Joan, N8YFF, is involved with MIDCARS, the Mid-American Amateur Radio Service. Joan runs their 40m net several times a week on 7258 KHz.
Here in Ashtabula, we have quite a busy port of Lake Freighter as well as pleasure and sailing vessels.
Lake Erie does freeze during the winter, so there is usually not much traffic during those months.
If you have permission to access the club roster, it will be visible here