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  • 25-22 Lake Shore Electric Marker 25-22 Lake Shore Electric Marker
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Lake Shore Electric Railway
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At this site the Lake Shore Electric Railway crossed a bridge that spanned the Vermilion River. The western abutment of the former bridge is plainly visible just below along the river bank. Widely known as the "Greatest Electric Railway in the United States," the flaming orange trolley cars of the Lake Shore Electric Railway transported people and freight for thirty-seven years (1901-1938) along the southern Lake Erie shores from Cleveland to Toledo often reaching speeds of sixty miles per hour. The interurban line played a primary role in the development of the western Cleveland suburbs and also carried throngs of summer visitors to Lake Erie recreation facilities at Avon Beach Park, Linwood Park, Crystal Beach, Mitiwanga, Ruggles Grove, Rye Beach, and Cedar Point. The power lines still standing along the system's right-of-way attest to the fact that it also assisted in bringing electric power to the entire region.
Location
Rotary Park, located at Vermilion's historic Water Tower
Coordinates
Latitude: 41.252780, Longitude: -82.214890.
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