Sandusky Bay

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Location of Sandusky Bay (darker blue).

Geography[edit]

Sandusky Bay is one of the principal bodies of water in Sandusky County, Ohio.[1] It is situated in between Erie,[2] Ottawa,[3] and Sandusky[4] counties in the U.S. state of Ohio and just to the south of Lake Erie.[5] It was identified as Lac (Lake) Sandouské on a 1718 map by Guillaume DeLisle.[6] It has also been referred to as Lake Junandat, Lake Otsandoske, Lake Sandusky, Sandoski Bay, Sanduskey Bay, and Sandusky Lake.[7] According to Francis Leroy Landacre, it is a "shallow, almost land-locked harbor averaging about twelve feet in depth, some fourteen or fifteen miles in length, with a width of something like two miles."[8] It contains numerous marshes and serves as an entry point for several streams.[9] Sandusky Bay runs from Muddy Creek Bay[10] to Cedar Point,[11] which separates Sandusky Bay from Lake Erie.[12] The Sandusky River drains into the bay at its westernmost point. The Thomas A. Edison Memorial Bridge carries Route 2 and Route 269 across Sandusky Bay at its Eastern end.[13] This is the only direct highway link between Ottawa and Erie Counties. Sandusky Bay can be viewed from Marblehead Lighthouse at Marblehead Lighthouse State Park.[14] The Sandusky Bay Water Trail was dedicated on June 2, 2007 to provide recreational opportunities along Sandusky Bay.[15][16] The water of Sandusky Bay is shallow and rarely clear.[17] According to author Tom Cross, "Sandusky Bay is known for great early spring crappie fishing."[18]

Current Events[edit]

Samples of water from Sandusky Bay gathered on July 30 and 31, 2012 showed that invasive Asian carp might have gotten to Lake Erie, possibly impacting Lake Erie's $1 billion fishing industry and $10 billion tourism industry.[19]

On June 14, 2012, Sandusky Bay lent its name to a station of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency.[20]

Wars and Rebellions[edit]

War of 1812. General Harrison dragged boats across the de Lery portage from Sandusky Bay to Lake Erie.[21]

Old French War. Colonel John Bradstreet sailed sixty long boats into Sandusky Bay and encamped on September 20, 1704.[22]

Mackenzie Rebellion of 1837. Rebels might have traveled across the ice from Sandusky Bay to Pelee Island.[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://books.google.com/books?id=5GgTAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA1-PA395&lpg=RA1-PA395&dq=sandusky+bay&source=bl&ots=MpffigkwsR&sig=44BLqRRQtJWhxBgWU-7FC6ilgY0&hl=en&sa=X&ei=MSFFUN-IM-zgigKxuIDIDw&ved=0CEUQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=sandusky%20bay&f=false
  2. ^ http://www.ci.sandusky.oh.us/
  3. ^ http://www.travellakeerie.com/history.htm
  4. ^ http://www.ohiodnr.com/Coastal_Main_Menu/PublicAccess/SanduskyCounty/tabid/20486/Default.aspx
  5. ^ http://www.gpsnauticalcharts.com/main/us14842_p1171-south-shore-of-lake-erie-sandusky-bay-10-nautical-chart.html
  6. ^ Sandusky, Ohio
  7. ^ http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:3:815655018817024::NO::P3_FID:1066186
  8. ^ http://books.google.com/books?id=8yorAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=sandusky+bay&source=bl&ots=GhxKYiVSOi&sig=5gKb8iwRZi59g6moi5Zl2M8MC0c&hl=en&sa=X&ei=MSFFUN-IM-zgigKxuIDIDw&ved=0CDUQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=sandusky%20bay&f=false
  9. ^ http://books.google.com/books?id=8yorAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=sandusky+bay&source=bl&ots=GhxKYiVSOi&sig=5gKb8iwRZi59g6moi5Zl2M8MC0c&hl=en&sa=X&ei=MSFFUN-IM-zgigKxuIDIDw&ved=0CDUQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=sandusky%20bay&f=false
  10. ^ http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/Portals/9/pdf/pub312.pdf
  11. ^ http://www.cedarpoint.com/things-to-do/fun-on-the-water
  12. ^ http://books.google.com/books?id=8yorAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=sandusky+bay&source=bl&ots=GhxKYiVSOi&sig=5gKb8iwRZi59g6moi5Zl2M8MC0c&hl=en&sa=X&ei=MSFFUN-IM-zgigKxuIDIDw&ved=0CDUQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=sandusky%20bay&f=false
  13. ^ http://ohio.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,1,fid,1066186,n,sandusky%20bay.cfm
  14. ^ http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/parks/marblehead/tabid/763/Default.aspx
  15. ^ http://www.ci.sandusky.oh.us/local-attractions/EastSanduskyBayWaterTrail.htm
  16. ^ http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:3:815655018817024::NO::P3_FID:1066186
  17. ^ http://books.google.com/books?id=8yorAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=sandusky+bay&source=bl&ots=GhxKYiVSOi&sig=5gKb8iwRZi59g6moi5Zl2M8MC0c&hl=en&sa=X&ei=MSFFUN-IM-zgigKxuIDIDw&ved=0CDUQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=sandusky%20bay&f=false
  18. ^ http://books.google.com/books?id=tua1o8AiyN4C&pg=PA331&lpg=PA331&dq=sandusky+bay&source=bl&ots=cu3lXunERC&sig=mE1BRvuVn7xtOpuDCWHCdl6K3tY&hl=en&sa=X&ei=MSFFUN-IM-zgigKxuIDIDw&ved=0CDwQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=sandusky%20bay&f=false
  19. ^ http://www.clevelandleader.com/node/18755
  20. ^ http://www.toledoblade.com/gallery/U-S-Customs-Border-Protection-opens-Sandusky-Bay-Station
  21. ^ http://www.ebooksread.com/authors-eng/ohio-state-archaeological-and-historical-society/ohio-archological-and-historical-quarterly-volume-21-oih/page-33-ohio-archological-and-historical-quarterly-volume-21-oih.shtml
  22. ^ http://www.ebooksread.com/authors-eng/ohio-state-archaeological-and-historical-society/ohio-archological-and-historical-quarterly-volume-21-oih/page-33-ohio-archological-and-historical-quarterly-volume-21-oih.shtml
  23. ^ http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/story.html?id=23d49fb1-6607-4bc3-b282-5c69a645659d

Coordinates: 41°28′13″N 82°51′18″W / 41.47028°N 82.85500°W / 41.47028; -82.85500