Yearly Archives: 2016

What is Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial?

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Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial National Monument

A 352 foot monument – the world’s most massive Doric column – was constructed in Put-in-Bay, Ohio by a multi-state commission from 1912 to 1915 “to inculcate the lessons of international peace by arbitration and disarmament.” Beneath the stone floor of the monument lie the remains of three American officers and three British officers. It is among the tallest monuments in the United States (the Gateway Arch, San Jacinto Monument, and the Washington Monument are taller). Although substantially completed in 1915, funding problems prevented the proper completion of a fully realized memorial complex. In 1919 the federal government assumed control of the monument and provided additional funding. The official dedication was celebrated on July 31, 1931. In 2002, 2.4 million dollars was spent on a new visitor center. The memorial is visited by 200,000 people each year. read more

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Stone Laboratory In The News

fish hatchery

Stone Laboratory at Put-in-Bay is the oldest freshwater biological field station in the United States (1929).

Stone Labs is both a campus for Ohio State University and site for Ohio Sea Grant studies. It has been central to much Great Lakes research. Stone Lab is scenic with a natural arch, “Eye of the Needle,” and Perry’s Lookout from the Battle of Lake Erie. That research assumed more than regular importance when Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) rocketed into international news recently. HAB toxins were shutting off drinking water to 400,000 residents in the Toledo area back in 2014. read more

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Local Brewery on Put-in-Bay? Yes!

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The Put-in-Bay Brewery & Distillery, located on South Bass Island in Lake Erie, underwent a massive remodeling over last winter. The changes were so dramatic that many returning guests admitted that they were confused.

Co-owner and brewer Carl Krueger shared that the brewpub, which opened in 1996 and is in a former firehouse, was in line for a much-needed update, especially to keep up with other bars on the island that have done significant face-lifts over the last several years.

The 8.5-barrel Price-Schonstrom brewing system was moved upstairs and out of sight, while the bar was extended, new booths and furniture were added, a tin ceiling was installed. Stones now form an attractive wall behind the bar. Krueger estimated that they invested anywhere from $400,000 to $500,000 in the remodeling. read more

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Put in Bay Boss’ Slow-Pitch Open – Co-Ed & Men’s Softball Tournament

Put-in-Bay softball tournament

Event: Put in Bay Boss’ Slow-Pitch Open
Type: Co-Ed & Men’s Softball Tournament
Dates: Saturday, October 15, 2016
Location: Put-in-Bay Softball Field
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Join All Sport FUNdamentals on Put-in-Bay (South Bass Island) for a Co-Ed and Men’s Softball Tournament on Saturday, October 15, 2016 where we will be giving away bottles!! The weekend will be filled with activities, live music, great food and cold drinks.  There are a limited number of teams that can participate in the tournament so do not delay in getting your team signed up! read more

Put-in-Bay Oktoberfest 2016

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The 23rd Annual Oktoberfest hosted by the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce will be held October 8th-9th.

The event will be held 11am to 7pm on Saturday and from 12pm to 5pm on Sunday, and will take place under a tent in DeRivera Park, downtown Put-In-Bay.

The German-style festival features a wide array of German food from island restaurants, hot spiced wine and cold beer, German Music from The Maxx Band, German dancers and more.

Admission to Oktoberfest is $4 each day or a two-day pass can be purchased from $6. Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Additional information on the event and lodging can be found at www.putinbay.com read more

Making Your Way to Put in Bay

put in Bay Overhead View

If you start your Lake Erie vacation in Sandusky, you will be very close to some excellent dining, gardens, and lakefront scenery. Fine dining (not really child appropriate) includes J Bistro, Crush Winebar, and Zinc Brasserie. Small City Taphouse (Asian fusion and craft beers), Water Street Bar & Grill (good pub food, fine for families before 8pm), and Dockside Café (outside dining only, simple foods from a service window) are all family appropriate. Also great in downtown Sandusky is the New Sandusky Fish Co, which is right next to Shoreline Park (east of where you’re staying). Also carryout/outside dining only, but the best Lake Erie fish you will ever taste. Port Sandusky family restaurant is new-ish, and I’ve not yet tried it but have heard good things. The Lunch Box is a well established place for breakfast and lunch. Mr. Smith’s Coffee is a good downtown place for breakfast and coffee in the AM. I’ve also never been to Hot Dog Tony’s because I don’t like hot dogs, but is very convenient to where you’ll be staying. read more

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Press Release: Put-In-Bay Condos

New Put-in-bay Waterfront Condos

PRESS RELEASE: Put-in-Bay-area luxury condo community exceeds expectations with exceptional sales, escrow and reservations to date

Put-in-Bay, OH – September  6, 2016 – PUT-IN-BAY CONDOS, a luxury condominium community in Put-in-Bay, OH has generated more than $5 million in sales since Fall 2015, outpacing the sales activity in the Ottawa County market and triggering the release of the condominium project’s newest collection of rental inventory sooner than projected.

With a target Grand Opening date of July 1st already met, the project is currently on pace to fill all weekend rental slots this season, with an average condo sale price of more than $350,000 for the 26 units being sold and an average weekend rental price of $2,100. The Island Club Home Rentals, a Cleveland-based vacation home rental management company, began accepting reservations for the Condos on January 1st of this year. read more

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Island Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary Gets Assistance

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PUT-IN-BAY – People often think of Put-In-Bay for the partying and weekend revelry, but there is another side to island life that most don’t usually get to see – the local and community philanthropy. Thanks to 11-year-old McKenna Stacy of Put-in-Bay, the Island Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary in Port Clinton was able to provide medical care for a few more dogs after Stacy donated $1,290 to the sanctuary.

“She said we could use the money for what we wanted, so we used it for vet bills,” said the sanctuary’s CEO and president, Nancy Benevento-Brown. “We have so many infirm dogs here. It’s really the second chance ranch.” read more

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Finding the History of Put-in-Bay

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Each summer from April through October, hundreds of thousands of visitors travel to Put-in-Bay, Ohio. Put-in-Bay is a small village on South Bass Island which is 13 miles off the shore of Port Clinton, Ohio. It is commonly referred to as the Key West of the North. April is popular for fishermen, May to September is great for summer vacations, and October provides a quiet scenic romantic end to the season.

Many people discover Put-in-Bay by chance as a local staycation and others stumble upon it via the ever popular “Put-in-Bay Days” weekend in Key West FL. Many of the regular island entertainers head south to perform at Sloppy Joe’s such as Pete & Wayne, Pay Dailey, Mike “Mad Dog” Adams, Ray Fogg, and Bobby Gatewood. Their loyal and devoted following travels down each year in February for a week of fun in the sun while Put-in-Bay is closed for the winter. read more

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Vintage Sports Car Racers Return to Put-in-Bay – AUGUST 28-31, 2016!

2016 put in bay road races

Put-in-Bay, Ohio — The Put-in-Bay Road Races Reunion for the eighth straight year will again wake up the residents of sleepy South Bass Island (off Ohio’s North Coast near Sandusky, OH) with the sights, sounds and smells of vintage sports cars roaring through its quaint streets and around its airport, much the same as it was on the island for one weekend a year back in the 1950s and early ‘60s. This year’s event takes place from Monday, August 29 to Wednesday, August 31.

Unlike most vintage racing events, the Put-in-Bay Road Races Reunion (PIBRRR) welcomes owner-drivers of qualified racing and non-racing vintage sports cars of all types to be part of the show and participate in various events and activities. Those activities revolve around vintage racing generally but racing is just part of what’s going on. read more

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