Most people heading to the Lake Erie islands this weekend will take a ferry — just like visitors did 100 years ago. The vessels, however, will look much different.
The folks at the Sandusky History Blog shared a post this week about the "Put-in-Bay," a steamer that served the islands and Cedar Point from 1911 to 1949.
"The ship was launched at Detroit, Michigan on March 25, 1911. An eight year old youngster named William McFall Heyser broke a bottle of champagne which had been made in Sandusky over the steamer. According to an article in the March 26, 1911 issue of the Sandusky Register, there were thousands of people gathered at the Wyandotte yards of the Detroit Shipbuilding Company for the special occasion."
Read more HERE.