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Put-in-Bay’s State-of-the-Art Gondola Transportation System

Put-in-Bay’s State-of-the-Art Gondola Transportation System 31 Mar, 21

State-of-the-Art Gondola Transportation System to be Built for South Bass Island This is a mockup of the new Put-in-Bay SkyRide© that will carry passengers from the mainland to Put-in-Bay. Season passes will be available for islanders and cottagers.   South Bass Island is happy to announce its newest form of transportation to and from the island, The Put-in-Bay SkyRide©! A historic agreement between the Put-in-Bay Village, Put-in-Bay Township and Put-in-Bay Port Authority will make this futuristic form of transportation possible.... more information
Put-in-Bay Island Diary: February 2021

Put-in-Bay Island Diary: February 2021 06 Mar, 21

Mon., Feb. 1st – It’s snowy and wind and there is a 2-hour delay for school in the morning. The ice is not settled. Susan Byrnes and Lisa Brohl take advantage of the snow and do a little cross country skiing instead of kayaking. Tue., Feb. 2nd – It’s a beautiful sunny day. Four adventurous island ladies, Simona Michael, Maria Hristovski, Michele Heineman and Susan Byrnes are out snowmobiling around the island. There’s lots of ice in the lake, but... more information
Ottawa County Health Dept. Brings Covid Vaccine to Put-in-Bay

Ottawa County Health Dept. Brings Covid Vaccine to Put-in-Bay 05 Mar, 21

Ottawa County Health Department Brings Covid Vaccine to Put-in-Bay When it comes to the constraints of Covid, the chances of going back to a somewhat normal social life for many islanders are looking very good. Residents on Put-in-Bay and the other Bass Islands were extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to get the Covid vaccine long before many others in the county, state, and country. Back in early January, the Ottawa County Health Department surprised everyone with a notice... more information
Put-in-Bay Island Diary: January 2021

Put-in-Bay Island Diary: January 2021 14 Feb, 21

Fri., Jan. 1st – It rains all day. At The Forge, there’s a steak and eggs brunch, plus champagne toast brunch special. Registration for those wanting to participate in the 2021 Put-in-Bay Road Races Union in September opens. Sat., Jan. 2nd – West Shore resident Marc Burr celebrates his 70th birthday. The weather station, Station SBIO1 – South Bass Island, at the SBI Lighthouse hasn’t been working since just a couple of hours before 2020 became 2021. Sue and Mike... more information
February 2021 Front Page News – THE GREAT ICE SHANTY RESCUE!

February 2021 Front Page News – THE GREAT ICE SHANTY RESCUE! 02 Feb, 21

THE GREAT ICE SHANTY RESCUE! On Monday, Feb. 19th, 1951, the “Great Ice Shanty Rescue” took place. This group of island gentlemen combined their efforts to save over 70 shanties that were stranded on an ice floe west of Green Island after a strong east wind shifted the ice the previous day. They used rowboats to transport two to three shanties at a time across a quarter mile of open water to get them back onto safe ice. These ice... more information
Put-in-Bay Island Diary: December 2020

Put-in-Bay Island Diary: December 2020 15 Jan, 21

Tue., Dec. 1st – The township snow plowers are out before dawn and it snows until after lunch. There are no boats or planes all day, plus school gets a two-hour delayed start. If you’re picking up freight at the Lime Kiln Dock, you’re asked not to use the main entrance, but the back road to the freight barn. During the snow and wind, Ohio Edison man Terry Jenkins is spotted working on an electric pole in front of the... more information
January 2021 Front Page News – Burn the Germ!

January 2021 Front Page News – Burn the Germ! 04 Jan, 21

To subscribe to the Put-in-Bay Gazette please visit their website by clicking here. Burn the Germ! The future is looking bright as we enter the New Year. Now that there are vaccines that combat Covid-19, there is hope that Put-in-Bay may be able to return to business as usual. We may still be wearing masks and social distancing as the projected herd immunity takes hold, but islanders, seasonal workers, visitors who are protected will certainly feel better about working at... more information
Put-in-Bay Island Diary: November 2020

Put-in-Bay Island Diary: November 2020 15 Dec, 20

Sun., Nov. 1st – There’s a small craft advisory in effect through Monday morning with southwest winds 20 to 30 knots and gusts to 40 knots. That translates to waves 5 to 8 feet. There’s a gale watch for northwest winds 25 to 30 knots with gusts up to 40 knots with wave heights of 7 to 10 feet. The last ferry for the day leaves the island at 2 p.m. Bob Bahney reports a 57 mph gust of wind... more information
December Front Page News – 40 Years of Island News!

December Front Page News – 40 Years of Island News! 01 Dec, 20

To subscribe to the Put-in-Bay Gazette please visit their website by clicking here. The Gazette Celebrates 40 Years of Island News! Forty years ago this month, the Put-in-Bay Gazette’s inaugural issue appeared on the counter at the grocery store in the old Colonial building downtown Put-in-Bay. The Gazette started with a two-page issue printed on typing paper in an age when there were no computers. In forty years there have been lots of changes. At one time we printed issues... more information