Ohio Lighthouses (Images of America Series)

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Ohio Lighthouses reveals a multitude of stories about the structures along Lake Erie. It chronicles make overs, such as the transformation of the 1821 Marblehead Lighthouse from ugly duckling to beautiful swan. It also documents heartbreaking tales, like the story of the fire at the Green Island Lighthouse that started during a New Year's dinner while the lighthouse keeper's son watched from a mile away on South Bass Island; he, along with friends, unable to come to the rescue in a snowstorm. It touches on the ...
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Overview


Ohio Lighthouses reveals a multitude of stories about the structures along Lake Erie. It chronicles make overs, such as the transformation of the 1821 Marblehead Lighthouse from ugly duckling to beautiful swan. It also documents heartbreaking tales, like the story of the fire at the Green Island Lighthouse that started during a New Year's dinner while the lighthouse keeper's son watched from a mile away on South Bass Island; he, along with friends, unable to come to the rescue in a snowstorm. It touches on the strength of Mother Nature, such as late one fall when a blizzard struck as two lighthouse keepers were preparing to leave the Ashtabula Lighthouse for the winter. For three days, waves washed over the lighthouse in sub-zero temperatures, and water froze as it fell. The sun came out on the fourth day, but the men found themselves unable to open the door. Other interesting histories include those of the lost lighthouse, a disappearing lighthouse sinking into Lake Erie, a Romanesque lighthouse 8 miles from shore, the wood lighthouse on a slightly sinful island, the lighthouse built to last forever but slated for the wrecking ball, and more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738583327
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 6/20/2011
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,375,832
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Wil and Pat O'Connell have spent the past 20 years photographing lighthouses on the Great Lakes, East Coast, and Florida and writing about them. Will was raised in Cleveland and sailed the Great Lakes in his youth. As a child, Pat spent summers with her parents boating and fishing around the Lake Erie Islands.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 The Disappearing Island Lighthouse 9

2 World Famous Ship Wrecks near the Lighthouse 23

3 Fire Destroys the Lighthouse 29

4 Slightly Sinful Island Lighthouses 35

5 From Ugly Duckling to Beautiful Swan 47

6 Lighthouses at Famous Cedar Point 63

7 Mystery of the Lost Lighthouse 83

8 The Most Beloved Lighthouse 93

9 Heroes at Cleveland Lighthouses 101

10 A Haunted Lighthouse and Entombed Keepers 113

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