Labatt USA Partners with Lake Erie Waterkeeper to Promote Local Water Stewardship in Ohio This Summer
Investment in local organization serves as part of Labatt USA’s larger partnership with the global Waterkeeper Alliance to protect and sustain drinkable, fishable and swimmable water
Labatt USA will partner with Lake Erie Waterkeeper to further its efforts to protect and sustain the Lake Erie watershed. They will make a $10,000 investment to support Lake Erie Waterkeeper’s efforts. This is part of a larger investment of more than $100,000 with Waterkeepers throughout the Great Lakes region.
The partnership and investments align with LUSA’s triple bottom line approach. The beer company prioritizes people, planet and profit. This includes measuring, reducing and mitigating its impact on the environment and society through investments, volunteerism and education.
“Not only is clean water required to make great beer, but it also means recreation on the water. By working to improve our water footprint, we’re also able to impact our communities to help ensure everyone can swim, boat and enjoy our local waterways throughout the summer,” said Lisa Texido, brand manager for the LUSA Family.
“Increasing public awareness of water stewardship is crucial to preserving, protecting and improving our watersheds” said Sandy Bihn, executive director for Lake Erie Waterkeeper and Lake Erie Foundation. “Partnering with Labatt USA is a terrific opportunity to connect with more people throughout the state of Ohio and keep our waters fishable, swimmable and drinkable.”
About the “Loving Ohio” Retail Program
This summer, Labatt USA will release limited-edition “Loving Ohio” graphic cans of Labatt Blue and Labatt Blue Light. They will feature popular summer water destinations in Ohio including Edgewater Park, Arch City, Put-in-Bay and Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Loving Ohio cans will be available in all locations that sell 24-packs of this fine Canadian beer. In-store signage promotes the partnership between LUSA and Lake Erie Waterkeeper to help raise awareness of the importance of water stewardship.
About Labatt USA
Proudly headquartered in Buffalo, New York, Labatt USA has imported Labatt Blue from Canada since 1951. Today, Labatt Blue is America’s top-selling Canadian beer. It has become the premier Canadian pilsener in the Great Lakes region and expansion markets across the United States. First brewed in Canada in 1847, Labatt continues to carry on the tradition and heritage of the great outdoors. Owned by Rochester-based North American Breweries.
PUT-IN-BAY, OH – This weekend, Put-in-Bay welcomes visitors to the island to go on a “Garage Sale Treasure Hunt”! You never know what you might find from an old wooden chair to a nautical heirloom.
Treasures abound at over two dozen stops on the Garage Sale Trail. The event will be held all day, from 9am-5pm, on Saturday May 19, 2018 on South Bass Island (home to the city of Put-in-Bay). Stop by the Chamber of Commerce office as your first stop for last-minute information.
Take advantage of great discounts on merchandise and various island treasures. Maps with locations of the garage sales will be distributed the day of the event. Don’t miss the big bargains at the Heritage Resale Shop at the Historical Museum.
Every corner of the island will have something for sale, and even some locations that are last-minute and not listed. For a preview of the map, or to download a copy to take with you, check out: http://www.putinbayislandclub.com/images/newsletter/PIBgaragesale.pdf
There are also some Houses, Condos, and Hotel Rooms available this weekend. Visit Put-in-Bay Lodging options for different options that may be right for you!
Categories:Events & Gatherings
Time to start thinking about Put-in-Bay Events! However, Old man Winter seems like he’ll never release his grip on the area. Still, we are gearing up for another fantastic season on Put-In-Bay. While the bulk of our guests come between June and August, the island has wonderful activities and events both early and late in the season. Also, the lodging rates during these times are a great value. Check out these great Spring Events on Put-In-Bay.
Mr. Ed’s 13th Annual Pajama Party: April 20th Weekend
Mr. Ed’s Bar is home to this fun event that is a sure sign the Put-In-Bay season has arrived. Guests are encouraged to bring their favorite comfy pajamas, while enjoying great live music and the best local DJ’s. Guests can vie for great prizes for sexiest pajamas, funniest pajamas and more. Also, the zany Mr. Ed’s staff always manages to pull out a few surprises for the bash. Take advantage of the discounted rates, and sneak in another fun weekend on the Bay, early in the season. Also, this weekend is a popular choice for bachelor and bachelorette parties. Wedding season is just around the corner! Book Now to be part of the action.
