Welcome Aboard
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Welcome Aboard

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What is Freemasonry?
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What is Freemasonry?

  A Brief History of the Craft With a focus on North American Freemasonry by Hayward Evans A Brief History of the Craft by Hayward T. Evans is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License Based on a work at www.ohperry341.com. Files linked to this paper include The Leo Taxil…

How Do I Become a Mason?
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How Do I Become a Mason?

First of all to become a Freemason you need to ask one.  You may have seen a bumper sticker, poster, or something on the web that said, 2B1ASK1.  It’s that simple, the first step to becoming a Mason is to ask a Mason that one simple question, “How do I join?” Traditionally Masonry has not…

Johnson’s Island Masonic Memorial Day Service
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Johnson’s Island Masonic Memorial Day Service

On Sunday morning every Memorial Day weekend, the Masonic Lodge Oliver H. Perry No. 341 of Port Clinton, Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio, performs a Masonic Memorial Service in honor of the Masons who died at Johnson’s Island Federal Prison while being held prisoner there during the Civil War. The Masonic ceremony coincides with…

History

Ira Dutcher: Business Man and First Worshipful Master

Ira Dutcher Business Man and First Worshipful Master of Oliver H. Perry and Oak Harbor Lodges by Leonard T. Evans, P.M. Ira S. Dutcher, a prominent citizen of Ottawa County, Ohio, was born March 13, 1814 in Dover, Dutchess County, New York to Ruleff (Ralph) Dutcher (of Holland ancestry) and Almira (Waring) Dutcher (of English…