Remembering the battle for Kelleys Island

Jul 18, 2012


Today the Ohio's Yesterdays blog writes about Capt. Benjamin Napier, who battled with the Kelleys for ownership of Cunningham Island (now known as Kelleys Island.)

According to the post, "Some called Captain Benjamin Napier a rogue, who sailed amidst Lake Erie’s islands and waged a furious but futile war with the Kelleys for ownership of Cunningham’s Island (Kelleys Island). Others described him as a good-natured giant of a man with a heart to match. Whatever he was, no one could deny that Benjamin Napier was a superb sailor, who raised a family of larger-than-life seafaring sons on Lake Erie."

Read more about this fascinating family HERE.