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PRESQUE ISLE LIGHT STATION – – – UP-DATE 2016

Posted: November 16, 2016 10:59 am

The Presque Isle Light Station had over  30,000 visitors tour the lighthouse over the season from the end of May to September 30.   In addition, many stopped before and after hours just to view the lighthouse and take photographs.  It was a great season during a fantastic Erie summer.   Seems a bit strange to say… View Article


PRESQUE ISLE TIDBITS AND HISTORY

Posted: October 8, 2016 8:18 am

Here is a short compilation of historical tidbits about Presque Isle and Presque Isle Bay.  I have compiled this list over a number of years. And it now is 45 items long and growing quickly.  I thought readers might find some of them interesting. In 1754, the French, from the fort on the mainland, built… View Article


PRESQUE ISLE LIGHTHOUSE – – PART III

Posted: July 30, 2016 6:11 pm

      One of the most important jobs of a light keeper was to know all about and adjust the Ball Ventilator.   In the evening the keeper would climb to the lectern room and check the wind direction and speed.   Then he would adjust the vents to allow just enough draft into the lantern… View Article


PRESQUE ISLE LIGHTHOUSE

Posted: July 18, 2016 7:57 am

  When proposed, it sounded quite simple.   Build a better located new lighthouse on Presque Isle to make it safer to sail Lake Erie and to make entry into the Erie harbor easier for mariners.   Congress had approved a budget; plans were drawn.  A specific location on Presque Isle was chosen and bid information sent… View Article


MY TWO NEW BOOKS ARE OUT!!

Posted: June 16, 2016 1:17 pm

            After two years of research, hard work, and writing, writing and editing my two new books have been released by the publishers.  History Press will officially release “Pennsylvania LIGHTHOUSES on LAKE ERIE” ON Monday, June 20, and Arcadia Publishing will release “Images of Modern America – Presque Isle State Park” on the same day. … View Article


BENEFITS OF PRESQUE ISLE STATE PARK

Posted: March 19, 2016 9:16 am

  With its numerous lakefront, bayfront, beach and water-based recreational amenities plus its many other educational and recreational opportunities, our park has long been recognized as one of Pennsylvania State Parks’ crown jewels. Presque Isle attracts over 4.2 million visitors annually. They come from the local region, the rest of the United States and abroad…. View Article


AWESOME SHIPWRECK EXHIBIT AT TREC

Posted: February 8, 2016 10:50 am

It opened to big crowds on February 1 and had a full house of visitors on SATURDAY FEBRUARY 6th. It’s a wonderful exhibit on the second floor exhibit hall at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center. Visitors were quick to realize that Lake Erie’s richest history lies 60 feet under the waters near our Presque Isle… View Article


CHANGES AT THE PRESQUE ISLE LIGHTHOUSE

Posted: November 19, 2013 2:49 pm

The Presque Isle Lighthouse was commissioned in 1870 by the U.S. Lighthouse Service to replace the older Erie Light Station (commonly called Erie Land Lighthouse).  Construction began in September 1872.    Work was suspended on the lighthouse on December 8, 1872, owing to the winter weather.  In the first three month of construction, the masonry of… View Article


A BIT OF PRESQUE ISLE HISTORY – -The Marine Hospital of Pennsylvania

Posted: October 22, 2013 11:01 am

      The following is from my book—“A History of Presque Isle—As told Through Conversations with the Parks Legendry Hermit Joe Root.”   “Ya said we wuz gonna talk a while ’bout something they called the Marine Hospital.  Them boys at Reeds told me that they wuz the folks who screwed up the peninsula… View Article


A HISTORY OF PRESQUE ISLE – – New book has arrived

Posted: May 11, 2013 9:30 am

After 2 1/2 years of research, writing, correcting and more writing, my new book was released by the publisher over three weeks ago.    The books have  been available through  Bookstore.iuniverse, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com and Books-a-million.com since April 23.     Now they have arrived in both soft and hard back printed versions right here in Erie.    I will have… View Article


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