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



TIRED OF Pokémon – – TRY ANIMAL TRACKING

Posted: September 29, 2016 4:47 pm

The current Pokémon fad is driving many people to tears.  Just TRY to go out to the Perry Monument area of Presque Isle and see if you are able to actually walk out to the monument without being trampled by “Pokémon” enthusiasts.  Yes, I realize the new trend is harmless and will fade out after… View Article


FRIENDS OF TOM RIDGE ENVIRONMENTAL CENETR

Posted: September 21, 2016 10:09 am

            Again this year, as in the past five, the Friends of Tom Ridge Environmental Center will be hosting a Holiday Movie Series on the “Big Green Screen” during December.  Showings this year will be on, December 2nd & 3rd, 9th & 10th, 16th & 17th, the 23, and a season ending December 30…. View Article



MY TWO NEW BOOKS ARE NOW OUT AND SELLING QUITE WELL

Posted: September 12, 2016 2:49 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



MEDICINAL HERBS PROGRAMS AT TREC

Posted: August 8, 2016 11:01 am

  If you have been following my blogs on using herbs, plants and what most of us call weeds for medical purposes, a new series of programs being offered at Tom Ridge Environmental Center will definitely peak your interest.  They start August 18th and consist of nine different programs and continue through December 6th.   Each… 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 –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


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