Lake County has produced its share of fearless mariners. One of the best known is Robert Manry, a copy editor for The Plain Dealer who lived in Willowick. (Yes, he’s the namesake of Manry Park.)
In 1965, Manry navigated his tiny sailboat, Tinkerbelle, across the Atlantic. At 13.5 feet, it was the shortest boat to survive the cross-Atlantic journey at the time. The voyage made Manry a minor celebrity.
Lake County historian Ginnie Jeschelnig tells the whole story of this record-breaking trip and its unexpected consequences for Manry’s family during this special talk, which will be available to view online until Friday, March 19.