Thursday, February 26, 2009
Where is Sandusky Bay?
(Image courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey)
Sandusky Bay is a body of water south of Lake Erie. It is situated north of Erie County, Ohio, and south of Ottawa County, Ohio. Sandusky Bay was part of the original Firelands of the Western Reserve. Erie County has a rich heritage, going back to its early Native American residents, and many settlers from New England following the Revolutionary War.
An article by Leola M. Stewart, entitled "Sandusky, Pioneer Link Between Rail and Sail" appears on the web site of the Ohio Historical Society. Miss Stewart gives excellent historical background on the natural harbor found at Sandusky Bay, and discusses the development of transportation and natural resources found in this area of the Great Lakes.
The Graveyard Rabbit of the Sandusky Bay blog will focus on the final resting places and the stories of some of the residents of Erie County and the Sandusky Bay area.