Steve Pollick, The Blade's outdoors editor, has received a national award for his series, Voyage of the Golden Eagle, which appeared in February and July, 2007.
The series, which included photographic essays that appeared in The Blade's Toledo Magazine page, placed second in the boating/paddlesports category for newspapers in competition conducted by the Outdoor Writers Association of America.
Mr. Pollick's writings and photography were related to his two tours as a deckhand in the Caribbean and along the U.S. Atlantic Coast aboard the Golden Eagle, a 32-foot sailboat skippered by Rex Damschroder of Fremont. Mr. Damschroder took the vessel on a 10,000-mile transatlantic circuit, which included a solo passage of the central Atlantic. The Eagle returned to home port, Port Clinton, last July after three years at sea. OWAA announced the award at its annual conference in Bismarck, N.D.