Small Craft Advisory Prefaces Weekend


National Weather Service Cleveland OH
405 AM EDT Thu Sep 17 2020

Lake Erie nearshore waters from Maumee Bay to Reno Beach OH-
Lake Erie nearshore waters from Reno Beach to The Islands OH-
405 AM EDT Thu Sep 17 2020

* WHAT...Northeast winds 15 to 25 knots with gusts up to 30 knots
  and waves 3 to 5 feet expected.

* WHERE...The nearshore waters of Lake Erie from Maumee Bay to
  Reno Beach OH and nearshore waters of Lake Erie from Reno
  Beach to The Islands OH.

* WHEN...Until 10 PM EDT Friday.

* IMPACTS...Conditions will be hazardous to small craft.


Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller
vessels, should avoid navigating in hazardous conditions.

Battle of Lake Erie Remembered

Perry's ships

Perry’s Victory Visitor Center

Battle of Lake Erie 207th Commemoration includes the following events for Historical Weekend:

Raising of the flags on 12 September 2020


Procession to Plazas from Visitor Center for a brief wreath laying ceremony

Small Arms Demonstration

Artillery Demonstration

Combined Artillery and Small Arms Demonstrations

Carronade and Small Arms Demonstration

Historic Encampment with cooking, trade demonstrations and other displays

Lake Erie Islands Conservancy Upgrades Web Presence

Lake Erie Islands Conservancy  delivers a fresh and inviting Internet presence on recently updated Web pages to enhance a strong commitment to environmental protection and conservation.

Learning resources about flora and fauna (i.e., plant life, animal life), maps of preserve properties with walking trails, events listings (two dedications coming up!), and details about membership are only a few of the important features.

Take a few minutes to delve into the rich environment which makes a visit to the Bass Islands so meaningful!


Lake Erie Islands Conservancy & Township Park District to Dedicate Preserves

 Lake Erie Islands Conservancy and our partners, the Put-in-Bay Township Park District, are excited to announce two dedication dates for preserves we have been working on for some time.

We will hold a dedication ceremony for the Cooper’s Woods Preserve on South Bass Island at 2:30pm on Thursday, September 24, 2020 with our annual meeting at the Goat Restaurant next door at 3:30pm. Socially distanced reception following.

Lake Erie Islands Conservancy will hold a dedication ceremony for the Cleveland Tract and the Manderbach Tract-new additions to the Middle Bass Island East Point Preserve on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 2:00pm. Light refreshments will be served after. Remember there is limited parking there so an RSVP is necessary.

This is such an exciting time for our Conservancy!! Thanks to all who helped make these events and preservation of these parcels possible!!

Lisa Brohl, Chair

Put-in-Bay School Announces Re-Opening Attendance Options

Put-in-Bay School Transition Team (Mr. Steve Poe, Ms. Margie Warnicke, Mrs. Carol Cerny, Mr. Craig Schuffenecker, Mrs. Debbie Bianchi, Ms. Karen Goaziou, and Mrs. Suzanne Kostura) has met weekly since 2 June 2020 to gather and discuss information to shape the decision-making process for re-opening school.

Based upon the mandates and recommendations from our government officials, the advice from the CDC and health officials, and the uniqueness of Put-in-Bay School, the Transition Team has developed two options for the re-opening of school.  These options are explained in detail in the PDF document identified below.

2020 Re-Opening Plans as of 28 July 2020