Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Buoys and Gulls around Sandusky Bay

Since Sandusky is located on Sandusky Bay and Lake Erie, seagulls and buoys are sights that are quite familiar to local residents and visitors to the area. Gulls are found in location all locations of the globe, virtually always near a body of water. The photographic postcard above was created by local photographer Ernst Niebergall about 1912. In this view, the gulls are flying near a local pier.

Mr. Niebergall took a close up view of these seagulls:

Buoys, the anchored floats that serve as navigational aids, are a common site on the water during boating season. Several men are working on buoys near Sandusky Bay, probably for placing into winter storage, in this picture taken in the 1930s or 1940s.

This postcard, now in the collection of historical postcards at the Sandusky Library Archives Research Center, was originally sent in 1909:

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