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By becoming a member of the Erie County Historical Society, you help to support our mission of telling the stories of our area’s history.
Annual membership is just
$   10 Individual
$   10 Non-profit organizations
$   15 Family
$   50 Business (includes an advertisement in our newsletters and on our website)
$500 LIFE

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Please note that as a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit, your membership is tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.Your support is so important to us.
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THE GOODTIME I –  A Great Lake Day, begins with a cruise aboard The Goodtime I – a family owned business, providing luxury cruises along the Sandusky Bay, to Kelleys Island and to Put-in-Bay. They offer both public cruises as well as private events, to help make your summer on Lake Erie everything you could imagine, and more! 419.625.9692 – [email protected]

GUNDLACH SHEET METAL WORKS, established in 1889, is a family owned and operated company specializing in the installation and repair of heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems. 419-625-4525 (Erie Co.) 419-668-0999 (Huron Co.) 419-734-7351 (Ottawa Co.).

KELLY BOYER SAGERT – Freelance Writer: As a highly experienced, trusted, and reliable copywriter, business blogger, organic SEO expert, and ghostwriter, I will craft copy to authentically represent your brand and engage your target audiences. email: [email protected]

MARK GROSS LAW – A virtual law office providing timely and high quality legal services including: Estate Planning & Probate (Estate & Succession Planning, Wills & Trusts, and Probate Estate & Trust Administration. Business (Small Business & Startups, Limited Liability Companies & Corporations, Contracts & Business Transactions, Liquor Permits). Real Estate (Residential & Commercial, Purchase Agreements & Leases, Development & Owners Associations, Real Estate Tax & Zoning Matters). Mark Gross Law LLC, 419-609-5000

If you go back in time a hundred years ago, the roller coasters were an afterthought. Cedar Point in the early days was all about getting away to the beach, catching a live show in the Ballroom, socializing on the Hotel Breakers porch, or having a fine picnic with your co-workers. Sure, the resort had roller coasters. And Ferris wheels. And haunted houses. And carousels. But these weren’t the focus.
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FIRELANDS ADVENTURE TOURS – Your adventure begins at Jackson St. Pier in the heart of downtown Sandusky’s vibrant waterfront. Tours depart daily in the comfort of our 18-seat, climate-controlled bus. Discover Sandusky’s pivotal role in the Underground Railroad; enjoy VIP wine tastings at premier Lake Erie North Shore wineries; admire Catawba’s vistas and learn its recreational, agricultural, and historic past; explore lighthouses, and learn how they assured safe passage on Lake Erie; and celebrate the holidays with Holiday Lights Tours – sure to become a family tradition. Check our website regularly to make reservations and plan for new tours that you won’t want to miss. Life is an adventure!
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HURRICANE MARINE TRANSPORT INC. – your boat transportation experts. 
877-657-9049 Operating from our home base along the south shore of Lake Erie, from Toledo to Port Clinton and Sandusky to Cleveland and on to Conneaut, our customers have made us the premier marine transportation provider for the entire Great Lakes region. We understand the great stress that accompanies the decision to move your boat from Point A to Point B. It can also be very confusing, with all the options and details that need to be considered. We not only transport boats for a living, but we also are boat owners and “live to boat” ourselves. Therefore, we will treat your boat as if it were our own, thus making the experience easier on you.

This is Shores & Islands Ohio — A place where time moves a little slower, loved ones feel a little closer and there’s a Great Lake between you and your worries. From island hopping to birdwatching, record-breaking roller coasters to water parks, wineries to dockside dining, plus hidden gems that keep the fun going all year long. However you like to coast – you’ll find it here; event lists, places to explore, and lots more.  and

COLOR CAPITAL OF THE WORLD – John Kropf has written a great book about a bit of Sandusky’s history. Color Capital of the World – Growing up with the Legacy of a Crayon Company. The story of the American Crayon Company brings together three innovative families who created a high-successful crayon company to make the city of Sandusky into the Color Capital of the World. 140 pages, several color photos. You can order this book here: 
“Maybe it is the child in everyone. Crayons have the power to inspire, and having a crayon factory nearby might seem like the closest thing to an eternal fountain of youth.”

RANSOM FUNERAL HOME – The loss of a loved one can leave you with a lot of unanswered questions, feelings of stress and anxiety and grief that make events difficult to handle. The experienced funeral directors at Ransom Funeral Home will guide you through the aspects of the funeral service with compassion, dignity and respect.
610 South Washington St., Castalia, OH 44824