Welcome LEOPA !

LEOPA Lake Erie Offshore Performance Association is holding its signature event, Thunderfest, at Put-in-Bay, Ohio, this weekend.  According to the organization’s web page, “Since being formed, LEOPA has grown into a full blown organization that is recognized by the Inter-Lake Yachting Association, and most of its members belong to AYC-affiliated boat clubs. Today, LEOPA has grown to over 150 boating members, with offshore enthusiasts from across Michigan and Ohio, as well as other parts of the United States and Canada.”

Miller Boat Line Cam Captures Squall

Put-in-Bay boaters wondered all day whether the predicted 40% chance of thunderstorms would occur.  Then, at 4:29 pm the National Weather Service issued the following:

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Special Marine Warning National Weather Service Cleveland OH 429 PM EDT THU JUL 26 2018 The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a * Special Marine Warning for… Nearshore and Open waters from Reno Beach OH to Avon Point OH… * Until 600 PM EDT. * At 429 PM EDT, a strong thunderstorm was located 8 nm west of Put-In-Bay, moving east at 25 knots. HAZARD…Wind gusts to nearly 50 knots and small hail. SOURCE…Radar indicated. IMPACT…Small craft could be damaged in briefly higher winds and suddenly higher waves. * Locations impacted include… Put-In-Bay, Western Vermilion, Kelleys Island, Avon Point, Sandusky Bay, Huron, Lorain Harbor and Vermilion.

Miller Boat Line webcam

1/2″ rain descends on Put-in-Bay.

PiB Public Docks Ready for Weekend

Put in Bay Public Docks

Wildlife at “B” Dock

Public Docks are popular havens for weekend boaters at Put-in-Bay.  Below are images revealing the pre-weekend calm!  “A” & “C” docks can be hailed on VHF channel 69, “B” dock monitors VHF channel 68.Public Docks Put in Bay

Put in Bay moorings

Enjoy “serenity now!”

Alternative spots are available at The Boardwalk.  For moorings call VHF 10; for dock slips contact VHF 79.


Put in Bay Public Docks

Parker on duty!