Few People Know The Mysterious History Of Ohio’s Lost Island
By now, you’ve likely learned that Ohio is home to several islands. (Be sure to check out this list.) But you’ve likely never heard of Turtle Island. Long-forgotten, slowly shrinking and reclaimed by nature, this abandoned island has an intriguing history most Ohioans aren’t familiar with. It’s hiding in Lake Erie, just a few miles from Maumee Bay.
***Please note: Trespassing on Turtle Island is prohibited and dangerous. Do not attempt to explore it.
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April is the Ohio staff writer for Only in Your State. She is an Ohio native with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. With more than 10 years of writing experience and a background in news reporting for Ohio newspapers, she's published pieces in multiple print and online publications. When she's not on deadline or chasing after her toddler, she's hunting for hidden gems in Ohio or getting lost in a good book.
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