Celebrate Lake Erie Islands During Green Week

Once again, Lake Erie Islands Conservancy delivers a rewarding schedule of events. for Lake Erie Islands Green Week.  The purpose and theme of this  week-long celebration is to recognize and highlight the significant natural, historical, and cultural resources one can witness on the islands in Lake Erie. For additional information and a map of event locations, call the Wildlife Center at 419.285.3037.




Ford Tri-Motor Flies Again at Put-in-Bay

Ford Tri-Motor

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The notable Ford Tri-Motor aircraft will lift its wings above Put-in-Bay again today!  Liberty Aviation Museum’s 1928 Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT-B continues flight offerings to the public from Put-in-Bay Airport (3w2) from 9am to 5pm.

Flights are arranged by Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA).  The organization “offers the fun and camaraderie of participating . . . with the most passionate community of aviation enthusiasts.”  Click HERE for the history of the 5-AT-B!  The images below show the 1928 Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT-B taking off from Put-in-Bay Airport on Saturday, 6 August 2022.




Sea, Land, and Sky!

Sailor’s line

Whether on sea, land, or in the sky, there is always something unique and wonderful to observe around the Bass Islands.  Below are a few examples to start your Saturday.  Share your best finds with us at pibdaily “at” gmail.com.

Classic yawl

USCG @ 3w2 (Put-in-Bay)

Ford Tri-motor above The Bay

Back-alley view

“Dodge House Summer”

Blossoms at Perry’s Family Fun Center



Thunderfest Returns to Put-in-Bay

Go-Fast boats arrive!

Lake Erie Offshore Performance Association (LEOPA) was founded by a group of offshore enthusiasts in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan who shared a common passion for fast boats.  Each year the group holds THUNDERFEST at Put-in-Bay.  The 2022 event begins tomorrow at “B” Dock.


I-LYA Bayweek Scuttles Race Day 1

Morning light over Bayweek Regatta, by Madison Goff Wood

I-LYA Bayweek sailors, hosted by the Put-in-Bay Yacht Club, greeted day one after early-morning thunderstorms, rising temperatures, and very light winds.  After several delays, the Race Committee cancelled the day’s three races.  Competition is scheduled to resume Saturday morning at 9am, after a skippers meeting at 7:45am.

The afternoon off allowed sailors respite aboard the boats and at the Put-in-Bay Yacht Club.

Regatta awaits Saturday races at Put-in-Bay

Comfortable hammock catches the afternoon breeze

Russ Krock excited for solo competition