Oak Harbor, Ohio has a lot of history. Unfortunately, thanks to shitty decisions by past members of the town, much of the history has been torn down instead of preserved.
Thankfully, someone had the foresight to move an old log cabin from the fairgrounds to its current location, which, ironically, was the location of the old town hall/jail.
Instead of tearing it down, the cabin was moved and preserved for uses such as a cabin for Santa during the holiday season. There isn’t much to it as it’s a single-room cabin, but it’s still nice to see that someone still cares about history, even if there isn’t much back story to it.
Aside from a cabin for Santa, it’s also the site for homecoming/prom pictures, wedding pictures, and even the annual Easter egg hunt in town.
It’s a good reminder of a simpler life, even if it’s nothing more than a simple decoration.
Ever since I can remember, I’ve always been fascinated with abandoned stuff. I know I’m not the only one, as I’ve spent countless hours searching online for anything and everything related to the subject.
Just a word of caution: if you start to search, be warned – you will find yourself immersed in endless subjects and images like I was.
The best part is, there’s are countless topics in relation to the subject: anything and everything from cars, buildings, entire towns, and even boats, as seen below for demonstration.
After a few weeks of browsing and reading, I came to the decision that I would dedicate a section of this website to abandoned stuff. I could have created a new website just for that topic, but that’s another hassle that I don’t want now.
It won’t be a constant series or anything, so don’t expect too much at first, but there will be a dedicated category to the subject.
My goal is to just document anything I can find personally here in Ohio, including pics and any information about what I find, if possible. I enjoy a story that goes along with pics as it seems to add to the authenticity of it.
With that said, enjoy the collection of abandoned boats that I found and stay tuned for more on this subject of abandoned stuff.
Disclaimer: Images were found via Google Image search and are in public domain as far as I could tell. If you would like your image removed, please don’t hesitate to contact me and I will comply.
It’s not every day that an image is used for public works such as books, but that’s the case here with Disasters of Ohio’s Lake Erie Islands.
Beautiful and deadly, the Lake Erie islands off the coast of Ohio have seen their fair share of disasters. The Victory Hotel on South Bass Island at Put-in-Bay was once the largest hotel in the nation. But the grand residence was reduced to ashes after a spark quickly became a raging, uncontrollable inferno. Reports of smallpox on Pelee Island resulted in mass hysteria and the quarantine of an entire island. At the Toledo Harbor Lighthouse, one light keeper was frozen in for days with his deceased colleague until he could make a desperate escape. Wendy Koile chronicles the fiercest calamities to shatter the tranquility of these solitary shores.
I completely forgot that a few years ago, the author, Wendy Koile, contacted me out of the blue to get permission for one of my publicly available images to use in her book, Disasters of Ohio’s Lake Erie Islands.
Just a few weeks ago, I came across the email and decided to check out the book to see how the image was used regarding the many topics covered.
Sure enough, as you can see in the above image, my picture was used for a topic on Kelleys Island. Nothing extraordinary about the picture but it’s pretty cool to see something get published.
This is a pretty good book, even if the author misspelled my last name. 🙂
Several reviewsare in already and they’re very positive. The consensus? If you’re heavily invested in the desktop version of Scrivener and want a native app to take with you on your iOS device, this will be a no-brainer purchase.
The official first post on Lost in Ohio, including a brief introduction.
So many ideas, so many websites, so little execution.
That pretty much sums up my goals and ambitions for the past 2 years, and after sitting back to really think about what I wanted out of those sites, I realized that I don’t need a separate site for every topic I wanted to talk about.
I decided to start fresh once again and focus on one central website for the many topics that interest me, such as photography, history, writing, and technology.
Lost in Ohio will be my new home on the web starting today. I will bring content from the other sites over here in the near future once I get everything setup the way I’d like.
Until then, however, this will be pretty bare. Sorry about that. But fear not! I love to write and have lots of ideas and topics ready to be written.
Why the name Lost in Ohio?
Well, to put it short, I was born in Ohio and raised primarily in North Carolina. After living here for 20 years now, I still feel out-of-place. But, it’s not depressing at all. I’ve had many ups, downs, and adventures like everyone else and it’s time I write about them.