Group photo at Marblehead Lighthouse
On the road again!
Vermilion Lighthouse replica
Wickies photographing Huron Harbor Pierhead looking faux light
Huron Harbor Pierhead Light
Darrell Brand (second from left) and other representatives of the Port Clinton Lighthouse Conservancy graciously hosted our visit and told us of their restoration efforts.
Old Port Clinton Light group photo
The Group checks out the wooden boats at the Maritime Museum of Sandusky
Our hosts for the Lorain Lighthouse: Ed Baker, president; Steve Luca, chair; and Richard Yepko, board member of the Lorain Lighthouse Foundation
A happy bunch on their way to the Lorain Lighthouse
Lorain Lighthouse, the "Jewel of the Port"
Lorain East Breakwater Light
Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial
Val and Dimitri bundled up and ready to be chauffeured around Put-in-Bay Island!
Oops! Joan, Jill and George bail out as Judy jumps the curb
South Bass Island Lighthouse
Rattlesnake Island Light seen from the top of Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial
A fun evening at the Nagoya Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi
Randall, Roberta, Rick, Dimitri, Val and Cheryl pose before boarding their vessel to the Toledo Harbor Lighthouse
Toledo Harbor Lighthouse
Turtle Island Lighthouse ruin
The group in the Maumee Bay Lodge gathers in front of the 3.5 Order lens from the Toledo Harbor Lighthouse
Manhattan Front Range Light
Manhattan Rear Range Light
Donna, John, Denyse, Rich, Mary, Judy, Bill and Anita strike a pose in front of a not so striking light!
The museum freighter, SS Col. James M. Schoonmaker
Chris Gillcrest, Executive Director of the Great Lakes Historical Society, gives us a tour of the freighter.
Top: Rick inspects the freighter's throttle-"Full speed ahead!"
Bottom Left: Portrait of Col. James M. Schoonmaker and ship's bell;
Bottom right: Pilot house
Cedar Point Lighthouse
Sandusky Harbor Breakwater
Marblehead Light Station
Marty and Park Naturalist, Diane, at the entrance to Marblehead Lighthouse
Vern, Kay, Judy & Mary Lee enjoying the view on the gallery of Marblehead Lighthouse
The Merry-Go-Round Museum where we escaped back to our childhood
Top: A fascinating introduction to the art of carving and restoring carousel figures.
Bottom: Ann enjoys a ride on the 1939 Allan Herschell carousel.
Painted ponies and happy Wickies!
Riding to the sound of the "oom pa pa" carousel organ
Reliving our childhoods
Everyone agreed that this was one of the tour highlights.
Cleveland Harbor Main Entrance
Cleveland Harbor East Breakwater
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Waiting for the Rock Hall to open & ready to relive our teen years!
Rick strums a tune on the guitar
Mary entertains us while we wait
Skip and Mary play a duet
Mary Lou and Judy take a lunch break
Judy checks out the travelling Rolling Stones exhibit
Joan and Jill leave the gift shop with smiles and souvenirs
Top: The group photo in front of the Nautica Queen, our dinner cruise ship.
Bottom: George, Jill, Jeanine, Glenn, Mary, Denyse, Joan & Anita
Top: Roberta, Bill, Evelyn, Rich, Linda & Rick
Bottom: Skip, Vern, Mary Lee, Judy, Bill, AJ, Mary Lou, Judy, Val & Dimitri
Top: Joe, Randall, John, Donna, Glen, Bill, Peggy & Cheryl
Bottom: Marty, Kay, Mary, Charlene, Glenn, Bruce, Donna & Steve
Cleveland's harbor lights
Cleveland in the evening
Lights of the city
Top left: Judy on the stairway in Lorain Lighthouse
Top right: Steve climbing the stairs in South Bass Island Lighthouse
Bottom left: Glen climbs the Manhattan Front Range Light
Bottom right: Bill makes it to the top of South Bass Island Lighthouse
AJ, Bruce, Mary, Glen & Donna check out the Cleveland East Entrance D9 Light
George ponders the great display of surface transportation at the Ashtabula Maritime Museum
One of the USCG Search and Rescue patches
The Pilot House from the Steamer Thomas Walters
Conneaut West Breakwater Light
Erie Yacht Club Lighthouse
Victorian Princess Dinner Cruise-Wickies love to eat!
Top: Cheryl, Rick, Roberta, Marty, Bill & Peggy
Bottom: Judy, Glen, Steve, Charlene, Glenn & Bill
Top: Ann & Joe
Bottom: John, Donna, Jeanine & Glenn
Erie Yacht Club at night
Top: Kay, Denyse, Mary, Bruce, Mary & Donna
Bottom: Val & Evelyn
Top: Linda, Rich, & Anita
Bottom: Mary Lee & Vern
Erie Land Lighthouse
Linda Bolla, Education Programs Coordinator for the Erie Maritime Museum, Bill and Erie's lighthouse keeper love the Pennsylvania lights!
Mary W., Mary G. and Denyse, our high flying swingers!
Presque Isle North Pierhead Light
Floating houses on the Horseshoe Pond in Presque Isle State Park
Presque Isle Lighthouse
Linda Bolla and our hosts for the Erie lights gave us a terrific tour.
Fairport Marine Museum and Lighthouse
Fairport Harbor West Breakwater Light
Top left: Glen and the Fairport Harbor 3rd Order Lens
Top right: Toledo Harbor 3.5 Order Lens
Middle left: Ashtabula Fourth Order Lens
Middle: Lorain Lighthouse optic
Middle right: South Bass Island Fourth Order Lens
Bottom left: Current Marblehead optic
Bottom middle: North Pier Fourth Order Lens
Bottom right: Marblehead 3.5 Order Lens
Happy faces at the Farewell Dinner--
Top left: Donna & John;
Top right: Anita
Bottom left: Joe has a few good words to share;
Bottom right: Glen
Dinner and farewell to good friends-
Top left: Randall;
Top right: Roberta & Rick
Bottom left: Mary Lou;
Bottom right: AJ with her Bosun whistle
Final smiles before signing off-
Top: Dimitri & Val;
Middle: Glenn & Charlene
Bottom left: Denyse;
Bottom right: Skip entertains the group
Our excellent bag handlers!
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