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Did you know that Coast Guard Station Marblehead is in the top running for most search and rescue sorties each year in the entire nation? This is due in part to the fact that Ottawa and Erie counties are ranked #1 and #3 respectively in boats per-capita in the state.

One by one dates are being announced for the various 2022 events on the island. In the next couple of months we will publish a list so you can plan your life around these island events.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nobody in Put-in-Bay Village was identified as multi-racial in 2019. All 71 citizens living in Put-in-Bay Village in 2019 were white.

On one of those windy days in early December, Barry Koehler who was working at the Goat heard a loud crack, looked around and saw a large basswood tree go down in Cooper’s Woods Preserve. The shallow roots and rocky ground aren’t good for trees in a high wind. A large hole in the forest canopy was left behind as it took several trees down with it.

Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab staff received a number of Creative Works awards and honorable mentions at Ohio State’s 2021 Extension Annual Conference in Columbus recently.

If you want to get your Put-in-Bay fix while away while from the island this winter, there are four interesting webcams you can check out. One is a view of Delaware Ave. from Mr. Ed’s, one is from the roof of the Boardwalk, another is from the Put-in-Bay Condos and the last is one from the Benson Ford shiphouse on the West Shore. Check them out at https://putinbay.com/.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the Lake Erie Islands Conservancy’s Giving Tuesday campaign! Whether by mail, Facebook, Paypal or in person, it was all appreciated! The Conservancy raised $3,280 for the Conservancy’s Land Protection Fund!

We took a trip to Amish country this fall and found the Amish and the Mossbacks had something in common. Both communities are seeing more and more electric bikes.

Betsy McCann tells us she’s adapting well to island life after retiring from her job in Columbus this fall.

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