The Good Old Days

Author: Erno Rossi

Publisher: Seventy Seven Publishing

ISBN: 9780920926048

Category: Amusement parks

Page: 186

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The American Dream came true in Canada as U.S. entrepreneurs converted a wilderness lakeshore into the Crystal Beach amusement park. An excursion to Crystal Beach meant a trip on the Canadiana or one of the other ferries that whisked eager Americans over the border. Once inside the park, visitors experienced unforgettable sights, smells and thrills.
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Author: Tom Nolan

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1608441490

Category: Fiction

Page: 166

View: 5063

A talented writer could craft a short paragraph about his first novel in such a way as to demand further attention. I'm not that good. However, Crystal Beach Sunset is set in an interesting place and time and the interplay among the four principal characters will have universal appeal. What's not to like about a self-proclaimed devout atheist who does charitable work in several area churches? The day-to-day narrative begins when Jim and Rebecca Thornton, corporate banker and English teacher, opt for a two-week vacation on the shores of Lake Erie across from Buffalo. They expect some quiet time away from the heat of Manhattan and not the four-week, life-changing adventure that ensues. But then, they did not imagine that they would spend so much time with their landlord, a middle-aged, self employed, non-tax paying eccentric and his live-in twenty-eight year old girlfriend, a part time stripper and part time exercise rider at the local racetrack. The story takes place in Fort Erie, Ontario and Buffalo, NewYork, its crossborder neighbor, during the late summer of 1989. It ends on Labor Day that year, the last day of operation of Crystal Beach, a popular amusement park on the lake. The four principal characters occupy a lakefront property one bay over, the fifty year old Jack Mahoney and Linda McCollum in the main house and the young couple from New York City in the rental cottage. A cancellation provides an offer of a free extension of their stay if they "assist with some projects." The characters connect by gender and prim is influenced by the bawdier side of life and proper by the unconventional. The area backdrop provides a second sharp contrast, current and historical, between the Canadian and American sides of the Niagara River. Photo: (c) 2008, Above All Aerial & Specialty Photography-Ohio
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Author: Jackie Haley

Publisher: Tate Pub & Enterprises Llc

ISBN: 9781621478362

Category: Fiction

Page: 210

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Jonathan Blake is a catch. He's attractive, he's charming, and his family has a very successful business. Unfortunately, that business just happens to be diamond smuggling. Jessica Johnson is ready for a fresh start. After moving from Chicago to L.A., she's got a new job and a new apartment. The only thing she doesn't have, or want, is a new boyfriend. But when Jonathan saves her from drowning, she finds herself swept off her feet. As their two worlds collide, the decision to stay together becomes a matter of life and death. Will Jessica sacrifice everything to be with the man she loves? Discover love's ultimate adventure at Crystal Beach! 'With an eye for detail and a nose for romance, Haley imagines what might happen if the girl next door stumbled into a James Bond movie. Smuggled diamonds, mafia thugs, a tall dark stranger-Crystal Beach has the makings of a Hollywood hit.' Michael Morain, The Des Moines Register
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A Century of Screams

Author: William E. Kae

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780979663239

Category: Amusement parks

Page: 261

View: 8767

Covers the history of Crystal Beach Park, focusing on the midway and the park's growth and development from 1890 through its demise in 1989. Includes the history of all the Crystal Beach rides, with over 300 archival photos, park layouts that illustrate the evolution of the midway with background information about the people behind the park.
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Author: William E. Kae

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780979663208

Category: Crystal Beach (Fort Erie, Ont.)

Page: 224

View: 5785

The history of a select group of steam-powered passenger boats that plied the waters of Lake Erie between Buffalo, New York and Crystal Beach, Ontario. It chronicles the events that put these steamers in the headlines before, during, and after their years on the Crystal Beach Line.
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Author: Sandra Calvert Mueller,Marlene Calvert Feldkamp,Tom Patrick Ryan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781587368523

Category: Amusement parks

Page: 136

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Crystal Beach Park closed its doors for the last time in 1965. But for the people who enjoyed all that it had to offer, sweet memories linger on. To commemorate the one hundred-year anniversary of the opening of Crystal Beach Park, Sandra Calvert Mueller, Marlene Calvert Feldkamp, and Tom Ryan share the park's history, along with their own treasured experiences, through photos and commentary. "Memories of Crystal Beach Park, Vermilion, Ohio" presents the nostalgic reader with two hundred pictures of the amusement park rides, the buildings, and-most importantly-the people who were part of the Crystal Beach family. Whether you worked at the park, rode all the rides, or simply love to learn about what life was like in days past, this book will take you on a most enjoyable trip down memory lane.
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Legends and Myths

