Catawba Island show starts today

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The Lake Erie Marine Trades Association’s Progressive Catawba Island Boat Show opens a week from today and will run through April 29 with more than 100 power and sailboats on display at the Catawba Island Club on western Lake Erie.

The 14th edition of the show will have accessory, service and equipment displays. Dealers from Ohio and Michigan will display boats up to 60 feet long, showcasing many boats that were too big to display at the winter’s regional indoor shows.

In addition to the marine displays, there will be daily live music, craft beer vendors, a wine-tasting party and Discover lake Erie Sailing rides. The show is the only time of the year when the club is open to the public. Parking and show admission are free.

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