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Searching for a Landmark: Battle of Lake Erie

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This morning I was on the hunt for a specific historical marker. I wanted to find the Third Port in the Battle of Lake Erie sign, which would be Crystal Rock, Ohio. I walked down the road that it’s supposed to be on. However, I’m pretty sure it’s not there.

I went home and Googled the coordinates. According to the coordinates, the location is across the Sandusky Bay. I know that Crystal Rock, Ohio is not at these coordinates.

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It’s really here.

41.446388,-82.844448
41.446388,-82.844448

So my question, is why? Why would you go through all of the trouble of researching, getting a historical marker and advertising, only to put a marker in the wrong place? Historical land markers aren’t that easy to come by are they? If the marker is across the bay, then what is the reason? I’m really curious.

If the anyone has seen the marker, please contact me so I can see it. I just wanted to take a picture for a different post.

Click to access exploring-the-ohio-and-lake-erie-region.pdf

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