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Gibraltar Island photograph
Description: This image is an aerial view of Gibraltar Island (foreground) and South Bass Island State Park, both of which are among the Lake Erie Islands, near Sandusky, Ohio. The dominant landmark on South Bass Island is the Doric Column at Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial, part of the National Park Service. The column stands 47 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. The image was submitted in the Spirit of Ohio Bicentennial Photo Contest. In August 1976, the Ohio American Revolution Bicentennial Advisory Committee (OARBAC) began the Spirit of Ohio Bicentennial Photo Contest as part of a larger effort in Ohio to celebrate the 1976 American Bicentennial. The contest was meant to document "the spirit and character of the people and places which represent Ohio during [the] bicentennial year," and to create a permanent photographic archive of the year's festivity for use by future researchers. Both professional and amateur photographers submitted over 500 photographs for consideration, all taken within the state between January 1 and December 31, 1976. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL07004
Subjects: American Revolution Bicentennial (1976); Gibraltar Island (Ohio); Put-in-Bay (Ohio); Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial (Put-in-Bay, Ohio); South Bass Island (Ohio); Lake Erie Islands (Ohio);
Places: Gibraltar Island (Ohio); Put-In-Bay (Ohio); South Bass Island (Ohio); Ottawa County (Ohio)