July 13, 2023 | July 13, 1973
WQLN NPR first signed on the air in 1973. On July 13th of that year, Erie’s US Coast Guard Station flooded for the second time in as many months. Sandbags did not prevent the complete flooding of the entrance road and the compound’s buildings.
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