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LET’S TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT LAKE ERIE – – Part # 1

Posted: September 14, 2014 5:44 pm

    Just talking to the many people I meet on Presque Isle, I can testify that not much is known about our lake.   There seems to be two themes  that dominate ideas about Lake Erie and the region around it.    Many people who have never seen any of the Great Lakes are amazed at… View Article



A RAINY DAY ON PRESQUE ISLE

Posted: November 8, 2013 6:47 am

   It’s early on a Friday morning in late October.    On Presque Isle there is no wind at all;  complete stillness rules the day.  As shadows of morning creep across the park, a light rain begins what looks like will be a day-long assault.    The morning is cold, 42 degrees, and the sky bleak and a… View Article


YOUR SPRINGTIME SEAWORTHY BOAT CHECK

Posted: May 3, 2013 7:06 am

     It’s almost time to get your boat into the water for summertime fun!   Here is a list of things you should checkout to make sure your botas ready to go when you are.                        THINGS YOU MIGHT NEED                                  Marine caulk                    Air filters                     Fuel filters                                 Power steering fluid       Transmission fluid     Distilled water                                 Lubricants… View Article



SPRING FISHING SEASON ON BAY AND LAKE IS QUICKLY APPROACHING

Posted: March 11, 2013 7:22 am

  Very much like most years in Erie, Presque Isle Bay starts March with a thin but safe skim of ice at the very beginning of the month, yet these waters are usually open by the end of the month.  2013 is proving to be quite normal.   One of the larger problems with this is… View Article


SALT, SALT, SALT – – Winter in Erie

Posted: January 6, 2013 9:32 am

  PENNDOT and Salt!  The two go together like ham and eggs, bread and butter and peanut butter and jelly    But, this is not true on Presque Isle.  The park may be one of only a few places in Erie County that NO SALT is used to help melt ice and snow.   Many visitors to… View Article


WHERE DID ALL THAT WATER GO – – LAKE LEVELS PLUNGE

Posted: December 22, 2012 7:59 am

  If you walk along Presque Isle shorelines, whether it be lake, lagoon or bay, you might ask, “Where did all the water go?”   No, it’s not just bad eyesight.  Water levels on the Great Lakes are nearing their all-time historic lows and are now having a negative effect on recreational boating and fishing. In… View Article


LA DOLCE VITA

Posted: September 4, 2012 10:22 am

          Dawn is past, and the sun has broken free of the horizon as my wife and I pull into the Perry Monument parking lot.  The sun is bright with high white cumulus clouds tumbling playfully across a rich blue sky. We are here this morning to meet Bob Harris and walk Graveyard Pond… View Article


CHASING PRESQUE ISLE’S DRAGONS – – Facts and Myths about Dagonflies

Posted: July 17, 2012 6:56 am

               The pretty little dragonfly that swoops and flits around while you are walking the Presque Isle lagoon shoreline has been the subject of intrigue on every single continent where it is found.  Worldwide, each civilization has developed its own unique meanings regarding the behavior and lifestyle of the dragonfly.  In our part… View Article


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