All Sport FUNdamentals Put-in-Bay 4th Annual Draft Day 5k FUN Run: April 28th
The time is now to get moving. What better place for a 5k than beautiful Put-In-Bay? All Sports Fundamentals is hosting this great annual race to kick off the race season. This organization strives to provide great Put-In-Bay Events to keep people active and having fun while doing it. All participants will receive a Draft Day 5k Jersey, free lunch and drink discounts. Also, the Lake Erie Islands Browns Backers will be offering tickets to win prizes. These include autographed footballs, memorabilia and more. All proceeds from this event will directly assist the LEIBB.
Putinbay.com’s Spring Fling Customer Appreciation Party: May 4-5
We love our guests! So, we like to show you our admiration by throwing a huge street party. Each year during the first weekend in May, the Island Club transforms into party central. The Spring Fling party kicks off on Friday with live entertainment and free beer. A beer truck with over 50 kegs provides the libations for the Fling. Then, Saturday the party rocks on. There are more entertainers gracing the stage. Also, we cook burgers and hot dogs for all of our friends. This customer appreciation party has grown to be a must-attend event of the season. We have many guests who enjoy the party so much, this is the Put-In-Bay event they attend each year. Grab your Put-In-Bay Home Rental for this awesome event!
Mardi Gras Weekend/John Carroll Weekend: May 11-12
You don’t have to go far to get a taste of the Bayou. Each May, Put-In-Bay hosts a fun filled Mardi Gras Weekend. Grab some beads and float on over for an exciting Put-In-Bay Event. Also, this weekend is another great choice for bachelor and bachelorette parties because its on the cusp of the popular June Wedding season. Another fun aspect of this weekend is the addition of the seniors of John Carroll University. For over 5 years, the senior class has came to Putinbay to celebrate their upcoming graduation. There’s never a dull moment on the island, especially with such great Put-In-Bay Events.
See You on the Island for Fun Put-In-Bay Events
No matter what time of the year you visit Put-In-Bay, there is always something exciting going on. However, the Spring time gives guests a chance to experience the island with more affordable vacation rentals, less crowds and easy-going vibe. We look forward to welcoming you and yours to Put-In-Bay this Spring. See you at the Bay!
Snow, ice and frigid cold temperatures mean Burning Snowman 2018 is near! These conditions is what we’ve been dealt thus far this Winter. Are you ready to bid farewell to the blustery conditions? So are we! The 4th Annual Burning Snowman Fest in Port Clinton, Ohio is here to do just that!
The Burning Snowman Fest is an event designed to help think warm thoughts during these cold times. Revelers will gather once again on February 24, 2018 for this popular event. The host locations are Mr. Ed’s Bar and Grill and Dock’s Beach House in Port Clinton. Also, other local bars will be offering great specials for this event. More importantly, this event’s purpose is to raise funds for local charities. There will be live entertainment, food, hobo bonfires and even hot tubs to soak in. Entertainment will be selected from the wide selection of local talent. One band will even get to make their big debut. See below for information about this great prelude to the Burning Snowman 2018 on Thursday, January 18th. The winner will even get a chance to play at Mr. Ed’s Put-in-Bay this Summer!
Stay at Burning Snowman 2018
There is no better place to stay for this festival than the Commodore Perry Inn. The location is absolutely prime. Guests will be on site for the entire event. So, all of the fun to be had will be mere steps away.
COMMODORE PERRY INN: PORT CLINTON, OHIO
Rooms Start at $119.95 + tax
For Reservations: Call 419-732-2645
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Burning Snow Man Transportation
For transportation for any time during the festival, Call the friendly folks at After Hours Taxi. They will be out in full force ensuring guests the utmost safety. So, don’t drink and drive! Instead, call After Hours for a sober skipper!
