Kelleys Island, a popular vacation area on the Great Lakes, is located in the western basin of Lake Erie several miles off shore from Port Clinton and Marblehead, Ohio. The name Kelleys Island refers to both the village and the island...and the entire island was designated as the Kelleys Island Historic District in 1988. According to the 2000 census, the permanent population of the island was 367.
The island is named for brothers Datus and Irad Kelley who are credited with starting the quarrying, logging and wine making industries on the island. (FYI: For whatever reason, official references to Kelleys Island do not contain an apostrophe.)
Perhaps the island's most popular attraction is the Glacial Grooves on the island's north side...which are the largest and most easily accessible grooves anywhere on earth.
Photos in this gallery were taken on Monday, July 12, 2010...
Jack, these are just great! It reminds me of Ocracoke and our trip out there. This island looks like a good place to spend the summer!
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