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Community Meeting Materials Available

By | 2017-05-11T20:22:41+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Activities, Business, History, People, Planning and Studies, The DAM, Updates|

Thanks again to all who attended the Community Meeting on Saturday, May 6, 2017.  A lot of useful  information was shared.  Links below in this post provide downloadable files of all the presentations and documents that attendees received. The Meeting Recap Notes have been posted here and are also available below for download as a PDF. [...]

The Inextricably Linked History of Buckeye Lake and The Buckeye Lake Yacht Club

By | 2017-11-18T14:07:52+00:00 January 15th, 2017|Did You Know, History|

By Steve Harris, BLYC Historian On April 24, 1906, yachtsmen met at Leachman’s Restaurant in Columbus, Ohio and formed what would become The Buckeye Lake Yacht Club. Membership was fifteen and the first Commodore, elected that evening, was Lawrence A. Sackett of Columbus. By the late 1800’s, the Ohio-Erie Canal System had deteriorated and by the [...]

Local Historian and Native Reaches 90 Years of Age

By | 2017-11-18T14:07:52+00:00 January 6th, 2017|Did You Know, History, People|

You will be hard-pressed to come to the town of Buckeye Lake and stop a resident on the street who does not know of Donna Braig.  She was born in Perry County and raised in nearby Hebron. Her first job was at Buckeye Lake Park when she was 14 years old.  Her life revolved around the park [...]

Black Diamond Canal Boat – Local Lore is proven true!

By | 2017-11-18T14:07:52+00:00 January 6th, 2017|Did You Know, History|

The legend of the Black Diamond Canal Boat has been around Buckeye Lake since it sank in 1850.  It was local lore that many a “Snakehunter” would tell on the perfect summer evening watching the sun sink over the still waters of Buckeye Lake. The 50 -foot cargo canal boat was loaded with coal and [...]