In the coming weeks and months we will report on news and event of this remarkable body of fresh water, from Buffalo to Detroit. Everything is fair game: lake commerce, history, environmental issues, and pretty much anything else that has to do with Lake Erie. I will share my own photographs and those of contributors that I think are worth sharing with readers. I will also share stories of life along the lake, and the lore and legend that makes this southernmost of the lakes so special.
I welcome your suggestions on topics to cover, leads on developing stories, and links to stories from your local media that you think may be of interest to a wider audience.
Born and raised at Port Clinton, Ohio, I came of age along Erie's sandy lake shore. During my summer growing up I spent almost every waking moment traipsing through the Erie's soft sand, swimming in her warm waters, or in 14 or 15 foot rowboat fishing for perch a quarter mile offshore. I saw the lightening flash and listened to the thunder roll across her roiling surface. I watched in awe as summer and fall storms sprang up so quickly I could scarcely believe it.
This blog, then, is an expression of love and admiration for one of our great bodies of fresh water and a true national treasure. It is my hope that by sharing and discussing all that was and is grand about this wonderful body of water, I can in some small way help preserve it for future generations.