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Humankind & Beyond Belief-are my columns published monthly in the Put-in-Bay Gazette

I enjoy writing about life here on our small island in the western basin of Lake Erie. The island is known as South Bass Island, one of three bass islands. It’s about 1.5 miles wide by 3 miles long and is a very popular destination in the summer. The island is best known as Put-in-bay, a name with cloudy beginnings since no one can actually claim to have given the island the name. Our history starts with native Americans hunting and fishing in these waters, then French settlers showed up in the mid to late 1700’s. We are directly connected to the War of 1812 due to the battle of Lake Erie fought just off our shore by the British and American navies. The battle was won by Commodore Oliver Perry and the most often quoted by line of the battle was “Don’t give up the Ship”. I hope you enjoy my stories about our small slice of America-Peter Huston

2 Comments

  1. Excellent, Peter.


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