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

MAY21, 2016

Mentor Marsh Paddle

Mentor Lagoons Marina

Mentor, OH

10:00 AM





Paddle around the marsh and lakefront. Enjoy the ducks and spring foliage. Push up Marsh Creek to enjoy the woodlands.




JUNE11, 2016


Berlin Sailing Club

Berlin Reservoir

North Benton, OH





Annual pot luck kick-off to the boating season. Sail, paddle and powerboats welcome.

Introductory sailboat rides sponsored by the sailing club.










Mentor Marsh Paddle
10:00 AM

Mentor, OH

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