, 11:30:15 AM »
bump!




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Re: Lake Erie
« Reply #25 on: July 13, 2015, 07:15:09 PM »
A very tropical-looking view of Kelleys Island from Perry's Monument on South Bass Island (June 2015):




You cannot beat a Lake Erie (sunrise or) sunset. Period. Here's a little hometown love!  Sandusky's Jackson Street Pier at dusk on a warm June night:


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Re: Lake Erie
« Reply #26 on: July 14, 2015, 12:44:18 AM »
Nice!
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« Reply #27 on: August 02, 2015, 10:26:05 PM »
Love that Jackson Street Pier in Sandusky! Thanks for posting! Sandusky rocks and has so much potential.

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« Reply #28 on: August 03, 2015, 07:31:14 AM »
Villa Angela:

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« Reply #29 on: August 03, 2015, 09:45:07 AM »
^  There seems to be tons of sand beach at Villa. Maybe they can now remove those breakwalls?

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« Reply #30 on: August 03, 2015, 09:46:14 AM »
^  There seems to be tons of sand beach at Villa. Maybe they can now remove those breakwalls?

For the record, this was last July.
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« Reply #31 on: June 08, 2016, 08:43:50 AM »
Bump for the summer season!

I made a quick visit home a few weeks ago....and Lake Erie was extremely beautiful! I've never seen the water this clear (neither had my dad and grandma, lifelong Sandusky area residents).  If/when we finally get our act together (talking about environmental regulations for the Great Lakes), Ohio's largest environmental asset will truly be a sparkling gem!

These pics were taken on South Bass Island / Put-in-Bay on May 25, 2016:







And some Sandusky Bay sunset photos:






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« Reply #32 on: June 08, 2016, 09:11:55 AM »
^ Wow. I can't believe how clear the water is there. Beautiful pics
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Re: Lake Erie
« Reply #33 on: June 08, 2016, 09:18:02 AM »
Wow, that water looks fabulous.

Is this clear of water a reflection of mostly cleaning up the water ways due to EPA Water Acts?  Or, does the zebra muscle have an affect here, or combination of both?

I was back home in Iowa this past weekend for work and swung out to my grandparents for the weekend.  I was talking with a friend who "sells" farmers native prairie grasses through steps and drops in farmland.  It's a tough sell for the farmers, but he has implemented 40 farms in the last year, a really high number considering how much the land is worth there.  This prairie grass filters out 90-95% of nitrates running through fields through the roots of the plants.  They are also working on new technologies on tiling, where towards the end of the tiles they pull them and connect them to a perpendicular tile, which runs parallel to the drainage ditch.  The area between the drainage ditch and the parallel tile they plant native prairie grass, filtering out many more nitrates and fertilizers while also slowing the flow of water.  This has many, many benefits besides cleaning the water and slowing flooding.  It also brings back native grasses, beetles, birds and all sorts of creatures. 

Does this also have a movement in the agriculture rich areas of the Erie watershed?  Water quality and natural preservation I believe are going to be some of the biggest issues facing our world and country in the 21st Century

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« Reply #34 on: June 09, 2016, 11:55:44 AM »
a combination.

the water acts, the loss of industry, better awareness and related actions and then perhaps mostly due, or at least most recently, due to the zebra mussels.

there is a very obvious and significant change for the better over the years in the water clarity.

unfortunately, the zebra mussels bring their own very serious sets of problems, like the resultant algae blooms for example:
http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/15693/20150717/toxic-algae-expected-lake-erie-potentially-worst.htm
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