Neighbors on the North Coast: Cleveland's Connection to the Mentor Shoreline

"Fitted Out" Boat Being Lowered into Lake Erie, Late 1950s

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The process of returning a fitted out boat to the water in the spring was an exciting one. Ropes were hooked under the boat and a crane then lifted the boat and lowered it into the water. While this scene takes place in a harbor near Cleveland, a 35-ton capacity crane in Mentor Harbor would have performed the same function there.

Program Length: 02:18

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