Oct 31 2011

A River Runs Through It – Cleveland Skyline Cuyahoga River


cuyahoga river in cleveland

Today’s Photo: A River Runs Through It

From the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History:

“The Cuyahoga River divides the east and west sides of Cleveland. It  originates in springs in the highlands of Geauga County, in the adjoining  townships of Hambden and Montville. The 2 sources, forming the East and West  branches of the river, are 35 mi. east of Cleveland. The river flows southwest  to Cuyahoga Falls, on the northern edge of Akron, where it drops into a large,  deep valley and turns sharply north, thus forming the letter U with its 80-mi.  course. Upon reaching Cleveland, about 6 mi. from its mouth, it becomes a sharply  twisting stream before emptying into Lake Erie. It is believed that the Mohawk  Indians meant “crooked river” when they called it  “Cayagaga,” although the Senecas called it “Cuyohaga,” or  “place of the jawbone.” Originally the old river bed’s last bend took
the mouth westward along the lakeshore to Weddell St. (now W. 54th St.), until  the present mouth was dug in 1827 to form Whiskey Island and a more direct channel which leads straight into Lake  Erie. The business district of the early city fronted on the river, where
steamers, schooners, and canal boats exchanged imported goods for the products  of local industry. In the 1850s and 1860s, shipyards lining the old ship  channel on the west side turned out hundreds of vessels of all classifications.”

For more info:  http://ech.cwru.edu/ech-cgi/article.pl?id=CR9

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Today’s Quote:

“We all have our time machines. Some take us back,  they’re called memories. Some take us  forward, they’re called dreams.”- Jeremy Irons

Sep 26 2011

My first blog post!


Best Cleveland Skyline


Hello everyone,

I have decided to start this blog so I can post the photos I take of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. It is my intention to post a new photo each day, Monday through Friday. Hopefully my photos can do the city I love justice and present it in a positive light. Cleveland is truly a beautiful city and a wonderful place to live. Please sign up so you can leave comments on the photos and offer any suggestions on how I can improve this blog. Thank you for taking a look at my work.

Today’s Photo:
North Coast Harbor

North Coast Harbor is located in downtown Cleveland on the shore of Lake Erie. It includes (from left to right) the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland Browns Stadium, and the Steamship William G. Mather Museum. The city’s tallest buildings can be seen in the background. The harbor was home to the Great Lakes Exposition during the summers of 1936 and 1937. The Exposition was used as a way to energize a city that was hit hard by the Great Depression and drew nearly 7 million people to the city during its two summers.

This Photo was taken from Voinovich Bicentennial Park.

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Quote of the day:

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage
to pursue them.”-  Walt Disney