Are you Febru-weary? Maybe time to see a dock!
It’s kinda difficult to imagine it with the white stuff falling from the sky, but better days are just around the corner here at your favorite Lake Erie Marina. We can’t wait to go from this (left) to this (Right).
Now Open Saturday’s…It’s quite an oar-deal.
Moreover, now is the time to start to “Think Spring” and get your plans ready. To help you find where your boat would like to spend the summer, we are now Open Saturdays from 10am – 3pm.
Snow Joke, we’ll be here!
Now that February has officially drawn to a close we are hoping you have a chance get out of the house and stop by and see what we have to offer. We would like to show you around and talk boating to see where your Crew wants to drop anchor. Launch is drawing closer by the day. Plus the coffee is on us!
We hope to see you dockside!
A big “THANK YOU” to the City and Ice Breaking Crews..
As we awoke today, for the first time in several weeks we found the Vermilion River to be free of ice and for that we are grateful. Winter can be a tricky time to navigate within the river community, we are especially thankful that the City of Vermilion and South Shore Dredge and Dock have worked very diligently in keeping the ice flows under control.
Pictured below the last of the ice flowing out.
Breaking up is hard to do…
As you can see the crew from South Shore really had some work to do chomping up the ice as it passed.
All’s well that ends well…
Here at your homeport, you can see what ice in the channel is melting on it’s own under some of the mild temps this week. Now, we can look forward to the approaching spring!
We’re up to Snow Good….
We all know that the cold weather just makes us appreciate the warm that follows. Before you know it, we will start to think about putting boats in and hopefully forget all this single digit frigidness of the past week. That said, we are Snow Happy to see you, so.
There’s Snow Place Like Home!
So what can we do about this in the meantime? How about a little get together for all of our Captain’s and Crew to reassure and remind us all of better days ahead.
Join us at Romp’s Open House (aka “It’s the Snow Life” Party) this weekend January 26 & 27 from 11am to 2pm. We will be serving Hot Dogs, & Ice Cream Sundaes (yes, Dairy Dock Ice Cream in the winter as we will have a machine up and running) and all your favorite beverages. Plus, door prizes every half hour and even a little gift full of treats.
So mark you Calendar because its a Snow Day (for Boaters)!
Also, new Captains and Crews looking for a place to drop anchor next summer, please feel free to stop by, we would like to show you all we have to offer. We hope to see you dockside!
New Year, New Boating Season…
Everyone here at your homeport wishes you a great 2019, and can’t wait to get the season started. Year after year folks start a new year’s resolution right about this time. but what if we told you we have a healthy one that the whole family can enjoy!
Resolve to go boating!
That’s right, forget the fad diets and signing up for a year at the gym when you will only go a time or two. This time resolve to get the whole family into the great outdoors, and really take advantage of all the things our area has to offer on the water.
Or just keep it reel!
Or maybe just resolve to spend some quiet time away from all those electronic gadgets. Now is the time to plan, and to stop wishing, start thinking fishing! Just you and some peace and quiet out on Mother Erie.
Rock the Dock…
You don’t even have to leave the marina to enjoy some time in the sun! You can make a splash with friends and family this year!
New Year, New You…
So resolve just to relax, and enjoy what is already here, here’s hoping we see you dockside!
From the “Stitch in Time” dept…
So the short days of Winter have started to show up along with some chilly temps at your home-port. Among the top questions we get this time of year is “What do you do in the winter, go to Florida?“.
Repair, Repaint, or Replace..
Florida? well, not exactly, in fact we are busy grinding, welding and painting docks, repairing boats and upgrading the marina in various ways from lighting to equipment repairs, and so much more.
You can see we really “Scrape” by…
Every year we take pride in getting the Marina ready for the next great boating season. As well as getting some of our captains in ship shape for the voyages ahead. Though we do take some time off at Thanksgiving and Christmas, the rest of the time we are right here at your home-port prepping for the days to come.
There’s a reason we’re thinking of next season…
So we hope this answers the question of what a marina does in the off-season. The answer is look forward to the ON season (as in ON THE WATER) . Thanks for stopping by!