Put-in-Bay Sports Car Races Update 2021 Race Schedule

Sports Car RacesThe Put-in-Bay Sports Car Races schedule has been pushed back one day thanks to the weather. Essentially all activities that were to take place Wednesday 9/22 and Thursday 9/23 will take place one day later, Thursday 9/23 and Friday 9/24.
The rough weather forces us to move our planned Wednesday-Thursday race schedule to Thursday-Friday; it also behooves us to tighten up the schedule where we can.
We plan to do this by using a ”rolling” schedule, designed to provide our race entrants the safe and enjoyable practice-, qualifying- and race-sessions they expect AND to complete our races on Friday as early as we can, so those who have to leave the island Friday can do so. Obviously a tall order… so flexibility, attentiveness, communication, cooperation, and coordination will be paramount behaviors for the enjoyment of all!
A “rolling” schedule means we will generally follow the SEQUENCE of events outlined in the official racing activities schedule, BUT we will — as best as possible — move from one session to the next as quickly as prudent track management can allow, thus gaining time as we go. We will also tighten up the time spent on non-track activities.

Lake Erie Islands Conservancy Shares Major Accomplishments

Lake Erie Islands Conservancy publishes important conservancy news and accomplishments in the Island Green Scene, Fall 2021 Newsletter.  Click on the PDF link below to learn about Bumble Bees, Purple Martins, the dedication of Benjamin Woods Preserve, the start of the Winter Bird Seed Sale, a recap of the Lonz Winery Music Festival, and new interpretive signs in Cooper’s Woods.

2021 LEIC Fall Newsletter


Stormy Weather Puts Hold on Ferries and Car Races

Strong winds and voluminous rainfall contributed to the interruption of Jet Express and Miller Boat Line Ferry services.  Put-in-Bay Car Races put a hold on events due to the stormy weather.

South Bass Island Lighthouse station reported a steady wind at 27mph out of  the north, with gusts at 31mph.  The National Weather Service issued a Gale Warning from Maumee Bay to the Islands at 2:51pm this afternoon.

Safe harbor in the city docks.

Lake Erie waves are from five to nine feet, with occasional eleven–footers in the open water.  Meanwhile, South Bass Island appears lonely and quiet . . .


USCG 40′ Utility Boat Comes to Put-in-Bay

Mr. Marvin Booker, an esteemed island entrepreneur, has purchased and delivered to South Bass Island USCG 40′ Utility Boat 40587, on which he served as a young man.  The vessel is a Mark IV Mod 1 Steel Twin Screw which operated out of Lorain on Lake Erie.  It was decommissioned in 1982.  Mr. Booker has completed several upgrades and intends to operate tours starting in 2022. Click images to enlarge!