April 19, 2014

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Avon Lake memorial honors legend of 2 sailors from Battle of Lake Erie

John Shondel, American Legion Post 211 Sergeant at Arms and Avon Lake Councilman at Large, delivers a short history of The Battle of Lake Erie during the dedication ceremony of the "Two Unknown Seamen" memorial marker at Lake Shore Cemetery. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

AVON LAKE – No one knows who they are, or if they are even buried at Lake Shore Cemetery, but on a windy Sunday morning two unknown seamen were given a memorial there. President of the Avon Lake Historical Society Gerry Vogel said the legend of two seamen whose bodies washed ashore in the early Read More…

Battle of Lake Erie re-enactment draws thousands to Put-in-Bay

The ships represented the US and British during the re-enactment.

Flags reading, “Don’t give up the ship,” hung high with Ohio pride as boats drifted off the shores of South Bass Island early Monday morning for the bicentennial anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie. The famous words, attributed to dying U.S. Navy Cmdr. James Lawerance aboard the USS Chesapeake and written on a battle Read More…