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Lost Lake Erie

Jennifer Boresz Engelking

Serene one moment and destructive the next, Lake Erie's moods mirror its tumultuous role in history.

As the site of Cleveland's Great Lakes Exposition, the lake offered visitors a respite from the Great Depression, and Hotel Victory, once considered the world's largest summer resort, drew thousands to Put-In-Bay. Daring postal workers dangerously crossed the ice-covered surface on hybrid "boats" and by foot. Canal Street, at the Buffalo Wharf, was once called "the Wickedest Street in America." The Erie is one of thousands of ships that lie in a solemn graveyard below the surface. And rum runners turned the lake into a watery highway for illegal booze during Prohibition.

Author Jennifer Boresz Engelking reveals entertaining, heartbreaking, and nostalgic stories of the lost sites, businesses and industries of Lake Erie.

Book Details

  • Publisher: History Press
  • Publish Date: Oct 9th, 2023
  • Pages: 192
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.90in - 5.91in - 0.47in - 0.90lb
  • EAN: 9781467153737
  • Categories: United States - State & Local - Midwest(IA,IL,IN,KS,MI,MN,MOUnited States - 20th CenturyBuildings - Public, Commercial & Industrial

About the Author

Boresz Engelking, Jennifer: - Jennifer Boresz Engelking is the author of Lost Lake County, Ohio and Hidden History of Lake County, Ohio . She is a Cleveland State University graduate and award-winning and regional Emmy-nominated writer who has been published in Echoes Magazine, the News-Herald and Lake Erie Living, among others. She was a reporter at CBS stations, in Toledo, Ohio, and Erie, Pennsylvania, and has written and coproduced historical documentaries aired on PBS. Jennifer was born, raised and still resides in Lake County, near the shores of Lake Erie. Her website is