AFTER HOURS TAXI
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This event has gained traction as the must attend event of the Winter. Therefore, many of the local lodging options fill up fast. There is no better way to experience it all than to stay right at the party. So, you won’t miss out on all of the great fun. Lastly, lest not forget that this is a party with a purpose. The generous donations of Burning Snowman attendees has made a great impact on the local community. Come out and do your part and wish Winter away! Burn baby burn!
Is the island normal or is Put-in-Bay Paranormal? According to some paranormal researchers, there is convincing evidence that yes is the answer. The following will discuss claims of other worldly visitors at three Put-in-Bay establishments: The Park Hotel, the Doller House and the Crews Nest.
Put-in-Bay Paranormal: 3 Suspected Haunts
The Park Hotel has been a fixture on the downtown Put-in-Bay scene for over 150 years. Originally, the hotel opened as the Deutches Hotel in the 1870s. A striking feature of the new lodging choice was beds with springs, instead of beds stuffed with hay. The first owner is believed to be George Schmidt. A newspaper article from this era mentions him as owner. Also, the Roundhouse Bar construction was in Toledo and shipped to Put-in-Bay.
Now, where does the haunts came in to the picture? A woman, known as the “governess,” purportedly perished at the Park Hotel. Allegedly, the woman fell from the second floor down the steps to the lobby. Islander children who have played frequently in the lobby, have noted a feeling of being “watched over” by this woman. Also, she’s known to frequent Room 14 at the Hotel. Another incident of paranormal activity relates to a suspected suicide. Some speculate that an early owner of the bar may have committed suicide within. The legend includes a death by hanging in the third floor stairwell. Reports suggest the man remained, looking down on guests in their bed and peering from the window in Room 17. Also, this entity visits in the “Winter Bar,” located next to the Lobby. This is one of the most popular Put-in-Bay Paranormal places.
This magnificent home’s construction was by Valentine Doller during the mid to late 1800s. Doller was an immigrant from Germany who came to Sandusky, Ohio in 1851. Then, in 1859 he moved to Put-in-Bay. He was responsible for the construction of many buildings, as he was a prominent and prosperous member of the community. Additionally, he held several positions including first postmaster, council member and eventually mayor of the island. He and his wife had six daughters.
One evening, one of Doller’s daughters left quietly to enjoy some of the nightlife. Olga Doller frequented the Put-in-Bay Colonial, a massive entertainment hall on the island at this time. During her trek home, she fell into the water. So, she yelped for help from her predicament. Fortunately, she avoided the peril. However, her actions enraged Valentine Doller. From that moment on, he forbade his daughters to marry. This new ruling was very difficult for the sisters to bear.
One daughter, Daisy, eventually moved to a home next to the mansion. For the rest of their lives, the family remained on the island. Today, they rest at the Crown Hill Cemetery in the family mausoleum. It’s believed the spirits of the anguished daughters still run amuck in the Doller Mansion. Reports indicate that they still peer from the windows, longingly looking for love. Today, the Doller Mansion is home to the Put-in-Bay Winery.
The Crew’s Nest is the premier social club on Put-in-Bay. Here, members can enjoy a fine meal, a swim in the large pool and much more. Originally, the property opened as The Eagle Cottage. Moreover, the property finished construction in 1875. The first owner, Captain F.J. Magle, ran a steamboat that provided service to the island. Then, in 1946 the property was sold and renamed The Friendly Inn. Here, guests found lodging and a home cooked meal. Today, the club boasts improved facilities thanks to many improvements over the last 50 years. Workers at the Crews Nest have noted strange noises coming from the attic. Also, they claim that things thrown up the attic stairwell come back down by an unknown force. The entity has a name, “Spencer.”
So, it appears there is some evidence to suggest that Put-in-Bay Paranormal activity is present. With such a storied past with colorful characters, this comes as no surprise. If walls could talk, they would shed interesting insights on the former residents of the island. Also, they would give us a better understanding as to why these spirits are still present today. This is yet another layer of the interesting island of Put-in-Bay!
