Unusual Put-in-Bay Pictures

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This picture first appeared in the April 2011 edition of the Put-in-Bay Gazette where it was reported that a team practiced for the coming 2013 Battle of Lake Erie celebration.

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This picture first appeared in the April 2010 edition of the Put-in-Bay Gazette where it was reported that Carol Rees pulled a unusual catch from the harbor

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This picture first appeared on the front of the April 2009 edition of the Put-in-Bay Gazette when a Disney cruise ship visited

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This picture first appeared in the April 2008 edition of the Put-in-Bay Gazette where it was reported that a parking garage would be built behind the Prrk GHotel

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This picture first appeared in the April 2007 edition of the Put-in-Bay Gazette showing Disney characters in a Put-in-Bay parade

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This picture first appeared on the front of the April 2006 edition of the Put-in-Bay Gazette where it was reported that a 1945 photo from the Navy archives turned up depicting a aircraft carrier in Squaw Harbor. Click here to view a copy of the original photo.
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This picture first appeared in the Put-In-Bay Gazette on April 1, 2005. Three trimotor airplanes (two Fords) were shown at the Put-in-Bay airport.
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This picture first appeared on the front of the April 2004 edition of the Put-in-Bay Gazette where it was reported that a, "obvious lean" had developed in Perry's Monument over the winter. It further reported that a structural engineer from the National Park Service had been called to study the situation and that repairs were promised before the summer tourist season begins.
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This picture first appeared in the Put-In-Bay Gazette on April 1, 2003. President George W. Bush is shown receiving recent issues of the Gazette from friends from PIB, Mr. & Mrs. Looflirpa.
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This picture appeared on the front page of the April, 2002 Put-in-Bay Gazette after appearing on the front page of two model craft magazines. The boat depicted, Miller Boat Line's original M.V. Put-in-Bay, is a very detailed model built by Carl Rees. He also built the cars and trucks on the deck, some of which are unique to Put-in-Bay in the 1950's. More detailed pictures of the boat can be found by clicking here
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This picture first appeared in the April 2001 edition of the Put-in-Bay Gazette. It shows President George W. Bush on a visit to the island.
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This picture first appeared in the Put-In-Bay Gazette on April 1, 2000. The caption related that: "Anyone who hasn't taken a look out toward Starve Island lately is in for a surprise. Construction has gone on all winter at a feverish pace. We obtained the picture above in the past week. One sure thing, it won't be named Mouse Island - in spite of its shape." (Note: There is already a Mouse island)

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This picture first appeared on the front page of a special April section of the Put-In-Bay Gazette on April 1, 1999. President Clinton and his daughter are depicted at the Chicken Patio at the Park Hotel. It almost appears that only the two ladies on the right side of the picture recognized him.
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This picture first appeared on the front page of the Put-In-Bay Gazette on April 1, 1998. It was the proposed answer to the long lines of visitors that sometimes appear during the summer at the monument. A further rationale' was the fact that the monument commemorates two events, Perry's victory and the long friendship with our Canadian neighbors just a few miles away.
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This picture first appeared on the front page of the Put-In-Bay Gazette on April 1, 1997. The caption related that many people didn't realize that the Miller Boat Line ferry Islander had ice breaking capabilities. It was later reported that the people out on the lake in the ice fishing shanties were not too happy when they tried to return to the island.
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This picture first appeared on the front page of the Put-In-Bay Gazette on April 1, 1996. The presidential aircraft, Air Force One, makes a low pass over the Put-in-Bay airport. Obviously the runway is too short to accommodate the 747.
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