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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Put-in-Bay, Ohio
Location of Put-in-Bay, Ohio
► Ottawa County (41) ► Erie County (76) ► Lucas County (125) ► Sandusky County (43) ► Wood County (93)
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|This one ton anchor was salvaged
from the schooner Amareta Mosher,
built in 1867 in Ashtabula, Ohio.
On November 23rd, 1902
she sank on Starve Island Reef.
Special thanks to Ernie and Ann Washington
for salvaging . . . — — Map (db m126217) HM|
|On July 18, 1907, Dr. Lee deForest broadcast the first ship-to-shore radio message from the steam yacht Thelma. The communication provided quick, accurate race results of the Annual Inter-Lakes Yachting Association (I-LYA) Regatta. Frank E. . . . — — Map (db m126206) HM|
|This 6.5 acre island, named for the resemblance of its dolomite ledges to the Rock of Gibraltar, was the likely observation site for Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry's naval forces during the Battle of Lake Erie in September 1813. Stone Laboratory, . . . — — Map (db m46785) HM|
of the Civil War
to mark the
corner stone of a
victory at the
Battle of Lake Erie
Sept 10 1813
"We have met the enemy
and . . . — — Map (db m35955) HM|
|Completed in 1865, this home was the vacation retreat of Jay Cooke and his family. Known as the "financier" for the Union states during the Civil War, Cooke organized a program to sell millions of dollars worth of bonds to support the war effort. . . . — — Map (db m35954) HM|
|Entrepreneur and philanthropist Joseph (José) de Rivera was born in Barcelona, Spain, and built an import business in New York City. In 1854, he bought six Lake Erie Islands and had South Bass Island surveyed and subdivided into ten-acre lots. De . . . — — Map (db m46806) HM|
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|The Battle of Lake Erie
September 10, 1813
O.H. Perry............Commander............R.H. Barclay
9...............Vessels...............6 . . . — — Map (db m58544) HM|
|Constructed and first lit in 1897, the South Bass Island Light was in continuous operation until 1962 when the U. S. Coast Guard built an automated light tower to replace it. Significant for its contribution to transportation and commerce on Lake . . . — — Map (db m28086) HM|
|On land purchased in June 1866 from
Jose De Rivera St. Jurgo
Valentine Doller, Postmaster, Mayor and
island entrepreneur, built this Victorian,
Italianate home for his wife and six daughters.
Wood Section 1867 • Brick Section 1885
. . . — — Map (db m126224) HM|
|Within this enclosure reposed for a century the remains of
Three American and three British officers killed in the Battle of
Lake Erie, September 10th, 1813. They were disinterred
September 11th, 1913, and re-interred in the crypt of Perry . . . — — Map (db m46808) HM|