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Note: Some nearby islands, such as South Bass Island (Put-In-Bay), Pelee and Kelley's Island have their own Web sites. 

Links to these other island sites are on the Lake Erie Islands directory page.

 

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History of Individual Islanders

 
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History and Pictures of Nearby  Islands 
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The Up and Up Club Historic Photo Gallery - rare 1916-1922 pictures of North Bass Island, Put-in-Bay, Rattlesnake Island, Johnson's Island and more. added 11/6/2008

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Gallery of Historic Postcards

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Historical Nautical Maps of Lake Erie. Over 100 maps. Just type "Lake Erie" (without the quotes) into the keyword field and click "Submit Search".

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Letter to Middle Island from 1887, with some Pelee News

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Middle Island's Hidden Treasures

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North Bass Wedding in 1919 - Pictures of the wedding of Chester Allen and Helen Cullen on September 6, 1919. added 12/12/05

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North Bass Island - Postcards to North Bass, 1909-1910

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Appleton's Journal, 1873 (large GIF images; loads slowly; will soon be converted to text)
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Ballast Island - A Story of Lake Erie - Page 1

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Ballast Island - A Story of Lake Erie - Page 2

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Ballast Island - A Story of Lake Erie - Page 3

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Ballast Island - A Story of Lake Erie - Page 4

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Ballast Island - A Story of Lake Erie - Page 5

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Ballast Island - A Story of Lake Erie - Page 6

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Ballast Island - A Story of Lake Erie - Page 7

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Images - From Lake Erie Islands: Put-In-Bay, Gibraltar, Middle Bass, Kelley's Etc., 1886
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Ballast Island - Composite Picture showing Camp, Club Cottage and George Gardner's Villa  

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Rattlesnake/Green - Composite with Green Lighthouse, and Rattlesnake View from the Water  

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Lake Erie Islands Map Showing All the expected Islands, plus Gull Island 

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Other Historical Maps of the Lake Erie Islands
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1835 Map

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1872 Map

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From Sketches and Stories of the Lake Erie Islands, Souvenir Edition, 1898
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Beautiful Ballast  

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"Uncle Jimmy" - The Ballast Island Hermit 

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Experiences of an Old Doctor - About His First Visit to Isle St. George (North Bass)

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An Eventful Night - Thrilling Story of the Burning of Green Island Lighthouse in '64  

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From Sketches and Stories of the Lake Erie Islands, Perry Centennial Edition, 1913
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Isle St. George and Its Attractions (with Adventures of an Island Doctor)

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"Call It Square" - True Story of Rattlesnake Island  

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A Bunch of Emeralds - Anecdotes About the Minor Lake Erie Islands 

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Catawba Island, the Great Peach Growing Center of Ohio (text-only version)  
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Larger, 1MB PDF version with numerous pictures 

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The Peach Growing Industry of Catawba Island

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Ballast Island and Lost Ballast Island Postcards 1898-1910
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Ballast Island - Barnett's Cove and Bluff  

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Ballast Island Beach - B&W 

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Ballast Island Beach - Color

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Ballast Island Outhouse  

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Ballast Island Shore with View of Lost Ballast Island - View 1

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Ballast Island Shore with View of Lost Ballast Island - View 2 

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Ballast Island Shoreline from the Water  

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Gardner's Log Cabin and Longworth Canoe Club  

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Gardner's Point  

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Lost Ballast Island ~ 1905

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Images - Old Postcards and Photos
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Buckeye Island ~ 1922

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Catawba Island Main Dock Over Time

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Gibraltar - Rocky Pass ~ 1906

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Green Island - First Lighthouse ~1854 - Small Image in Story

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Green Island - Second Lighthouse ~ 1913-1930

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Hen Island - Quinnebog Club ~ 1898

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Middle Island (Canada) Lighthouse ~ 1900 

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Mouse Island ~ 1913  

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Put-in-Bay Fox's Dock ~ 1904 - with Middle Bass in the Background 

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Put-in-Bay Peach Point ~ 1908 Rare Panoramic Image 
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Larger Image  

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Rattlesnake Island ~1966  postcard

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Rattlesnake Island - 1966 small image - magazine (back cover)
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Full-size original image (8.5x11, 800kb)

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Rattlesnake Island ~ 1968 

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Rattlesnake Island Accident 1906 - Steamer Aground  

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Sugar Island ~ 1908 

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West Sister Island Lighthouse ~ 1859 

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West Sister Island Lighthouse - New

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Miscellaneous
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Isle St. George Viticultural Area Notice of Proposed Rulemaking - 1982 - with some interesting history 

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Growing Up on Isle St. George in the 1890s 

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New Green Island History and 2005 Pictures (PDF, 1.4MB). This PDF contains 20 images, including 2 historic images and 9 new photos that have never been published before. a/o 3/9/06

 
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Lake Erie and Great Lakes History Sites
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History of Lake Erie - CSU site

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History of Lake Erie - ODNR Info

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History of the Great Lakes site, with great Lake Erie history

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Lake Erie Pre-History: Geology and Morphology of the Erie-Huron Lake Plain

 
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Museums and Archives
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Lake Erie Islands Historical Society - Put-in-Bay (great Lake Erie Islands displays; great Lake Erie Islands archives)

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Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center - Fremont (no island displays, but other displays; great island archives)

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Bowling Green State Univ. Center for Archival Collections - Bowling Green (no displays; great island archives)
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Robert J. Dodge Collection - Middle Bass and South Bass Information

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Henry Freyensee Collection - Middle Bass and South Bass Information

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Historical Records Survey - Middle Bass and South Bass Information

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Milton Hersberger Collection - mostly Island Air Service Information

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Lonz Winery Collection - Middle Bass Island Information

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Middle Bass Club Collection - Middle Bass Island Information

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Middle Bass School District Records - 1900-1962

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Miller Family Papers - Catawba Island information

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Ohio Historic Preservation Office - Middle Bass and South Bass National Register Files

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Municipal Archives Inventories for Northwest Ohio - Middle Bass and South Bass Information

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Louis Emil Schraidt Collection - Put-in-Bay/South Bass Information

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Maritime Museum of Sandusky - (no island displays, but other displays; archive contents unknown)

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The Great Lakes Historical Society Inland Seas Maritime Museum - Vermilion (no island displays, but other displays; archive contents unknown)

 

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