Erie Solo Challenge Starts Saturday

Great Lakes Singlehanded Society perpetuates the sport of solo sailing on the Great Lakes.  According to the Society, “It is one of the few organizations where no amount of money will purchase a membership – only by successfully completing a Port Huron to Mackinac, Chicago to Mackinac, Sault Ste. Marie to Duluth, the Lake Erie Solo Challenge, or the Lake Ontario 300 Solo Challenge is lifetime membership conveyed by the Society.

Singlehanded sail Lake Erie

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On Saturday, 17 August 2019, the Lake Erie Solo Challenge places sixteen sailors on the starting line at 10am.  The challenge begins off North Cape Yacht Club near Monroe, Michigan, and the fleet proceeds past Pelee Island, Ontario, eastward to a rounding of the Seneca Shoal Light near Buffalo, New York.  Then, on to the finish off Presque Isle Harbor at Erie, Pennsylvania.

Russell Krock, from Granville, Ohio, a frequent visitor to the Put-in-Bay Mooring Field aboard a Shock 35, is among the devoted competitors.  Russ kindly provides the following links for anyone interested in following the race:

Miller Boat Line Releases Bash on the Bay Travel Information

Bash on the Bay

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Kid Rock headlines the 3nd  “Bash on the Bay” country music festival at the Put-in-Bay Airport on August 29, 2019.

The Put-in-Bay Airport is withing walking distance (approximately 1/4 mile) of the Miller Ferry Lime Kiln Dock.  Concert-goers arriving on the Miller Ferry should know the following travel information items:

  • After the concert Miller will be running the ferries approximately every 20 minutes.
  • Concertgoers are asked to return to the ferry immediately following the concert.
  • After all the passengers are off of the island, we will start hauling vehicles. Approximately around midnight.
  • Passenger Tickets can be pre-purchased at the Catawba Ticket Booth or Online at & used any time during the Miller Ferry 2019 Season.
  • Lake Erie Shores & Islands Welcome Center, GPS: 770 SE Catawba Rd. (SR 53), Port Clinton, OH 43452.
  • Ferry Tickets can also be purchased the day of concert at either location listed above.
  • Miller Ferry offers five free parking lots.
  • Pay parking will also be available near the Miller ferry dock.
  • We strongly suggest car pooling.
  • Check your Uber App for local drivers
  • On Catawba, State Highway Patrol & local police will be present & also help direct traffic.
  • On Put-in-Bay, vehicle traffic will be detoured around Put-in-Bay Airport. Langram Road will be open between Put-in-Bay Rd. & Meechen Rd. to foot traffic only.
  • There will be additional lighting on Miller Ferry Catawba, Lime Kiln Dock & Langram Road between the Put-in-Bay Airport & the Miller Ferry Lime Kiln Dock.
  • Porta Potties will be provided on both Miller Ferry Catawba & Put-in-Bay dock.

Vintage Sports Car Racing at Put-in-Bay

Road RacesVintage Sports Car Races & Reunion ~ Monday, Sep 23 — Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 Schedule

The tenth anniversary of Put-in-Bay Vintage Sports Car Races and Reunion features two full days of racing on the Put-In-Bay Airport as well as a full day of pre-racing events.  Much more than just a vintage race, the Put-in-Bay Sports Car Races and Reunion welcomes owner-drivers of non-racing, vintage sports cars of types similar to the race cars.  These “street cars” participate in all the various events and activities, except the actual races.

Beginning with a small event in 2009, the Put-in-Bay Road Races Reunion celebrates sports car races that were held on the streets of the town of Put-in-Bay from 1952 to 1959 and in 1963. The reunion engages racers and non-racers alike in an event that reaches back in time and re-creates the atmosphere of sports car racing in a uniquely beautiful setting.