The sun was shining. The wind was blowing. It was the perfect day to spend outside on Monday.
Residents took to the City Pier, Wright Park Beach and Point Gratiot to bask in the sun as well as celebrate the last few days of summer before school is open.
Several people were at the City Pier either boating, riding a jet ski or fishing. Among those fishing were father and son, Frank and Nicholas Solares. Nicholas, age 6, had asked his father to go fishing after going swimming earlier in the day, Frank said.
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Frank Solares (left) and his son Nicholas (right) spent Labor Day fishing off the City Pier in Dunkirk.
"He asked to come fishing," Frank said. "It's a nice lazy day today."
Nicholas will be starting school this week and while the pair did not catch anything early on, they were hoping to catch something before the day was over. Frank said he and Nicholas caught two perch a few weeks back.
"We cleaned them up and fried them up," Frank said.
Whether catching fish or not, the two males were enjoying the day.
"It's nice weather," Frank said.
Others chose to spend their days at Point Gratiot having picnics and swimming. At Wright Park Beach people were spotted laying out in the sun, playing in the sand and swimming.
One Dunkirk resident who wished to not be named had brought her two children and a neighbor's child to the beach.
"(I brought them) so they could have fun. They have school starting in a couple of days," she said.
Another resident was spending time with his wife and children said he was "happy the beaches were open."
The summer season is over for another year for most children today or later this week. School resumes today for some districts including Fredonia and on Thursday for Dunkirk students.
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