Celebrate Perry’s Birthday

Commodore Perry

Commodore Perry

Saturday, August 24, 2019 – Sunday, August 25, 2019

Join the celebration of the 234th anniversary of Oliver Hazard Perry’s birth on August 23, 1785, as well as the 200th anniversary of his death at on August 23, 1819.  Listen to the Hero of Lake Erie as he discusses his life from the time he became a midshipman at age 13 to his victory over the British in the Battle of Lake Erie at age 28.  Historic firearms demonstrations take place at 11am, 3pm and 5 pm.  Carronade demonstrations start at noon, 2pma nd 4 pm.  At 1pm there is a Junior Ranger program entitled, “Join Perry’s Navy.”  Sunday, August 25, is the 103 Anniversary of the National Park Service.  It is a Fee-Free Day at the Memorial Column.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial celebrates the 103rd Anniversary of the National Park Service. Visitors can ride the elevator to the 317-foot Observation Deck for a spectacular view of the Lake Erie Islands for free.  Children can visit the “See Yourself as a Park Ranger” display; they can try on a variety of ranger uniforms and learn about different jobs park rangers can choose from.

Erie Islands Browns Backers Ready to Rumble

Browns BackersLocations have been set for the September and October Erie Islands Browns Backers gatherings!

The club starts the season at their headquarters, Topsy Turvey’s, on 8 September 2019, at 1pm to watch the Browns play the Titans.

On 16 September, the meeting moves to the Fishbowl at 8:15pm for the Browns vs. Jets game.

Reel Bar hosts the gathering on 22 September at 8:20 for the game against the Rams.

Then off to the Round House on 29 September as the Browns take on Ravens at 1 pm.

Next is Joe’s Bar on 7 October, when the Browns play the 49ers at 8:15pm.

Action continues on 13 October at The Goat:  Browns vs. Settle Seahawks at 1 pm.

The “hopscotch” ends at Mr. Ed’s Bar on 27 October at 4:25pm when the Browns play the Patriots.

The rest of the season we will be Topsy Turvey’s.

Our annual meeting will be held in November; date to be determined.  Club Dues are still $20 per person and are due by November 1 in order to be a member in good standing and be able to vote at our annual meeting or receive prizes during games.

Erie Solo Challenge Starts Saturday

Great Lakes Singlehanded Society perpetuates the sport of solo sailing on the Great Lakes.  According to the Society, “It is one of the few organizations where no amount of money will purchase a membership – only by successfully completing a Port Huron to Mackinac, Chicago to Mackinac, Sault Ste. Marie to Duluth, the Lake Erie Solo Challenge, or the Lake Ontario 300 Solo Challenge is lifetime membership conveyed by the Society.

Singlehanded sail Lake Erie

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On Saturday, 17 August 2019, the Lake Erie Solo Challenge places sixteen sailors on the starting line at 10am.  The challenge begins off North Cape Yacht Club near Monroe, Michigan, and the fleet proceeds past Pelee Island, Ontario, eastward to a rounding of the Seneca Shoal Light near Buffalo, New York.  Then, on to the finish off Presque Isle Harbor at Erie, Pennsylvania.

Russell Krock, from Granville, Ohio, a frequent visitor to the Put-in-Bay Mooring Field aboard a Shock 35, is among the devoted competitors.  Russ kindly provides the following links for anyone interested in following the race: