2018-07-30 Put-in-Bay, Ohio

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Put-in-Bay, Ohio – Neither and I had ever been here before and some of the parties that go on are legendary so truthfully we were not overly excited but submitted to peer pressure and made a stop! Our stop was a mid-week stop so we figured any potential parties were likely to be contained…and in fact they were. We had a delightful visit and with a such a historic monument greeting us, how could we not?

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We even had a double ended rainbow with no rain show itself…how cool is that, a rainbow and never getting wet

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Of course our very first stop had to be a history lesson which we were a bit ignorant of, but that is why we do this.

Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial

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I sure do appreciated plaques that to the explaining here so I dont have  too!

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You have likely heard the phrase but now you know the origin!

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Zoom in….

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Viewed from the top of the Memorial, Magnolia grabbed a mooring ball. Mid week, the mooring field was empty. We were told by the weekend it would be full and people rafted up!

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Magnolia is the last vessel down and left in photo.

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The view to the NE from the memorial

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As expected the town is all about the tourist. It felt like a mini Block Island RI though BL has better ice cream….yes it is true! Seeing this sign immediately made of think of our friend Frank & Elaine wondering on the progress of their project? I also know what we will be doing when we arrive in Towanda NY…..

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I had no idea that northern ohio was such a hot bed of carousels, but more on that in the next post!

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We also made a stop across the harbor to Gibraltar Island which is home to the Stone Laboratory operated by Ohio State University.

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They study much of the great lakes ecosystem and that includes snakes….yeah, my favorite!

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But in addition to the science, there was some history so that was the up-shoot! More information about Jay Cooke.

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Supposedly this man-made cave was used during prohibition to smuggle booze in from Canada (un-substantiated)

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In an effort to escape the tourist area (ok, the best we could) we were told of a place the locals go outside of town. It was a lovely way to wind down our stay and I enjoyed the bottle of beer talking to me about the history of Oliver Hazzard Perry….it was amazing!!!!! Smile

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