Amphibious Cars at Put-in-Bay? Yes!

AmphicarAmphibious cars, or Amphicar, are a wonderfully unique sight on the waters of Lake Erie.  Put-in-Bay will once again experience the cheerful and adventurous presence of these singular vehicles on Monday, 25 July 2022.  3,046 Amphicars were imported into the United States between 1961 and 1967 from Germany. It has a 4 cylinder British-built Triumph Herald motor at the rear, producing 43 horsepower.

Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce provides the following agenda:

Day 1:  Monday July 25 

11AM – Amphicars arrive on 11AM Miller ferry

12:45PM – Amphicar Parade to the waterfront and around the square –  park at ramp for photos

1PM –  Cars “splash-in” at ramp, followed by an PIB Amphicar Harbor-Parade

1:30PM –  cars do their annual “Island-Swim” to Middle Bass for lunch,

5PM  –  Amphicars return to the ramps for swims, Happy Hour at the Keys, and visit businesses around the square and in the water until last call Monday nite!

Day 2:  Tuesday July 26

Mid morning – Amphicars arrive downtown, hitting all the popular businesses & attractions. Cars and owners will be on-island thru the day, generally based at the ramp next to the Jet Express for questions, trivia and fun

7:30pm –  Amphicars return to the Mainland

Amphicars will return to Put-in-Bay for occasional day-visits:  Wednesday through Saturday

Mills Cup Race Starts this Afternoon

The Mills Trophy Race is held each year on the second weekend following Memorial Day. The race is open to the following classes: PHRF, JAM, Double-Handed, Multi-Hull and Classics. The three sailing courses offered, depending on class and boat rating, all begin near the Toledo Harbor Light around 5pm and end at a finish line off of South Bass Island (Put-in-Bay) Saturday morning.

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Mills Trophy Race

Sunshine Comes Through for Lake Erie Boaters

The National Weather Service, Cleveland Office, reports surface high pressure across Lake Erie will allow for dry and hot conditions for Put-in-Bay boaters through Monday night.  A southerly wind around 10 knots and 1-foot waves are also in store on Memorial Day.

Multitudes visited Put-in-Bay harbor in response to Sunday’s brilliant sunshine!