I FOUND THIS POST ON AN ARCHEOLOGY SITE
"I am currently researching Girty's Island in the Maumee River, near Florida Ohio. Looking for artifacts from a time long ago.
So far I know that Simon Girty hid there and his brother George had a trading post, both in the 1700's. I have also learned that there was other structures built on the island in the early 1900's, one being a victorian amusement park. I have also heard rumors that there was also a dance hall at one time.
This past summer, I found the remains of an old foundation and the remains of a log used in the building with the log tag still attached. This foundation is nothing like what we see today. I am looking for information that may lead me to what remains I have found so I can identify the time period in which it was built. I am also looking to know what all structures once stood on the island. This would help date any artifacts I may find."
HERE IS SOMETHING ELSE I FOUND
On the left you will see an island named after
the Girty Brothers: Simon, James and George.
It is said that the Girtys lived on this island
and that James Girty conducted a trading post
at this point. All three men were traitors to
their race, were called renegades and deserted
civilization to dwell among the savages. Simon
was the worst of the three and a man of ac-
tion. He met with the Indians in their coun-
cils and was listened to. He was present at
the burning of Colonel William Crawford
near Carey in 1792
Simon Girty was adopted by the Seneca as a young man and sided with the British to fight the Revolutionaries in the Ohio Territory. He was present at the gruesome death of Colonel Crawford.
Because he was such a bad guy, he's doomed to spend eternity polishing Mad Anthony Wayne's cannons, which once stood at the eastern point of Girty's Island, seven miles west of Napoleon. Although the cannons were removed long ago, Girty appears every night to polish the places where they once stood.
You might also be able to hear the cries of some of Simon's victims, screaming in pain as they're skinned alive an inch at a time. Girty never killed anyone on this island, but the screams are part of the haunting legend all the same.
HERE IS MORE
Up the river a distance about five miles from Napoleon is located "Girty Island" and "Girty's Point" which were his favorite places to retreat. Simon Girty fell from favor with the Native Americans and he retreated to the north bank of the river opposite the island where he built a cabin. Early settlers in the 1820's report finding the remains of his cabin. It was located on what now is the Gunn farm.
Hope some of this helps, never heard of it but sounds like a very interesting place, hope some of this helps.