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The Year To Come
It would sure be nice if we had a crystal ball to look into and see what’s in store for the islands this coming year. It would sure help with the planning and would end all those “surprise” events we experienced last year.
Well, we don’t have a crystal ball, but we can give you a heads up on several events coming up this year.
The first exciting event is coming on Monday, April 8th, when the islands will be in the direct path of a total eclipse of the sun. It’s being touted as Put-in-Bay’s “Monumental Eclipse!” This unique astronomical occurrence positions Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial as the prime viewing spot for witnessing the moon completely cover the sun.
The last total solar eclipse visible in Ohio was in 1806. The next total solar eclipse in Ohio will be in the year 2099.
The seawall project at Perry’s Monument will be wrapped up in the spring. The seawall itself is now complete, but the dressing up work must be completed.
A new terminal building at the PIB Airport will be built this year. The new $1,900,000 project should begin in the spring and be completed by next fall.
The Reel Bar will be celebrating its 10th year, and Vicky Wigle from Kayak the Bay will mark her 25th year renting kayaks. A little bit older is Frosty Bar at 75 years!
Island watchers can also look forward to changes at the Bay Shore Resort and DJ Parker’s former ice cream shop on Toledo Ave. that recently changed hands.
The Lake Erie Islands Historical Society Museum will have displays that tell the stories of the many steamships that served the islands. It’s your chance to go back in time in 2024.
And finally, if you’re trying to plan your schedule around the numerous 2024 island events and activities, check out the full schedule at www.visitputinbay.com and hit the Search Events tab. You’ll find yourself in the know for the 2024 season at Put-in-Bay.
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