There is a great new app available for iPhone/iPad and Android that will help you pinpoint river conditions for worry-free boating.
In the app store or Google play search for Recr8OhioRiver.
The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSD) and its partners, Sanitation District No. 1 of Northern Kentucky (SD1) and the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO), are committed to improving water quality in the Ohio River and promoting it as a natural and economic asset.
The group has developed the Recr8OhioRiver website and an app to provide Ohio River water quality information and river conditions in the Greater Cincinnati area (from the Meldahl to Markland Locks and Dam) to recreational users and others as they are planning to boat, fish, swim or engage in other water sports.
This app will let you know river conditions, water temperature, swimming conditions, etc.
On Saturday, June 14, Lighthouse Point Yacht Club will have Sarah Davies Photography here on site. We picked this day hoping that more people will be around to take advantage of the opportunity since it is the Saturday of the Rising Sun Yacht Club Fish Fry. If there is bad weather, we will reschedule, and if you’re not likely to be here on June 14, we can always make other arrangements with Sarah for a private session.
For only $20, she will take a small set of photos, pick the best one, edit it, and email it to you. Arrangements for longer sessions or more prints can be made with her on the day. Her normal sessions are also extremely affordable, and you own the photos afterwards (you don’t have to go through her to get more printed).
Contact Angie in the office at (812) 926-4505 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested to be sure you don’t miss out on this opportunity.
Start thinking about what kind of setup you would like in your photos. With the Lighthouse and such a large property, as well as photos with your boat and on the water, your possibilities are endless!
Below is a sample of her work, including some taken at LPYC. I’ll tell you: I had a hard time just picking a few. Her work is outstanding!
Throughout the winter, I’ve been receiving a lot of links pertaining to the “ghost ship” that can be found in a small creek on the Kentucky side of the Ohio River just across from Lawrenceburg.
Originally launched in 1902 and known as the Celt, it was built as a 186 foot luxury liner. In 1917, the US Navy acquired the boat and renamed it the USS Sachem. It was originally used to fight submarines in World War I, and then they turned it over to Thomas Edison to perform government sponsored experiments.
After World War I, it was sold back into private hands, where it was used as a fishing boat until World War II broke out. It was rented by the Navy again and renamed the USS Phenakite.
After World War II, it was sold to a sightseeing tour company in New York City and renamed the Circle Line V. It was used as a tour boat until the 80’s, when it was purchased by a Cincinnati resident, Robert Miller, who brought it to the creek where it sits today (which was previously his private property).
You can catch sight of the bow of the then Circle Line V at the 1:52 minute mark in Madonna’s “Papa Don’t Preach” video.
What many of you don’t know is that a few years ago we had a couple of meetings with Mr. Miller about acquiring the boat to keep at Lighthouse. Even though Robert sold the property the boat sits on, the boat is still owned by him. There have been numerous people who have tried to purchase it (or those of us…ahem…who hoped he would donate it to them), but he didn’t budge. It would have been a huge undertaking to get it downriver, considering it’s been stuck in mud for over 25 years.
It’s staying in that creek.
So this summer, if you’re trying to find a new place to explore, take a smaller boat up to see the Sachem!
Here is the photo gallery I’ve just added on this site with our own personal photos of the Sachem. Feel free to email us at email@example.com with any additional photos you may have and I’ll add them as well (with photo credit, of course).
The District Threads tri-blend V neck tee will have the Lighthouse Point Yacht Club logo across the chest. It is a tri-blend that gives the shirt a soft, heathered effect. It is 50/38/12 poly/ring spun/cotton/rayon.
These will run $15 + tax ($16.05)
They come a bit more fitted and stretchy than a regular T-shirt and are sized in young men’s/juniors sizes, so there is a size chart below.
Young men’s fit sizes available: XS-4XL.
Junior’s sizes available: XS-4XL.
Colors available: grey heather, maritime heather, chocolate heather, natural heather, dark fuschia heather, eggplant heather, green heather, navy heather.
To order please email your preferences to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Angie in the office at 812-926-4505.
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