Lake Erie Islands Conservancy spring newsletter is available in a PDF below. Appreciation goes to editor Michelle Pennington and to guest writers Kalen Cap, Paula Ziebarth, and Kate Byrnes. Looks like spring finally, with wild leeks and a few other wildflower’s first growth coming up through the leaves!
With the last of major ice floes heading downstream past the Bass Islands, it appears Miller Boat Line might soon begin 2021 operations. Captain Billy Market, of Miller Boat Line, posted this remark today: “Let’s see what the temps do the next few days with the remaining ice, but it’s looking promising for things to start up soon! No set date yet though.”
A morning flight aboard Island Air Taxi presents a good opportunity to catch the aerial views which define northwest Ohio’s coastline. Pilot Dustin Shaffer and his wife, Chontel, own and operate Island Air Taxi from Put-in-Bay Airport (3w2) on South Bass Island. The Piper Cherokee Six with Club Seating carries five passengers or cargo. Flights can be scheduled from sunrise to sunset, seven days a week, year round. Today’s images are from the 10:30am flight from Port Clinton to Kelleys Island to Put-in-Bay. Photos by Donna Steinbach
USCG Navigation Tools
2021 Light Lists are available on the USCG Navigation Center’s website at: https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=lightLists
Coast Guard Light Lists are a means for communicating aids to navigation information to the maritime public.
Local Notice to Mariners will continue to advise Light List correction.
Complete versions of the 2021 Light Lists are updated weekly on the NAVCEN website and mariners should download applicable copies and updates as needed at: https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=lightListWeeklyUpdates
A summary of 2021 Light List corrections are available at: https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=lightListCorrections
Guidance for use of electronic navigation publications onboard U.S. vessels can be found at: https://www.dco.uscg.mil/Portals/9/DCO%20Documents/5p/CG-5PC/CG-CVC/Policy%20Letters/2010/CG-543_pol10-05.pdf