Guyle's Breakwater Plan


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Guyle's Breakwater Plan

In 1873, as a member of the City' Board of Trade, William B. Guyle, who was also a retired Lake Erie ship captain and marine inspector, proposed the plan for the City's new Breakwater which was ultimately adopted by the City of Cleveland. The original Breakwater was substantially completed by 1885. Guyles is given credit by several sources for the creation of the Breakwater plan, including this article that appeared in the Cleveland Leader on February 4, 1873.


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