CLEVELAND - My good friend, Tom Livingston, a photographer at WEWS NewsChannel5, tells the funny story of overhearing a network television crew that was producing a story on Cleveland, comment on how they were waiting for a ship they saw on the Lake Erie horizon to sail into port in the city.
The television network crew needed pictures. What the network guys did not know was what they thought was a ship was not moving and could not move.
What they saw miles off the downtown Cleveland shoreline was the water crib. It is one of the intakes of water operated by the Cleveland Division of Water. It is actually a building surrounded by a bright orange barrel.
I went to the water crib and am producing a story for my NewsChannel5 segment, "My Ohio with Leon Bibb."
Friday afternoon on our Live on Five television broadcast at 5 o'clock, I will take you to the crib. So ride along with me for the several-miles trip across a choppy Lake Erie. You will literally climb aboard the crib and venture inside to see where Lake Erie water begins is journey.
The crib has been part of the Cleveland scene since 1898.
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