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Flames on the Water

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Heritage Harbor Ottawa sponsored our 2nd Annual Venetian Night on Saturday, August 7, 2010 at the Heritage Harbor Marina. The evening was full of entertainment, food, and was capped of by the creatively decorated boats on parade that lit up the harbor on a beautiful summer night. Thank you to the many area residents and [...]

Adrenaline Rush

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Saturday July 17, 2010, Heritage Harbor Ottawa and Quest Watersports sponsored River Games 2010. This 2nd annual event showcased some of the great Adventure Lifestyle vendors in Starved Rock Country. The professional wakeboard instructors gave free education to those interested in trying this sport for the first time. A mid day demonstration by the wakeboarding [...]

1st Annual Venetian Night – A HUGE Success!

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

You couldn’t have asked for a better night for Heritage Harbor Ottawa’s 1st Annual Venetian Night parade.  The ten boats from our 32-acre marina were decked out with lights, music, dancers in grass skirts, and even a dog dressed up as Santa Claus.  This year’s event drew visitors from throughout the State of Illinois.  Many [...]

The Odd Couple

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Starring Ottawa native Walt Willey from All My Children, come see The Odd Couple in Ottawa.


Monday, June 15th, 2009

Mark Pentecost snapped this picture recently.  He missed his calling as a National Geographics photographer! Wow!

Harbor Happenings Volume 6 – A Publication of HHO Marina (Click here)

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Heritage   Thursday, June 11, 2009Volume 6 From the Holding Tank Are you up to date? Be sure to check and replace any out-of-date safety equipment on your boat(s). Expiration dates are clearly printed on all marine flares. Check dates and fill levels on all fire extinguishers and extinguisher systems. We have state and federal [...]

Introducing Boat & Breakfast

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

Heritage Harbor Ottawa is introducing an exciting new hospitality service in June called Boat and Breakfast.  Modeled after the popular bed and breakfast inn concept found world wide, Heritage Harbor Ottawa’s inns are boats.  “Floating bed and breakfasts are a unique alternative to a regular bed and breakfast,” says Tom Heimsoth, developer of Heritage Harbor.  “It’s [...]

Harbor Happenings Newsletter Volume 5 – A Publication of HHO Marina (Click here)

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

 Please visit us on Heritage   Thursday, June 4, 2009Volume 5   From the Holding Tank Although not new to boating, I have never locked through on a river system. Today I had the opportunity to accompany Captain Moe on the river as he prepared for his “Locking Through” seminar. I found the experience highly [...]

Fast wireless comes to the HHO marina

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

We’ve got screaming speeds now.  Without sounding too techie, we upgraded our infrastructure which is all you need to know to surf great sites like www.HeritageHarborOttawa.com.   Happy surfing!!!

Small Boat, Big Adventure

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

As originally printed in The Daily Times on June 6, 2009 Heritage Harbor Ottawa is becoming a familiar stop for those traveling the 6,000-mile Great Loop waterway. Oftentimes, those traveling come equipped with large boats with sleeping and eating quarters, bearing names like C-Life and Phantom of the Aqua. But when first-time Great Looper Katie [...]

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