THE PRESQUE ISLE LIGHTHOUSE – – -Changes and improvements – -Part II

Posted: June 7, 2017 9:17 am

One of the very first projects on the lighthouse renovation agenda was a safety related item.  Ever since I can remember, the wrought-iron rail around the top of the tower consisted of just a single rail attached to eight upright posts. It was a straightforward design to be sure.  And, in fact, it worked quite… View Article


THE PRESQUE ISLE LIGHTHOUSE – – -Changes and improvements for the transition of Erie’s number one Historical Treasurer – – Part I

Posted: May 27, 2017 9:29 am

  It all started in 1870, when many of the leading citizens of Erie and mariners using the harbor suggested that a new lighthouse was needed to safely guide ships to the protected Erie harbor.   When this was first proposed, it sounded quite simple: build a better-located new lighthouse on Presque Isle.  It did not… View Article


Saturday Mornings on Presque Isle State Park

Posted: May 20, 2017 8:31 am

I would like to introduce Cyndie Zahner, a member of my 50’s Plus writers group who has written an enlightening and wonderful reflection on a recent event on Presque Isle.  How hope you enjoy her short piece.    From the sky it looks like a puzzle piece, Presque Isle. The sort of piece that finds… View Article


A LOOK AT NATURE ON PRESQUE ISLE – – -#1

Posted: May 6, 2017 8:33 am

  This is a first blog on various known and unknown NATURAL subjects that are found on Presque Isle State Park.  If have any other items that you think might be of interest to other readers send me your thoughts in the comment section of the blog.   Raccoons – – They are found all… View Article


THE GREAT LAKES — Part III – – Present and future risks.

Posted: April 30, 2017 12:41 pm

  Back in the 1600s, the French were the first European explorers to visit what they called the “Sweet Water Seas.”  Of course, they were referring to the Great Lakes.   These lakes, which since the time of the French settlement of the area, have captured the public’s interest because they are the world’s largest freshwater… View Article


NATURE’S FLYING GARBAGE COLLECTORS

Posted: April 19, 2017 4:40 pm

  Many people who visit Presque Isle do not know that it is part of what is known as The Great American Flyway. And as such is in the middle of the annual migration of many birds and waterfowl.   Some of these birds are only seen rarely on the park and are only passing through… View Article


THE GREAT LAKES – – Part II – Lake Erie

Posted: April 12, 2017 3:13 pm

Lake Erie is somewhat like the month of March. It arrives quietly, like a lamb, but goes out roaring like a lion. The waters of the western lakes, Superior, Michigan, and Huron, meander down the St. Clair River, through little Lake St. Clair and then down the Detroit River into Lake Erie, all without hardly… View Article


THE GREAT LAKES – – PART I

Posted: April 5, 2017 6:43 am

  Seen from above by one of NASA’s mapping satellites, the Great Lakes can be viewed covering a huge area that runs from New York State to the far reaches of Minnesota. The Great Lakes, from its western most point near Duluth, Minnesota, to the eastern most point at Kingston, Ontario, is over 1,100 miles… View Article


MY SPRING MEASURING STICK IS TOTALLY BARE AS OF TODAY

Posted: March 29, 2017 9:10 am

  What the heck am I talking about.   It was nearly 10 years ago I planted a native plant, Aronia, that grows on Presque Isle in my new side yard.  Since then, it has become the cornerstone showpiece planting of my yard.  It was planted on my then new side yard just as you enter… View Article


THE CUTE LITTLE RED FOX ON PRESQUE ISLE

Posted: March 22, 2017 8:13 am

  This cute little mammal that has been a resident of Presque Isle as long as I can remember. They were on the park back when I was just a child. So, long ago, I fell in love with these little guys.  At first it was their incredible good looks that caught my attention.  After… View Article


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