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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New York Genealogy|New York]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Pennsylvania Genealogy|Pennsylvania]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ohio Genealogy|Ohio]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Lake Shore Path'''
  
Lake Erie was a principal avenue of transportation for Indians and frontiersmen alike. The Lake Trail, a heavily used Indian path, ran along the south shore of the lake. Originally, the trail was used by the Iroquois. Later other Indians and settlers found it provided access to the Ohio country.<br> [[Image:Lake-erie.png|thumb|right|Lake-erie.png]] <br>
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=== Route  ===
  
=== Records  ===
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The '''Lake Trail''' or '''Lake Shore Path''' went southwest from [[Buffalo, New York]] along the southern shore of Lake Erie to [[Cleveland, Ohio]], and then west to [[Sandusky County, Ohio]] where it became part of the [[Great Trail]] or Great Path.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.'' (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 850. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
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The counties along the '''''Lake Shore Path''''' route (east to west) were as follows:<ref name="HBG" />  
  
*[[New York]]<br>
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'''New York'''
*[[Michigan|Michigan]]<br>
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*[[Ohio|Ohio]] <br>
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:*[[Erie County, New York Genealogy|Erie]]
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:*[[Chautauqua County, New York Genealogy|Chautauqua]]
  
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'''Pennslyvania'''
  
*[http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/OfficeofCoastalManagement/history/tabid/9375/Default.aspx#Pre-European Lake Erie Timeline]<br>
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:*[[Erie County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Erie]]
*[http://byways.org/explore/byways/59836/ Lake Erie Coastal Ohio Trail]
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*[http://www.eriewrecks.com/shipwrecks/shipwrecks.html Lake Erie Shipwrecks] <br>
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Erie_Islands Lake Erie Islands by Size]<br>
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*[http://www.leihs.org/ Lake Erie Battle War of 1812]
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'''Ohio'''
  
{{Michigan|Michigan}} {{Ohio|Ohio}} {{Pennsylvania|Pennsylvania}} {{New York|New York}}
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:*[[Ashtabula County, Ohio Genealogy|Ashtabula]]
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:*[[Lake County, Ohio Genealogy|Lake]]
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:*[[Cuyahoga County, Ohio Genealogy|Cuyahoga]]
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:*[[Lorain County, Ohio Genealogy|Lorain]]
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:*[[Erie County, Ohio Genealogy|Erie]]
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Route

The Lake Trail or Lake Shore Path went southwest from Buffalo, New York along the southern shore of Lake Erie to Cleveland, Ohio, and then west to Sandusky County, Ohio where it became part of the Great Trail or Great Path.[1]

The counties along the Lake Shore Path route (east to west) were as follows:[1]

New York

Pennslyvania

Ohio

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 850. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.

 

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