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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Coast Guard making big changes on Lake Erie with two Ohio stations subject to at least partial closure

Operating since 1876, the Coast Guard’s Station Fairport will undergo severely restricted services starting this year while the service will completely shutter its Ashtabula Harbor stations, which has been in operation since 1893. (Photo by Jeffrey L. Frischkorn)

For boaters and boating anglers plying Lake Erie between Cleveland to Conneaut, Ohio, better know how to tread water for a good 90 minutes.
That is the maximum length of time the law allows for the U.S. Coast Guard to respond in case of an emergency. And given that the agency intends to moth-ball its seasonal Station Ashtabula Harbor and severely restrict operations at its Station Fairport Harbor, 90 minutes could be optimistic regardless of what Congress has mandated.

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