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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


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


SILENT BIRDS OF THE NIGHT – – -OWLS

Posted: February 2, 2017 7:38 pm

    On nearly silent wings, owls easily fly at night whether it be in the open or through deep woods.  In fact, they are seldom active during the day.  Their exceptionally large eyes which face forward allow them to have binocular vision.  This unique feature allows them to see well at night and to… View Article


PRESQUE ISLE “TIDBITS AND HISTORY.” # 2

Posted: December 18, 2016 7:51 pm

Here is a continuation of my Presque Isle “Tidbits and History.”  I am amazed at how much in the way of comments, calls and some new information I received from the first article.  Here’s a thanks to Curt B. for tidbit number 1 in this issue.   There were seven steam powered passenger vessels serving… View Article


THE DELIGHTS OF AN EARLY BUT COOL FALL WALK ON PRESQUE ISLE

Posted: November 4, 2016 5:32 pm

    The day before yesterday it was 79 degrees out, and today the TV says its 42 degrees. I really do think that they might be a little optimistic with that temperature.  They feel tomorrow we will see the first 30’s of the fall.  Well, to many of us who have been in northwestern… View Article


READING NATURES SIGNS

Posted: October 31, 2016 8:15 am

One of the most frequent questions I get asked about nature on Presque Isle is: “Where are all the animals, birds and other wildlife that stories in the nature TV always keeps showing on the parks that they visit.?”  Well like all things TV, you see perhaps an hour or so about the many, many… View Article


WHISPERS OF THE HEART

Posted: October 22, 2016 7:25 am

  Have you ever tasted a thunderstorm coming in from the lake?  Has the haunting call of a coyote at sunset ever made a shiver steal down your spine?  How about watching a soaring Bald Eagle fly across a Presque Isle sunset? These simple examples in nature are three instances of occurrences that can take… 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


PRESQUE ISLE LIGHTHOUSE OPENS FOR SUMMER SEASON

Posted: May 24, 2016 10:38 am

  PRESQUE ISLE LIGHTHOUSE OPENS FRIDAY, JUNE 27   The summer 2016 season for the Presque Isle Lighthouse opens Friday June 27.  This season the Lighthouse has new hours and days that it will be open.  the lighthouse will open to visitors five days a week.  In addition, the daily hours have been expanded.   For… View Article


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