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4 volumes: 1810-1861, 1862-1865, 1866-1871 & 1872-1876

Book 1 1810-1861
What is in Book 1
Book 2 1862-1865
What is in Book 2
Book 3 1866-1871
What is in Book 3
Book 4 1872-1876
What is in Book 4
Cool stuff to buy
About the Author
News & Events
My Island & Great Links
Island Poetry
An Island Winter
Everything you wanted to know about the
unique and extraordinary history of
Kelleys Island, Ohio

Through these books, Islanders have regained their voice. 
They tell their own remarkable story, in their own words.
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?

Did your ancestors have an island connection?                                        


Looking for your Island

Ancestors? CLICK HERE

COMING IN SUMMER 2014 - eBook version of Book 1 (with a little bit more and color pictures too).


Author Leslie Korenko
brings together all the tales told by these island pioneers.

You can read all their stories and share their secrets in the Kelleys Island book series.

  Leslie Korenko


POSTERS AND Cool Stuff to Buy 

Check out the POSTERS:

 WINERIES of Kelleys Is.

 QUARRIES of Kelleys Is.

 WINDOWS of Kelleys Is.

 DOORS of Kelleys Island

 BARNS of Kelleys Island

 HOUSES of Kelleys Is.

 HISTORIC HOUSES  of Kelleys Island

 OUTHOUSES of Kelleys Island

NEW IN 2014- Posters featuring the houses of Lakeside and Sandusky


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

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