Cleveland is a major port on Lake Erie, with most of the large commercial ore boats traversing the narrow, crooked Cuyahoga River. There is however a port at the entrance to the river, as well as an old Art Deco Coast Guard station, all with great views of the river, lake and city.
A marina on Whiskey Island (actually a peninsula) is home to the tug boat fleet, as well as some pleasure boats.
The vacant coast guard station is a beautiful art deco building that the city is now restoring.
The harbor lighthouse leads out from the safe waters behind the breakwater to the often turbulent water of Lake Erie.
The mix of huge ore boats and small sailboats is interesting.
An amazing collection of bridges cross the Cuyahoga, some are small lift bridges (the foreground is a lift bridge for the railroad), as well as high level bridges.
The harbor crane with a background of a downtown skyscraper.