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PRESQUE ISLE LIGHTHOUSE –PART II

Posted: July 25, 2016 5:43 am

  The original site of the lighthouse was 450 feet from the water, but this distance was constantly changing because storms on the lake and the erosion caused by them.  Due to this continuing problem, a small jetty was eventually put in place to help secure the area so that the lighthouse would not be… 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



YOUR OWN GREEN PHARMACY – -(or how to enjoy your weeds)

Posted: July 2, 2016 6:58 pm

  Part I   This blog begins a series on the benefits from the common plants we see on an almost daily basis even in the woods and fields of Presque Isle.  I will try to cover about a dozen or more plants, trees, flowers, berries and roots in this series. They can be wild,… 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


NATURE IS A WORLD OF CAMOUFLAGE – – PART ONE

Posted: June 3, 2016 6:14 am

             How to eat and not be eaten is an unrelenting problem in the natural world.   To survive insects, animals, replies and birds must constantly pursue smaller prey (their food) while depending on ingenious tactics and devices for defense against their larger enemies. In this constant struggle, nature gives each… 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


POLLINATOR FRIENDLY PLANTS

Posted: April 29, 2016 5:06 am

              I really do love this amazing time of transition we call spring.  Unlike people living in the deep south of our country, we here in the Northeast do get four seasons in our year.  The timing of the season varies each and every year, and to me that is good. Just walk outside… View Article



THE BIRDS OF PRESQUE ISLE AND THE UNEXPECTED THINGS THEY DO

Posted: April 5, 2016 3:51 pm

Our world is full of birds. Some of them live and stay in our Northwestern Pennsylvania area and on Presque Isle all the time.  Others like the robins and warblers come and go. They move somewhere warmer and avoid the cold winter climate. The nature of birds is different than that of humans. Male birds,… View Article


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