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PCYC holds service for soldiers who died…

27-05-2015 Hits:52

PCYC holds service for soldiers who died at sea

The Past Commodores of Port Clinton Yacht Club remove their caps as Rev. Bob Butcher reads the prayer, with John Fritz and Bert Fall alongside, for the soldiers and sailors...

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Ottawa County Senior Resources Hall of F…

26-05-2015 Hits:100

Ottawa County Senior Resources Hall of Fame Awards

PHOTO L to R: Commissioner Jim Sass, Hall of Fame Inductees: Robert Skilliter, David Gundlack, Shirley Hensel, Shirley Lacumsky, Patricia Burrell, Ron Fastkie and Commissioner President  JoEllen RegalOttawa County Senior...

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No rain on the parade in 35 years

25-05-2015 Hits:328

No rain on the parade in 35 years

On Saturday, May 23, the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s Grande Parade was held on the streets of downtown Port Clinton during the Main Street Port Clinton Walleye Festival. “In the 35 years...

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Centennial Activities for the Battle of Lake Erie Begin with Transfer of Command Ceremony in Cleveland

It was symbolic, but impressive none the less. On Thursday, August 30, the commander of the Brig Niagara, a direct descendent of Oliver Hazard Perry, was lowered onto a longboat with the “Don’t Give Up The Ship” flag draped over his shoulders (as has been depicted by historians) and was rowed by several Niagara crew members to board the USS DeWert, an Oliver Hazard Perry Class frigate docked in Cleveland Harbor.

It was an historic transfer of command from the direct descendants of the commander of the US Navy Fleet in the September 1813 Battle of Lake Erie to the commander of a modern US Navy ship. This event was the official opening of a number of ceremonies and activities that will commemorate the bi-centennial of the Battle of Lake Erie on September 10, 1813 that took place about 10 miles north of Port Clinton.

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