Author: Peter Sacco

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1782343083

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 140

View: 2635

Niagara's Most Haunted: Legends and Myths is not just a book about ghosts and haunted places, but also explores areas in the Niagara region which are considered some of the richest in North American history. As a matter of fact, one of the bloodiest battles in North American history (the War of 1812) between the British and USA was fought in Niagara...Is it any wonder there are so many ghosts? This book examines some of the most haunted places dating back to the 1800's. Each chapter covers a different genre of settings--discussing historical sites, entertaining readers with anecdotal ghost stories, while testing myths with paranormal investigations. Some of the haunted sites include; bed and breakfasts, ships/boats, trains, tunnels, museums, mansions, highways, forts, cemeteries, waterfalls, school houses and many more. This book is guaranteed to peak your curiosity as some may even feel a slight tingling better known as goose bumps -Welcome to my town, Niagara!
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Author: Chris Lynch

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442440112

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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Seventeen-year-old Kevin tries to reinvent himself when he runs away from home and the father he hates, but living with a mysterious uncle and befriending two homeless girls just adds more complications.
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A Chronicle of One Life Spent in Buffalo NY During the 20th Century

Author: Thomas J. Murphy

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595468217

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 132

View: 6808

The life of Catherine Griffin, born in 1905 and raised in the Old First Ward of Buffalo, N.Y. She was the aunt of Buffalo, N.Y. Mayor Jimmy Griffin.
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Author: David W. Francis,Diane DeMali Francis

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738519975

Category: History

Page: 128

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By 1912, there were 54 amusement parks in Ohio. The parks came in all sizes, and featured such attractions as the Flying Ponies carousel, the Chute-the-Chutes water ride, and the Cyclone, Racer, and Dip-the-Dips roller coasters. Some, like Cleveland's White City, seemed to be courted by bad luck from the beginning, and folded after only a few disappointing seasons. Others, like Youngstown's Idora Park, enjoyed long lives and fostered beloved memories, but eventually closed down in the 1960s, 70s and 80s. A few, like Sandusky's Cedar Point, have grown to be considered among the greatest amusement parks in the world. But most are now forgotten.
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Aerial Views from the No-Fly Zone

Author: Bryan Carlile

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1603443231

Category: HISTORY

Page: 145

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Featuring a personal essay, "Living in Hurricane Alley," written by Andrew Sansom The day after Hurricane Ike made U.S. landfall at Galveston, Texas, photographer Bryan Carlile was in a helicopter, working a service contract as a first responder. "After Ike" includes more than one hundred aerial photographs Carlile took of the hurricane's grim aftermath, accompanied by his eyewitness captions.
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Author: Rose Ann Hirsch

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439639280

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 5543

For more than 100 years, western New Yorkers have enjoyed the region’s exciting amusement parks. During the days of trolleys and steamships, area businessmen created Celoron Park, Crystal Beach Park, and other fine local summer resorts. Decades later, lifelong memories were formed for neighborhood baby boomers who visited Glen Park and Fantasy Island, as well as one of New York State’s finest theme parks, Darien Lake. Western New York has always been a proving ground for some of the nation’s most famous roller coasters. The terrifying Cyclone, the fast and furious Silver Comet, and the extreme Ride of Steel have attracted the very bravest of visitors. In the new millennium, the summer tradition of visiting local amusement parks continues with a blend of family-orientated parks and theme parks that appeal to all ages.
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Author: Dr. Louis Yock,Benzie Area Historical Society

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439621373

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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About nine miles long and two miles wide, Crystal Lake has been a recreational center in northwest Michigan for over 100 years. However, resorts and vacations were not the intention of Benzonia’s first settlers, who arrived on Crystal Lake’s eastern shore in 1858 to found a religious colony and a college. In an attempt to increase the area’s economic potential with a navigable channel to Lake Michigan, Crystal Lake was accidentally lowered in 1873. As the waters drained away, an unexpected boon occurred as summer camps, cottages, and resorts sprang up along its shores. The railroads and steamships were quick to follow with eager entrepreneurs, developers, and tourists. Between Frankfort and Point Betsie to the west, and Beulah to the east, an assortment of hideaways and getaways were established to cater to people of differing religions, occupations, and classes.
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