USCG Nav Center Releases 2023 Light Lists

USCG Navigation Center 2023 Light Lists are now available on the USCG Navigation Center’s website.

Coast Guard Light Lists are a means for communicating aids to navigation information to the maritime public. Local Notice to Mariners will continue to advise Light List corrections and NAVCEN will continue to publish a compilation of corrections.

Complete versions of the 2023 Light Lists are updated weekly on the NAVCEN website and mariners should download applicable copies and updates as needed at:

USCG Morrow Bay / 9 January 2022


A summary of weekly 2023 Light List corrections are available at:

Sweet Sound of Water

It is common to associate water with certain sound words, kerplunk and drip come to mind.  Today’s sound word for Lake Erie is mellifluous, from Latin mellifluus–flowing like honey.  This word is used most frequently to describe music.  Today, however, as the M/V Put-in-Bay shuttled along, there seems no better descriptor!


Aquatics Visitors Center Opens June 15th

Research vessels dock at the Aquatic Visitors Center.

Aquatic Visitors Center opens Wednesday, 15 June 2022.  Hours are 10am to 5pm Wednesday through Saturday, and admission is free.

  • Investigate Lake Erie’s complex ecosystem through hands-on science activities
  • Observe live Lake Erie fish species
  • Discover current research being done to protect Lake Erie
  • Examine how the fish hatchery operated and see some of the original equipment
  • Ask Aquatic Visitors Center experts your Lake Erie questions

Operated by Ohio State University’s Ohio Sea Grant, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife, the Aquatic Visitors Center served as the State Fish Hatchery at Put-in-Bay from 1907 through 1988.  Ohio Sea Grant and the Division of Wildlife lead the way on research to solve the most pressing problems facing Lake Erie. Some of this research takes place on-site at the neighboring Stone Laboratory on Gibraltar Island, the nation’s oldest biological freshwater field station and The Ohio State University’s island campus on Lake Erie.