Mainland Waterline Meeting Moved to NOON

Put in Bay Property OwnersPut-in-Bay Property Owners Board submitted a letter requesting Put-in-Bay Village Council review a regional waterline from the mainland.  The response from Village Council was the arrangement of a meeting with Ohio EPA representatives.  This Mainland Waterline Discussion is scheduled for Thursday, September 5, 2019, at NOON in the Put-in-Bay Town Hall.

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Please note that the regional waterline (from the mainland) issue was considered a top priority by PiB Property Owners Association at the June 15th meeting:

“Pres. Jim Duffy thanked all of the speakers and asked the property owners to decide which issue they would be most interested in the Board to concentrate on.  After much discussion, the membership decided by voice vote to concentrate on the water issues.”

Please attend this VERY IMPORTANT discussion.


Mainland Waterline Connection Under Consideration

Put in Bay Property OwnersPut-in-Bay Property Owners Board submitted a letter requesting Put-in-Bay Village Council review a regional waterline from the mainland.  The response from Village Council was the arrangement of a meeting with Ohio EPA representatives.  This Mainland Waterline Discussion is scheduled for Thursday, September 5, 2019, at 11:00am in the Put-in-Bay Town Hall.

Image by NIH

Please note that the regional waterline (from the mainland) issue was considered a top priority by PiB Property Owners Association at the June 15th meeting:

“Pres. Jim Duffy thanked all of the speakers and asked the property owners to decide which issue they would be most interested in the Board to concentrate on.  After much discussion, the membership decided by voice vote to concentrate on the water issues.”

Please attend this VERY IMPORTANT discussion.


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:


Stone Lab Monitors Water Conditions

Lake Erie water quality

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Lake Erie water quality

Stone Lab water quality buoy location

Justin Chaffin, Senior Researcher, Research Coordinator, Stone Laboratory

Researchers rely on the Stone Lab Algal & Water Quality Lab to identify plankton, measure chlorophyll content and cyanobacteria toxins, analyze organic and inorganic suspended solids, and test for nutrients such as phosphorus and nitrogen. A buoy, donated by Fondriest Environmental and upgraded with additional equipment through grant funding, helps Stone Lab staff monitor water conditions in Lake Erie’s western basin.Lake Erie water quality



Environmental Protection Agency Surveys Great Lakes

Lake Guardian  Environmental Protection Agency researchers aboard the Lake Guardian visited Put-in-Bay this week.  Their visit included a stop at Stone Laboratory on Gibraltar Island.

“The R/V Lake Guardian conducts sampling surveys on all five Great Lakes during both the spring (late March, after ice break-up) and summer seasons. The spring survey monitors lake health during a time of low biological activity, when the lakes are well-mixed. The summer survey monitors lake health during the season of high biological activity, when the lakes are stratified. During these surveys, water, plankton and benthos samples are taken at designated stations throughout each lake. These monitoring surveys have been ongoing in the lakes since 1983, resulting in an exceptional long-term monitoring dataset for evaluating the health of the Great Lakes ecosystem through time.”Lake Guardian