Beaches never seem to have a shortage of beach glass, but seeing as Toledo is called “The Glass City,” these particular finds have direct ties to the area. Of the items that wash up, I’ve become particularly interested in glass. The bits of sea glass are just part of the puzzle, and trying to find information on them can be maddening. You can tell very little about a...
“To reach port, we must sail. Sail, not tie at anchor. Sail, not drift.” - FDR How appropriate that this strange treasure should find its way to me. Even stranger is the means. Concealed in the shadows of a hot June night, two tornadoes ripped through a set of rural Ohio communities 20 miles away. Houses torn from their foundations, trees torn from their soil, and seven lives torn...
Winter storms on Lake Erie often wash up remnants of trees from God knows where. This particular branch is about 20 feet long and two feet wide at its thickest part. There’s really no moving this hulking piece of wood, so waves and sand will continue to wash over it year after year until it’s buried and the beach is ready for its next, new resident. This particular branch suffered...