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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Put in Bay Memorial

After living in Ohio for over 20 years, within an hour or so drive, the Hubs and I finally managed to take a trip to Port Clinton and Put in Bay. We had a really good time, as there is lots to do and see. It was a nice ride on the Jet Express from Port Clinton to Put in Bay. Once on the island, we traveled around by golf cart (no cars allowed!) that the Hubs enjoyed driving far too much. We also took the tour of the Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial, which is a 352 foot Doric column, rising up over Lake Erie.  It was built to honor those who fought in the Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812; and to celebrate the lasting peace between the US, Britain, and Canada. It opened in 1915, and is situated  5 miles from the longest undefended border in the world.

Now that you've had your fill of Ohio history and trivia...this photo was taken near the top of the tower; well, it's the very top level that any humans can get to.  The architectural detail at the top is just beautiful.  Yeah, I took photos out over the water too, but this one is actually my favorite.

Put in Bay Tower Photograph