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Budny Beach

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 12, 2019
1. Budny Beach Marker
Inscription.  This beach, formerly Beach 10, is named in honor of Patrick "Pat" Budny, who at age 17, became the first person to swim the 23 miles between Long Point, Ontario, Canaca, and Presque Isle State Park. Budny accomplished this feat in 26 hours on August 20, 1975 arriving on this beach at 2:00 a.m. Timothy "Tim" Hughes, Budny's companion for the swim, had to be pulled from the water, due to exhaustion, when only two miles from this shoreline, because of strong lake currents, Budny actually swam 31 miles to accomplish this outstanding feat.
 
Erected 1976 by Erie Kiwanis Club.
 
Location. 42° 10.332′ N, 80° 5.301′ W. Marker is near Erie, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker is on Peninsula Drive west of Coast Guard Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Erie PA 16507, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Driving Force (approx. 0.4 miles away); And the Misery begins... (approx. 1.2 miles away); Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry Monument (approx.
Budny Beach Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 12, 2019
2. Budny Beach Marker
1.2 miles away); Perry Monument: A Beacon of the Community (approx. 1.2 miles away); Tribute to a Hero (approx. 1.2 miles away); Son of the Sea (approx. 1.2 miles away); From the Bay to the Battle (approx. 1.2 miles away); Erie's Industrial Explosion (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Erie.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 16, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 16, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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