Lake Erie Islands Conservancy Keeps Momentum Going

Lake Erie Islands Conservancy continues to successfully promote the beautiful natural environment in Lake Erie’s Western Basin.  Their winter newsletter addresses such incredible items as land donation, new geocaches, Clean Ohio Conservation Fund Grants, Wildlife Diversity Partners, island birding surprises, and Great Lakes Alliance developments.  If you want an example of heroic and devoted community service, look no further than our very own Conservancy!

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Canadian Coast Guard Cutter Limnos Visits Put-in-Bay

Canadian Coast Guard Cutter Limnos arrives in Put-in-Bay at 12:26pm on Thursday.  It departs at 12:49pm, after appearing to take a sounding and CCG Limnossharing a brief communication with Miller Boat Line ferry, Islander, on VHF channels 16 and 8.

The vessel’s name originates from “limnology,” the study of inland waters with emphasis on biological, chemical, physical, and geological attributes, according to the CCG.  It is Canada’s principal research ship in the Great Lakes.  CCG LimnosThe 1968 ship is classified as “Mid Shore Science Vessel” and has Burlington, Ontario (Lake Ontario), as home port.

 


Lake Erie Islands Conservancy Publishes Fall Newsletter

Lake Erie Islands Conservancy promotes conservation and protection of natural and agricultural lands on the Lake Erie Islands.  The fall 2019 edition of Island Green Scene, the conservancy’s quarterly newsletter, is available below in a Portable Document Format (PDF).  The current edition highlights recent success stories and important upcoming events!

ISLAND GREEN SCENE – Fall 2019 PDF

Lake Erie Islands Conservancy

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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.

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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.


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: