Disasters of Ohio's Lake Erie Islands

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Beautiful and deadly, the Lake Erie islands off the coast of Ohio have seen their fair share of disasters. The Victory Hotel on South Bass Island at Put-in-Bay was once the largest hotel in the nation. But the grand residence was reduced to ashes after a spark quickly became a raging, uncontrollable inferno. Reports of smallpox on Pelee Island resulted in mass hysteria and the quarantine of an entire island. At the Toledo Harbor Lighthouse, one light keeper was frozen in for days with his deceased colleague until he could make a desperate escape. Wendy Koile chronicles the fiercest calamities to shatter the tranquility of these solitary shores.
ISBN: 9781626198197
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Ohio
Series: Disaster
Images: 67
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Wendy Koile is a fulltime English instructor at Zane State College, a lifelong resident of Ohio and a Lake Erie vacationer. She has published two books on the Lake Erie area: Geneva on the Lake: A History of Ohio's First Summer Resort and Legends and Lost Treasure of Northern Ohio. Wendy holds a master's degree in teaching language arts from Muskingum University.
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