At the Sandusky History blog, a post from October 25, 2010 features a letter from Zalmon Wildman to Dr. George Anderson, along with an image of the Chart of the Entrance to Sandusky Bay. The chart was produced in 1838 by the U.S. Topographical Engineers, and was based on an original survey of Sandusky Bay by Lt. C. Graham in 1826.
Head over to Sandusky History to read the entire blog entry! In the above image, you can see how the city of Sandusky was laid out in the shape of the Masonic emblem.
Many early residents of the Firelands found the Sandusky Bay and Lake Erie to be a vital resource. The waters of the lake provided food, cool breezes, and saw many ships come into port with food, goods, and materials for building.