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Northern Exposure Gallery and Candle Co.

26-11-2015 Hits:137

Kelly and Billy Rigoni in their shop, Northern Exposure Gallery and Candle Co.Located in downtown Port Clinton, Northern Exposure Gallery and Candle Co. is owned and operated by Billy and...

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Oak Harbor Rotary Club makes delivery to…

25-11-2015 Hits:223

On Wednesday, November 18, the Oak Harbor Rotary Club hand-delivered dictionaries to each of the third grade students and teachers at R.C. Waters Elementary School. In addition to being a...

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Part 2 of Planning and Development econo…

24-11-2015 Hits:345

Seated facing (L to R) are Port Clinton City Councilmen Trish McCartney, Gabe Below and Nicole DeFreitas. Port Clinton citizen John Rich (in the red shirt) was expressing his vision...

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Small Business Saturday

Centennial Activities for the Battle of Lake Erie Begin with Transfer of Command Ceremony in Cleveland

It was symbolic, but impressive none the less. On Thursday, August 30, the commander of the Brig Niagara, a direct descendent of Oliver Hazard Perry, was lowered onto a longboat with the “Don’t Give Up The Ship” flag draped over his shoulders (as has been depicted by historians) and was rowed by several Niagara crew members to board the USS DeWert, an Oliver Hazard Perry Class frigate docked in Cleveland Harbor.

It was an historic transfer of command from the direct descendants of the commander of the US Navy Fleet in the September 1813 Battle of Lake Erie to the commander of a modern US Navy ship. This event was the official opening of a number of ceremonies and activities that will commemorate the bi-centennial of the Battle of Lake Erie on September 10, 1813 that took place about 10 miles north of Port Clinton.

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