The Mid America Boat Show returns to the I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio January 18th. This is the largest and oldest boat show in Ohio. Here, there are many fun and entertaining things to do and see. Bring the family for a taste of Summer in the middle of the Winter! Also, browse from over 400 boats onsite. Boat dealers and boating vendors will be on hand offering the very best products and services.
Mid America Boat Show 2018 General Info
Dates: January 18-21, 2018
Location: I-X Center; 1 I-X Center Dr; Cleveland, Ohio 44135
Boat Show Hours:
Thursday, January 18th Noon – 9 PM
Friday, January 19th Noon – 9 PM
Saturday, January 20th 11 AM – 9 PM
Sunday, January 21st 11 AM – 6 PM
Admission: Adults: $14
Children 12 and Under: FREE
Adults 60+: $12
Put-in-Bay Night on Opening Night 1/18
There’s no better way to forget about the cold Winter than thinking about Put-in-Bay. So, be sure to stop by the Put-in-Bay Pavilion at the Boat Show. Here, have a taste of the legendary Boardwalk Lobster Bisque. Also, enjoy from live entertainment from local favorites West Side Steve, Ray Fogg and Pat Shepard. This will take place at 7 PM. However, to secure a good spot for the show, it is recommended to stop by earlier. So, see you at the show for Put-in-Bay night!
More info about the entertainment can be found here.
Fun Attractions at the Mid America Boat Show
Fish NOW Expo
This hands-on exhibit features a 5,000 gallon aquarium on wheels. Here, fishing experts will give intriguing demonstrations. Also, they will show how fish react to bait and how they secure it. Children can learn how to rig and use a cane fishing pole. So, stop by for this unique experience.
Go Dive NOW
Participants can go scuba diving in a wet suit. Certified diving instructors oversee for instruction and safety. Furthermore, dives are completed in a 30 foot 15,000 gallon pool. So, come and see what it’s like to scuba!
Boater Experience Pavilion
Come by with the whole family for a variety of fun activities. Also, be sure to catch Pirate Willie’s Pirate Show with the little ones. So, join in on the fun!
Lake Erie University
Each day, experts will give presentations about all things Lake Erie. Furthermore, this will include weather Lake Erie Ports, invasive species, algae blooms, weather forecasting and more. So, stop in and learn about our greatest natural resource.
Come Out to the Show!
So, mark the calendar for this great event. Shake off the blustery cold and think about a beautiful day boating on Lake Erie. Lastly, turn your dreams into reality and Book Your Put-in-Bay Vacation Now!
Old Man Winter has sent an arctic blast across the region, making Put-in-Bay Ohio Ice Fishing a real possibility. With the plummeting temperatures comes an islander’s Winter wish, ice! These early below average temps could lead to one of the best ice fishing seasons in recent memory.
Weather Contributes to Put-in-Bay Ohio Ice Fishing
Currently, a Polar Vortex has swept across the region. According to an article on Live Science, a polar vortex is part of a low-pressure system. Moreover, as winds blow in towards the center of the system where the lower pressure is located a phenomenon occurs. This is known as the Coriolis Effect. In the Northern Hemisphere the storms spin counterclockwise and in the Southern they spin clockwise. The Earth’s spin causes this effect. During the Winter months, the North Pole tilts away from the Sun. Due to the perpetual darkness, the temperature gradients vary. Consequently, these gradients power wind, which in turn leads to a low pressure system swirling around the pole. This vortex resides within the stratosphere. However, when it dips into the troposhere, we see the frigid air affect our weather.
Planning a Put-in-Bay Ice Fishing Adventure
This is the year to finally make way to Put-in-Bay for some hard water fishing. If the conditions hold up, this may be one of the most fruitful seasons in several years. Fortunately, there are transportation and lodging options available for anglers. First, getting to the island. Currently, the only mode of transport is via airplane. Below are links and contact information to book air travel to the island.
Put-in-Bay Air Transportation
Griffin Flying Service 419-734-5400
Island Air Taxi 419-573-2960
So, you’ve made it to the island. The flight was a scenic wonder with ice as far as the eye can see. Now it begs the question, where to stay? Fortunately, there are lodging options that are open year round.
