The Up and Up Club on North Bass Island was formed around 100 years ago
by a well-off group of eight businessmen from Cleveland, Ohio. The group
Peter Witt, inventor of the open air electric trolley. According to
Ottawa County property records, the 1910 values of the 1/2 acre property
were $750 for the land, and $3,800 for the house for a total property value
album currently consists of 188 pictures but we have more to add at some
point in the future. While some of the photos are a bit redundant and I
could make a case for not publishing all of them, a few history buffs have
told me that they definitely want to see all the pictures. The pictures are all from the period 1916-1922. The
collection includes rare and beautiful pictures of North Bass Island,
Rattlesnake Island, Hen Island, Johnson's Island and more, The 107
North Bass Island pictures are from the Memorial Day weekend of every year
in that range except for 1918. The date that each picture was taken is
embedded in the file name.
View the pictures.
To start the slide show, click the play button in the lower
right of the new window.
Pictures 1-166 are from the Lake Erie Islands area:
1-4:Hen Island, and the Quinnebog Club there.
5-14: Johnsonís Island, or on a boat just off Johnson's Island
15-121: North Bass Island (107 pictures)
122-139: Put-in-Bay (18 pictures)
140-144: Rattlesnake Island
151-166: on a boat in Sandusky Bay
Not Lake Erie Islands, but part of the same