November, 2015

Rum Running on Lake Erie

Presentation by guest speaker Renee Durkee, author of Rum Run


Crippled rum runner on Lake erie

You didn't need the fastest boat but it helped. During the 1920's, Prohibition outlawed alcoholic beverages in the USA. But few people stopped drinking. Many relied on smugglers who ran Canadian booze across the lake into Ohio. For the smugglers, there was big money to be made. More...























Calendar of Upcoming Events

JUly9, 2016

Black River / French Creek Paddle

Lorain County Metro Parks

4060 Old Colorado Rd.

Sheffield Villiage, OH





Canoes and kayaks at the Old Colorado put in. Paddle into the French Creek woodlands or head down stream into the Black River and the city of Lorain.





JUly23, 2016

Old Woman Creek

American Lotus Blooms

Rt. 6

Huron, OH





Annual paddle among the American Lotus blooms and wading birds. You need to register attend. Contact Jim Batteiger for the registration form.




AUG6, 2016

Grand River Paddle





Details to be announced




SEPT17, 2016

Wooden Boat Regatta

Chippewa Yacht Club

Chippewa Lake

Chippewa Lake , OH





Sail boats, power boats, kayaks and canoes. Everyone is welcome. There will be a hand-capped sailing race.












French Creek/Black River Paddle
Lorain County Metroparks

4060 Old Colorado Rd.
Sheffield Village, OH
10:00 AM

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