Put-in-Bay Lodging in Winter
Bay Lodging Resort 1-888-742-7829
The Bay Lodging Resort is a quiet, newly renovated resort located just steps from downtown Put-in-Bay. Anglers can get some rest after a fun day on the ice. Also, the launch point for many fish guides is nearby at the Public Docks. So, the Bay Lodging Resort is an excellent choice for hard water fisherman.
Commodore Resort 419-285-3101
The Commodore Resort is located on Delaware Avenue in downtown Put-in-Bay. So, ice anglers can walk to the docks and restaurants easily. Rooms available for ice fisherman.
So, you’ve made it to the island, checked in and are ready to fish. Unfortunately, your ice shanty and gear wouldn’t fit on the airplane. Don’t fret. There are ice fishing guides ready to assist. So, choosing an ice fishing guide is the best way to get on the fish. Also, they are equipped with the gear needed to make it happen.
Put-in-Bay Ohio Ice Fishing Guides
Put-in-Bay Ice Fishing 614-312-7649
Lake Erie Ice Fishing A#1 810-434-1179
Hard Water Charters 419-277-7992
Ice Man Guide Service 419-341-9721
So, the stage is set. Now, we just need the players! So, don’t wait to plan your ice fishing adventure. There is nothing better than cooking up fresh fish from the ice. Using these resources, a complete trip can be planned. Hopefully this will be an ice fishing season for the ages. See you in a shanty!
The time of the year is here to plan a Put-in-Bay Bachelorette Party. With the Holidays in full swing, it seems as if everyone is getting engaged. Well, there is some truth to that notion. According to WeddingWire.com, 40% of engagements occur between November and February. Surprisingly, 17% of proposals occur on the same 10 days. These dates include Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Day and Valentines Day. So, what’s to come for these newly weds? Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties! Put-in-Bay is the ideal place to have one last hurrah.
Why Put-in-Bay? For starters, the nightlife is nothing short of legendary. Furthermore, with over 40 bars and night clubs, the fun is never ending. Add 4 pool bars to this mix, and great times await no matter the time of day. So, bachelor and bachelor parties can look forward to a great experience. Furthermore, there are numerous great restaurants to have a nice dinner. Options range from a scenic meal at the Upper Deck at the Boardwalk to a more casual lunch at Mr. Ed’s Bar and Grille. Also, for late night eats, the Put-in-Bay Pizza Company is ready to deliver the goods. Pizzas teeming with toppings and hearty grinders are highlights. A Put-in-Bay Bachelor party is truly unforgettable.
Best Put-in-Bay Bachelor(ette) Party Lodging Choices
- Island Club
- The Island Club is a development of vacation rental homes. Here, guests can enjoy the comforts of home such as separate rooms, full kitchen and private space. Multiple homes can be rented to accommodate the largest groups. Also, there is a pool on site where guests can bring their own beverages. Many bachelors and bachelorettes have had their celebrations here.
- Put-in-Bay Resort and Villas
- This resort has a variety of fabulous lodging choices. Moreover, guests can choose from different hotel rooms with varying capacity and features. Also, the Put-in-Bay Villas are located here. These large town homes are ideal for bigger groups. The Villas are fully furnished with separate bedrooms, kitchen and comfortable living space. Also, the Blue Marlin pool bar is on site. Here, guests can have fun in the sun at one of the the most popular spots on Put-in-Bay.
- Commodore Resort
- The Commodore Resort is located in downtown Put-in-Bay, just steps from all of the action. This hotel has a variety of room offerings in two separate buildings. Also, the Mist Pool Bar is on site. Here, revelers can dance the day away listening to local DJ’s spin tunes. Additionally, Mr. Ed’s Bar and Grille is located at the front of the property. Great food, cold drinks and superb entertainment awaits at Mr. Ed’s.
So Now What?
Put-in-Bay continues to be a wildly popular destination for bachelor and bachelorette parties. The groups come from all across the Midwest. So, whether it is a Chicago Wedding, Buffalo Wedding, Pittsburgh Wedding or if it is right at home for an Ohio Wedding, Put-in-Bay is the answer. Unbeatable nightlife, comfortable lodging and a central location make the island well suited. Research more about things to do on Put-in-Bay and Reserve Yours Today!
