How to Make Effective Personal Protective Equipment for COVID-19

Put in Bay Corona VirusThe United States Department of Labor reports, “All personal protective equipment should be safely designed and constructed, and should be maintained in a clean and reliable fashion. It should fit comfortably, encouraging worker use. If the personal protective equipment does not fit properly, it can make the difference between being safely covered or dangerously exposed.”

Dr. Christina DeVincentis and Dr. Theresa DeVincentis, of Charlottesville, Virginia, created the following videos to assist anyone having interest in making personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Put-in-Bay Township Park District Publishes Annual Report

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Twelve years ago, the citizens of the islands created Put-in-Bay Township Park District. With the encouragement and support of property owners, individuals, organizations, the State of Ohio, and the Federal government, we have been able to safeguard and protect forested areas, wetlands, and grass lands which are disappearing to development at an alarming rate. With your help, we have been able to complement commercial and residential development with areas of green — natural areas that preserve the treasures of the Lake Erie Islands. The Park District is proud of its accomplishments.
Members of the Board of Commissioners
Lisa Brohl
Kendra Koehler
Kelly Faris


Miller Ferry Updates Service Schedule

Miller Ferry to Put in Bay

Effective: Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

Miller Boat Line will be operating on a reduced schedule to both Put-in-Bay and Middle Bass Islands. This is an action that has not been taken lightly and has been given considerable thought.

Put in Bay

We take our responsibility for the transportation of needed goods and services very seriously and will continue to do so. Vital, necessary, and required supplies for the residents of these islands will be our top priority during these trying times and for the immediate future. Miller Boat Line will do everything in its power to fulfill its obligation as the “Lifeline to the islands”.

Schedules are subject to change and updates will post at

Put-in-Bay Schedule
Monday through Friday Only
No Saturday/Sunday trips

Leave Put-in-Bay             Leave Catawba
8:30 am                             9:00 am
9:30 am                            10:00 am
10:30 am                          11:00 am
2:00 pm                            2:30 pm
3:00 pm                            3:30 pm
4:00 pm                            4:30 pm

Middle Bass Island Schedule
Monday, Tuesday, & Friday Only

Leave Middle Bass                  Leave Catawba
8:15 am      Mon, Tues, Fri     9:15 am
1:15 pm      Mon, Tues, Fri     2:15 pm
3:15 pm   Monday & Friday   4:15 pm

Peace and health to everyone.

Miller Boat Line
419-285-2421 local
mblinfo “at”

Yardworks Finishes Mother Nature’s Game

Pick Up Sticks

Yardworks begins their 27th season of  ‘Working Hard on Island Yards’ by playing the annual game of Pick Up Sticks.   Mother Nature trims her trees with winter’s winds, but never cleans up after herself.  That’s where Yardworks steps in to clean up the winter debris she left behind.  Contact Yardworks at 419-285-2147 or at yardworkspib “at” to schedule your spring cleanup.

Bass Islands United by Historical Motto

Bass Islands history is most frequently accompanied by reference to Oliver Hazard Perry’s battle flag adorned with a phrase repeated by Captain James Lawrence during his dying days in 1813.  Today,  “Dont Give Up The Ship”  hangs proudly beneath the Boardwalk Arch as a reminder to stay the course while we conform to the mandates of precautionary safety!