Merwin's Wharf

photo of Lake Erie tugboat
KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

Over the past 50 years, freight traffic on the lower Cuyahoga River has increasingly competed with smaller watercraft as the river has rebounded to become a recreation channel. Watershed is a series looking at our waterways and what the future holds for them. This installment looks at one river, competing interests.

photo of Blazing Paddles
KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

About 250 people participated in the second annual “Blazing Paddles” event Saturday, as part of the commemoration of the 1969 Cuyahoga River fire.

VIVIAN GOODMAN / WKSU

The Cleveland Metroparks entered a new realm in the summer of 2014 : the restaurant business. This is the third winter Merwin’s Wharf has been serving customers on the east bank of the Cuyahoga River near downtown Cleveland.

In today’s story from the Quick Bites larder, WKSU’s Vivian Goodman reports on the restaurant’s appeal for food and nature lovers alike.

It’s nature plus nurture at Merwin’s Wharf, named for Noble Merwin, one of the Flat’s first saloon keepers. Today, Executive Chef Jarrod McCarthy is in charge.