This category is an archive of pages marked as “history” and are related to the Lake Erie Islands, past events, village, and lore of Put-in-Bay, Ohio.

The Legend of Pat Dailey

The Legend of Pat Dailey
25 Mar, 2021

Pat Dailey is a legend on Put-in-Bay, Ohio – the famous Lake Erie Island which is also known to many as South Bass Island.  If this the first time you’ve ever heard of him, allow me to provide some back story. He’s a musician who dedicated his whole life to performing in cities all across the USA. Here’s the story of how he ended up in Put-in-Bay, Ohio: Life Before Put-in-Bay Pat is a very famous island musician who originally... more information
Put-in-Bay’s Benson Ford…House?
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Put-in-Bay’s Benson Ford…House?
18 Feb, 2021

The YouTube channel Doc Bites recently featured Put-in-Bay’s famous Benson Ford house in one of their videos, and it’s fantastic. Enjoy the video right here, and then read on to learn a little more about the Benson Ford! Put-in-Bay’s Famous Benson Ford House The Benson Ford is among the most famous attractions on the Lake Erie island of Put-in-Bay, Ohio, so it’s important to understand the history behind how it became what it is today. The house actually started its... more information
A Special Day at Put-in-Bay with the Ohio State University Marching Band!

A Special Day at Put-in-Bay with the Ohio State University Marching Band!
20 May, 2020

Ohio State Marching Band's Big Day at Put-in-Bay! ‘The Best Damn Band In The Land’ Spends a Day at the Bay! 9/1/2013 Today we’re going to take a look back at one of the most exciting days at Put-in-Bay in recent memory. The Ohio State Marching Band, or as it’s known around these parts, ‘The Best Damn Band In The Land’, joined us up on the island to help us with our bicentennial celebrations. Now, if you’re from Ohio, no... more information
The History of Joe’s Bar – Put-in-Bay, Ohio  

The History of Joe’s Bar – Put-in-Bay, Ohio  
7 Apr, 2020

The History of Joe’s Bar – Put-in-Bay, Ohio The building where Joe’s Bar stands today was built to be a press house to press grapes in the winemaking business. It is believed to have been built in the late 1860’s, or early 1870’s making it one of the oldest buildings, still standing on the island (older than Round House) and truly an integral part of the Put-in-Bay history. The Victorian home next door and the press house were built by... more information
Ohio State Marching Band COVID-19 Tribute & Put-in-Bay
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Ohio State Marching Band COVID-19 Tribute & Put-in-Bay
6 Apr, 2020

Join us to “Shelter in Place” with some of our band members and enjoy this cute video… Band Social Distancing We are proud to share this lovely video of the Ohio State Marching Band making their way to Put-in-Bay… TBDBITL Marches On and Off the Ferry And if you REALLY want to get your TBDBITL fix, here is a great 20-minute video of the band. They marched through the streets and then played a concert at the Perry’s Monument. Visitors... more information

This category is an archive of pages marked as “history” and are related to the Lake Erie Islands, past events, village, and lore of Put-in-Bay, Ohio.