OF THE WEEK:
Ringo’s Lakeside Marina
Desiree Gaoiran, Staff
Four years ago, Cathy and
her husband John Reiss, purchased Ringo’s Lakeside Marina and
relocated here from California with their 3 amazing kids. The couple
desired the peace and tranquility that this area offered and fell in
love with the peaceful vibe that living on the Oregon Coast provides.
When I walked in to interview Cathy, I quickly realized how different
life was on the water. It was as if I had walked down the dock into a
whole different world. We sat at a table overlooking the water while
the bright orange sun was beaming straight down upon us. During the
span of the interview I was able to see just how wonderful Cathy
interacts with the customers. She is very kind, personable and
knowledgeable about everything fishing and boating related. The Marina
has a very family orientated feeling and Cathy says, “Everyone
that comes here, comes here looking for one thing and that is
Ringo’s Lakeside Marina has supplies and more for your maritime fun or sport.
Did you know that Ringo’s Lakeside Marina has been in business since
1906? Did you also know that Tenmile Lakes is actually two natural
lakes connected by a man made channel? It’s the perfect place for
sailing, fishing, swimming, or boating. Tenmile Lakes is one of
Oregon’s most popular bodies of water and is a great place for fishing
catfish, bluegill, crappie, trout, and large mouth bass. The lakes are
very unique in that they drain directly into the ocean. This provides
them with Coho
Salmon and Steelhead in the the fall. Ringo’s
Lakeside Marina is a full service marina serving Tenmile Lakes and the
town of Lakeside.
Ringo’s is the only year round full service marina on the lakes! They
offer fishing and ski boat rentals, water-sport equipment sales and
rentals, mooring space, boat repair, convenience store, tackle shop,
fishing/hunting license sales, cabin checks and water taxi
They have an amazing mechanic, Harry Bingham.
However, Harry was there long before the couple ever purchased the
business. Cathy says, “He was actually one of the main reasons we
decided to be here. He conveyed to us the kind of peaceful lifestyle we
were seeking.” He does quality work, has great customer service skills,
and fair rates. Harry has a lifetime of experience working on all
things mechanical and really does go above and beyond for people. He
works on inboards, outboards, cars and trucks.
Are you looking for
something new and exciting to do with your friends or family? They have
surprisingly inexpensive rates on their boat rentals. The next time
you’re in the neighborhood, stop by and say hello to the amazing
people down at the Marina. They are located at 325 South 8th Street in
Lakeside. You can also reach them at (541)759-3312 or visit their
website at ringoslakesidemarina.com.
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