CABBS Journal Activity Reports

Paddle Making with Max Peterson

Max Peterson, a professional woodworker in the Pittsburgh area, believes just about anyone can make a paddle and can make it from just about any wood. He thinks of a paddle in three parts: the...

Building Masts and Spars by the Bird‘s Mouth Method

[dropcap]R[/dropcap]ic Altfather’s clear explanations and finely crafted samples took the mystery out of building lightweight yet very strong masts and spars by the bird’s mouth method. Now that we know the magician’s tricks, we...

Kirk Lombardy: Maritime Weather Forecaster

If there is one bad boy of weather it is hot, moist air. It is the foundation on which thunderstorms and hurricanes develop. Kirk Lombardy and other weather specialists at the NOAA office based at...

Dwight Davis: Lakeside Wooden Boat Society

Is boatbuilding social work? Before you give me your best “what da???” take my little quiz. Do you like it when people come out of nowhere to admire your boat and ask you questions...

Carrie Sowden: Lake Erie Shipwreck Archaeologist

There are over 2, 200 shipwrecks on the bottom of the Great Lakes and approximately 260 are in Ohio waters. Carrie Sowden, the Archaeological Director of the Peachman Lake Erie Shipwreck Research Center of...

Elaine Marsh, Friends
of the Crooked River

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Cuyahoga River, a 100 mile long ribbon of water that starts by flowing south and then u-turns north to empty into Lake Erie, is a national reference point in environmental history. In the...

Ray Myers, Great Lakes Sailor

Ray spent a portion of his life sailing as a cook and steward aboard Great Lakes freighters of the Oglebay Norton fleet. He transferred his skills ashore and today, he operates the Great Lakes...

Steamship William G. Mather

The Ship that Built Cleveland

Presentation on the Great Lakes carrier William G. Mather Les and Kathy Weston gave a slide talk on the history and restoration of the Great Lakes freighter WILLIAM G. MATHER . The boat was...

Old Woman Creek

Old Woman Creek Estuary

Presentation by: Heather Elmer Dept. of Fisheries Ohio Department of Wildlife  Old Woman Creek and Lake Erie form an estuary located a few miles east of Huron, Ohio. What is an estuary? It is...