Put-in-Bay General Store to Suspend Service

grocery store at Put in BayPut-in-Bay General Store released the following announcement this afternoon.

For the winter of 2021-2022, the Island General Store will close temporarily on Christmas Day, December 25th, 2021.
Beforehand, the store will place many perishable items on sale until supplies last. This will be a great opportunity to stock your pantries and cupboards for the winter at discounted prices. The store will resume business as normal in the spring once the ferries are running. Please our Facebook page for updates at that time.
We thank you for shopping with us all these years and we look forward to opening our doors in the spring!
Our hours until Christmas are as follows:
Mon-sat 10-4
Sundays 10-3
*Closed on thanksgiving*


Put-in-Bay Oktoberfest this Weekend

Put in Bay OktoberfestOktoberfest is Saturday and Sunday, 9/10 October 2021. The 27th annual German-style festival, sponsored by the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce, features German food, hot spiced wine, and cold beer.

“Look, plenty of slips for all of us!”

Open Saturday, 11am to 7pm, and Sunday, noon to 5pm.  Fantastic food offerings include brats, potato pancakes, apple dumplings, stuffed cabbage, pierogi, cabbage and noodles, schnitzel, pies, German chocolate cake.  Live polka and German music, too!


Stormy Weather Puts Hold on Ferries and Car Races

Strong winds and voluminous rainfall contributed to the interruption of Jet Express and Miller Boat Line Ferry services.  Put-in-Bay Car Races put a hold on events due to the stormy weather.

South Bass Island Lighthouse station reported a steady wind at 27mph out of  the north, with gusts at 31mph.  The National Weather Service issued a Gale Warning from Maumee Bay to the Islands at 2:51pm this afternoon.

Safe harbor in the city docks.

Lake Erie waves are from five to nine feet, with occasional eleven–footers in the open water.  Meanwhile, South Bass Island appears lonely and quiet . . .