Superyacht SCOUT Visits Put-in-Bay

Superyacht SCOUT arrives at Put-in-Bay harbor on Wednesday afternoon.  Due to its immense size, it anchors here rather than tying up at a dock-side berth.  James Berwind and his partner, Kevin Clark, own the vessel.  SCOUT is 209’1′ in length, has a 38’1″ beam, a draft of 10.6 feet, and carries an aluminum superstructure on a steel hull.  Power comes from 1575 horsepower Caterpillar engines, providing a maximum speed of 14.8 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots. Click image to enlarge!

Sonny-S, 50.5′, cruises past SCOUT to Middle Bass Island

Sailors Tackle Small Craft Advisory Winds

Sailors in the Community Swim-Sail program venture out to confront 20mph west wind on Monday morning!  National Weather Service issued an advisory earlier.

Small Craft Advisory

MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Cleveland OH 956 AM EDT Mon Jun 21 2021


Northwest winds 15 to 25 knots and waves 3 to 6 feet.

The nearshore waters of Lake Erie from Maumee Bay OH to Ripley NY.

Until 6 AM EDT Tuesday.

Conditions will be hazardous to small craft.


Middle Bass Island State Park Hosts July Music Festival

Middle Bass Island State Park and Lonz Winery Patio and Pavilion will be rockn’ and a rolling, jumpin and a jiving, and generally a fun place to be on July 17, 2021, when the Middle Bass Music Festival rolls into town.   It’s going to be a great time with live music, artist demonstrations, food trucks, beer, wine, and all your neighbors hanging out enjoying some Middle Bass Island charm.

Look forward to the sounds of The Chardon Polka Band – A wildly entertaining look at polkas in the modern age; Cats on Holiday, a Zydeco and Funk Folk Band from Cleveland; Sonic Boom fusion jazz from Middle Bass; and the super hot blues guitar of Sam Hooper and his Blues Band from Cleveland.   There will be an artist tent where guests will have an opportunity to explore different art mediums.  When you get hungry you can enjoy the BBQ from Jimmy G’s or The Port Clinton Rotary Perch Wagon.  To quench your thirst get some beer from Catawba Island Brewing Company or wine from Heineman’s.

The Middle Bass Music Fest is brought to you by The Middle Bass Dock Company, The Middle Bass Island State Park & Ohio Department of Natural Resources, The Island Grind at the Lonz Winery Press House, Lake Erie Shores and Islands, Ohio Arts Council, and Lake Erie Islands Conservancy.

LEIC will be selling tee shirts, tote bags and handing out a variety of information on our island activities and preserves.  Learn how you can help preserve island property for future generations.

There will be an extra Miller ferry at 7:00pm from Middle Bass to take back attendees-no cars.

Benny on Bass will be making an appearance again as our music fest icon.   Watch for him on Facebook and visit

Put-in-Bay Garden Club in Action

Garden Club Put in Bay

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Put-in-Bay Garden Club will host two special events in the coming weeks.  Don’t miss the opportunity to share your appreciation of beautiful island landscapes!

Garden Club Gardens Review
Tuesday, June 29th, 10:00 am, DeRivera Park Boathouse Garden
Join us for a short tutorial on each of the 6 gardens located in DeRivera Park.
Wine and Roses Tour
Wednesday, July 14th, 3:00 pm
Four local business will host, provide libations, small appetizers, and tips on how they keep their grounds and gardens looking spectacular.  RESERVATIONS REQUIRED  – SPACE IS LIMITED

Contact Sheri Murphy 419-348-0383



Happy Gardening!
Kathi Spayde
Garden Club Media Director