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THRILLED BY A SUNRISE AND PRESQUE ISLE’S SIGNS OF SPRING

Posted: April 12, 2014 9:44 am

The last few mornings on Presque Isle have made me feel assured that spring indeed bursting out all over.   There is still ice on the lake and the park has even moved the beach walk back due to the ice.  But many other factors are factored into my idea that spring is about to arrive.  … View Article


HISTORY OF WATERWORKS PART IV

Posted: April 8, 2014 6:13 pm

This blog article will be centered on two things that never happened in Presque Isle’s Waterworks area. I wonder what this innovative development could have done for the park had it ever been done. Up until just about Christmas of 2013, I had never heard of two possible developments or ideas that might have made… View Article


AH, SPRING ON PRESQUE ISLE – - Well, Almost

Posted: April 4, 2014 6:40 pm

  Is it the return of the Red-Winged Blackbirds and the Robins? Is it the first bees buzzing in the Crocus cups? Maybe it is the ever-so-slight hint of green waltzing its way through parts of the Presque Isle woods. How about the visiting Turkey Buzzards on their way north? What is it that tells… View Article


MY MARCH MADNESS IS NOT BASKETBALL THIS YEAR!

Posted: March 31, 2014 5:39 pm

 I had originlly scheduled Part IV of Water works for this post, however I just discovered something that was proposed for the ponds at Waterworks and until I reseach it, it will not be posted until next week. It was mid-March when I decided I really needed to vent about this year’s unrelenting cold and… View Article


HISTORY OF THE WATERWORKS AREA OF PRESQUE ISLE – - Part III

Posted: March 25, 2014 7:06 am

  As most of you may have surmised from Part I and II of this Waterworks Blog, the citizens were not even a little happy with the behavior of their elected City Council during the early 1900s. Their unwillingness to act upon the water and sewage problems and the sickness and deaths that these problems… View Article


HISTORY OF THE WATERWORKS AREA OF PRESQUE ISLE – - Part II

Posted: March 19, 2014 6:49 am

In my last blog I discussed the Water Commission and the transfer of 175 acres of Presque Isle to their ownership in 1902. This transfer enabled them to begin the process of planning that would take a pipeline under Presque Isle and out into Lake Erie. Once complete plans were drawn and bids on the… View Article


HISTORY OF THE WATERWORKS AREA OF PRESQUE ISLE – -PART I

Posted: March 13, 2014 9:32 am

               When the Civil War started in 1861, Erie, like many northern towns and cities was developing a flourishing industrial economy.    Presque Isle, at the time, was just a place to hunt, fish and party on the weekends.   Reachable only by boat, it was a wild and swampy island or… View Article


LAKE ERIE SHORELINE & BLUFF EROSION AND RECESSION

Posted: March 8, 2014 9:08 am

  Most of us really do not realize exactly how much of the Lake Erie shoreline and bluffs disappear into the lake each year.    This not only affects Presque Isle, but also has a negative effect on the lake shore of our Lake Erie and the other Great Lakes.    Recently I found that in most… View Article


PHOTOGRAPHY’S BLURRED AND CHANGING PRACTICES

Posted: March 3, 2014 8:03 am

The above photograph of a Presque Isle sunrise over the bay is very beautiful and sets a quiet and restful morning mood. However, do you think I should add a fisherman on a pier and a sailboat turning in the breeze just offshore? This would add another degree of interest to the photo and maybe… View Article


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