The boating advisory at Grand Lake St. Marys was lifted just in time for the Labor Day weekend but it appears someone forgot to forward the memo to Mother Nature.

The sun was shining but that didn’t fool anyone, all you had to do was look at the lake, see the white caps and you knew boating would be treacherous.

The lake was pretty much boatless on Monday until a group of sailboats hit the water to take advantage of the high winds.

Don Davis of Kettering, south of Dayton, has been coming to the Grand Lake for 30 years, he says the water quality has never been great but they enjoy coming to St. Marys.

All you had to do was look at various empty docks and boats that haven’t been on the water for a while and you know its been a tough year at Grand Lake.

The toxic algae blooms and multiple advisories sent many people packing early this summer. Davis says its not been a normal year but they are not giving up on Grand Lake and are confident of its return to better days.

State officials will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, September 7th from 7 to 9pm at Celina High School’s Field house. State officials from various state agencies will be on hand to give a presentation and then answer questions.

Questions will be submitted on cards filled out as guests enter the meeting.