The Miller Ferry has stopped Put-in-Bay Ferry Service for the 2017 season. Due to lower than normal temperatures and windy conditions, the docks have become unsafe. Therefore, service is suspended until further notice.
The Miller Ferry Crew, led by Billy Market, provides islanders and visitors safe passage to the island. This crew works tirelessly to ensure that the vessels are safe and in working order. Also, they undergo training in preparation to respond in an emergency situation. So, when making way to Put-in-Bay, riders are in good hands. Safety never takes a day off at the Miller Boat Line.
Miller Boat Line Fun Facts
- Founded in 1905 as Miller Boat Livery
- There are 4 Vessels that comprise the fleet. A fifth Put-in-Bay Ferry has been ordered and is expected in service in 2019.
- Boats powered by dual diesel engines (3-Caterpillar 1- Detroit Diesel)
- Owned by Market Family since 1978
This Put-in-Bay Ferry Service is the lifeblood of the island for most of the year. Now, islanders must rely solely on airplanes to traverse to the mainland. Additionally, common perishables like eggs and milk will make way to Put in Bay across Lake Erie through the air. Still, life will continue on South Bass Island. Islanders will make their way by plane for doctor appointments, meetings and more. For them, it is a common way of life.
Now, the Miller Ferry Crew will be busy preparing the boats for the hibernation. Maintenance, cleaning and upkeep tasks await, so the boats are ready for the next season. Then, the crew will get a much deserved break. Each season, the varying Put-in-Bay Weather dictates the last day of the season. Many islanders make guesses as to when the boats will cease. Interestingly, there is even a chance to guess the date and win at the local pub!
Thank You Miller Crew: Our Put-in-Bay Ferry!
Fortunately, the weather cooperated so that the Miller Ferry Crew can spend the Holiday season with their loved ones. Their dedication and effort is greatly appreciated. The island of Put-in-Bay is fortunate to have such safe and reliable transportation. Cheers to the crew for another great season. Think ICE!
Time to Reserve for 2018!
With the Miller Ferry Service coming to an end for the season, it is time to start planning for Summer 2017. Many dates sellout quickly. So, BOOK NOW to reserve your Put-in-Bay Lodging.
Put in Bay Police Department
On Sept 1st, 2017 the Put in Bay Police were notified of possible human remains discovered at a construction site in Put in Bay Township, South Bass island.
Below is a news release relating to this incident.
A follow up to previous articles…
September 9, 2017, Fox News article by Lindsay Buckingham
September 9, 2017, Sandusky Herald article by Patrick Pfanner email@example.com
September 13, 2017, News Herald article by Craig Shoup
Put-in-Bay Gazette – Jeff Koehler
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will offer a burial service for three unknown residents of the island who resided at South Bass Island over 100 years ago. They are believed to be an infant, a teen and an adult. The service at Maple Leaf Cemetery on October 22nd will use prayers which would have been used in the period when they lived. The funeral procession will begin at St. Paul’s Church at 1:00pm and proceed through the village giving these unknown residents the same respect current residents receive.
Their shared shallow grave was found during construction several weeks ago. The Put-in-Bay Police Department turned over the bones to the Ottawa County Coroner who examined them and consulted a and determined they are at least 100 years old. It seems likely they died many years earlier than that.
Lieutenant David Cimperman of the Put-In-Bay Police department is serving as the next-of-kin for the three individuals and coordinating the arrangements with Maple Leaf Cemetery, Burr Funeral Home and Rev. Mary L Staley of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church who also serves as the PIB Police Chaplain. All of the expenses for the burial of the unknown residents have been donated by Burr Funeral Home and local residents.
All residents at Put-in-Bay are welcome to attend this memorial service for the unknown residents from the past. Although residents may speculate about the cause of death and may propose various ideas, the coroner’s office believes there is not enough information available to determine their cause of death although, foul play is not considered a cause. In the time period between the Battle of Lake Erie and the late turn of the century many residents died from the effects of cold weather, various diseases and drowning.
Point of Contact
Put in Bay Police