The Brig Niagara will be in port this weekend June 16, 17, and again on June 23, 24, and 25. Deck Tours are scheduled for 10 a.m. -6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Adult admission is $7, children $5. On June 25th the Brig Niagara will be go out on a 4-hour day sail. Tickets for that can be purchased at http://www.flagshipniagara.org/us-brig-niagara/public-day-sails/
A reminder that the Island Artisan Fair, benefiting Lake Erie Islands Conservancy, continues on Wednesdays. Open the file below–from organizer Christie Ontko–if you wish to participate. Otherwise, come out and shop!
On-the-water coverage of the Mills Trophy Race, hosted by the Toledo Yacht Club, has not reached the depth of coverage available for the Volvo Ocean Race, but Put-in-Bay Daily™ is happy to share a first-hand report from skipper/owner Brett Langolf.
Thick, grey and low clouds rolled into Western Lake Erie last Friday evening for the start of the 95th running of the Mills Trophy Race. With the wind from the east, and a forecast predicting the same angle for most of the night, the skippers and crews of the 90+ boats knew it would be “into the wind” all night and into the morning to get to Middle Bass Island for the finish. Knee Deep was among the vessels in the second to last start and hammered the boat up the race course. The crew worked the boat though chop and wind, switching back and forth between the largest Genoa (a #1 as sailors call it) to one slightly smaller for alignment with the wind conditions. The evening wind strengths ranged from 0.0 knots to gusts of 17 knots. A very competitive fleet stayed close throughout the slightly chilly night.
Knee Deep rounded Ballast Island a little after 3:00 a.m. Saturday morning and finished at 3:24 a.m. to take 3rd Place in their class. For the crew of eight, three were first time Mills sailors. It was skipper Brett Langolf’s 11th overall Mills Trophy Race race, and the 5th for him and his wife Katie. After docking, it was less than two hours until Frosty’s opened!
Boardwalk Harbor Operations, Put-in-Bay’s marine fuel, mooring field, and transient dock offering, has announced a weekly fuel-cost savings opportunity. Customers can visit the Boardwalk Harbor Operations Web page to get a weekly fuel discount code. When mentioned at fueling, this code will save boaters 5% off the cost of their marine diesel or marine gasoline purchase at the Boardwalk in Put-in-Bay harbor.
The new Web page also provides information pertinent to hours of operation, mooring field rates, harbor taxi service, and additional amenities offered by Park Place Boat Club and The Boardwalk Family of Restaurants.
DeRivera Park Trust holds monthly meeting at 5:00pm today at the Put-in-Bay Town Hall. It will be a routine meeting.
A letter of intent regarding Coopers Woods has been signed between the Conservancy and the DeRivera Park Trust. A grant pre-proposal for 1/2 the purchase price has been accepted by the Conservation Fund today, and a full proposal will need to be sent by July 31. We will be working hard on this and will keep you up to date. We hope that everything continues to move in a positive direction. Thanks for all your support.
Lisa Brohl, Chair
Lake Erie Islands Conservancy, P.O. Box 461, Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456 419-366-2087