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Where in the world is The Beacon?

29-11-2015 Hits:134

Here Chris Bodnar brought his Beacon to Bend, Oregon. In the background is Pilot Butte. Has your Beacon traveled somewhere with you? Send your photo to Jasmine at editor@thebeacon.net.

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Red Fern Inn at Rocky Point Winery

28-11-2015 Hits:414

Chris Redfern at Red Fern Inn at Rocky Point Winery. “Three years ago Kim and I walked through buildings in downtown Port Clinton, Catawba Island Township and Marblehead. People thought my...

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Snoochy Poochy

27-11-2015 Hits:222

Amanda Linton, left, and her daughter, Joey, out in front of the Snoochy Poochy. Amanda Linton, owner of Snoochy Poochy, has always worked with animals. Her mother owned a boarding kennel...

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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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