Largest Great Lakes in-water show returns

CEDAR POINT, Ohio — The North American In-Water Boat Show, the largest in-water show on the Great Lakes, will return to Cedar Point Sept. 14-18 and will feature new powerboats, sailboats, accessories and equipment alongside quality pre-owned product and educational displays.

“It’s all about the location,” said Show Manager Ken Alvey. “The show is big because it is in the heart of prime boating territory. This area has one of the highest densities of boats per acre of water in the entire Midwest and supports all sorts of on-the-water activities. Whether you like cruising, fishing, sailing or picnicking on a pontoon, we’re going to have something for you. There will be a boat for every budget and every pastime.”

Off the docks on Friday and Saturday, teen sailor Abby Sunderland — who in 2010 capsized in the Indian Ocean while attempting to become the youngest person to solo circumnavigate the globe — will sign copies of her book “Unsinkable” and discuss her two days lost at sea.

The WKFM Wing Eating Contest will be held at noon on Saturday, during which local contestants will race to finish T.G.I. Friday’s chicken wings to try to win four Cedar Point HalloWeekends passes and an overnight stay at Sawmill Creek Resort in Huron, Ohio.

The North American In-Water Boat Show will be open noon to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Admission will be $9 for adults; children 12 and younger will get in free.

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