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​​​​​​​​Everything you wanted to know about the unique and extraordinary history of Kelleys Island, Ohio

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Cover tiny.jpgThrough these books, Islanders have regained their voice - and they tell a remarkable story.

Who were these people who journeyed to Ohio's frontier?

What was life like in the 1800's, isolated on an island in Lake Erie?

What did they do to pass the time?

How did they travel across the lake in the winter?

What role did the island soldiers play in the Civil War?

​Find all these answers and more in these books



ISLAND ROOTS - Did your ancestors have an island connection?

Looking for your Island Ancestors? Click on the lady to find other islanders searching for their roots.

E-BOOKS NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON - Check it out, your copy of the book "Kelleys Island 1810-1861" and "Kelleys Island 1866-1871" are live in the Kindle Store and at​Amazon logo.jpg 

(with a few more stories, loads of court cases and color pictures too).

MEET THE AUTHOR - Meet Author Leslie Korenko - She brings together all the tales told by these island pioneers. You can read all their stories and share their secrets in the Extraordinary History of Kelleys Island. You can see where Leslie appearing by clicking on News & Events.

CHECK OUT OUR COOL STUFF TO BUY - We are always excpanding our little store. Now you can get Kelleys Island Posters, Lakeside Posters, Sandusky Posters, Pirate flags, Cards, and, of course, the famous Kelleys Island history books. CLICK HERE to visit the store.

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Considering a trip to the island? Why not stay at the -- COTTAGE ON SUNSET

A wonderfully comfortable and private home. Click the cottage picture ​for more information.