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

Mid-Summer Splendid at Put-in-Bay

Mid-Summer’s Day at Put-in-Bay reveals a multitude of excitement and activities.  Not only is the Jeep Invasion making a significant presence, but the Middle Bass Island Music Festival draws a great crowd, too.  The streets of South Bass Island are filled with visitors in golf carts, bicycles, and motorbikes.  Perry’s Monument has a healthy line of visitors waiting to see the view from the third tallest U.S. Memorial, and Put-in-Bay harbor has many adventurers on boats and ferries.  The weather is typical for July, with temperatures in the 80’s and a pleasant breeze.  This is summer at The Bay for sure! Click images for enlarged view!







Small Craft Advisory in Effect Saturday


The National Weather Service has issued a Small Craft Advisory from Reno Beach to The Islands OH-
344 PM EDT Fri Jul 8 2022




* WHAT…Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots and waves 3 to 5 feet

* WHERE…The nearshore waters of Lake Erie from Reno Beach to
The Islands OH.

* WHEN…From 1 AM to 10 PM EDT Saturday.

* IMPACTS…Conditions will be hazardous to small craft.


Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller
vessels, should avoid navigating in hazardous conditions.

Brilliant Weather for Holiday Weekend

Put-in-Bay Mooring Field on Saturday afternoon, 2 July 2022

This is a perfect summer’s day at Put-in-Bay!

National Weather Service Cleveland
143 PM EDT Jul 2 2022

High pressure will settle across the eastern Great Lakes region through the rest of the weekend. This high will slide east on Monday and allow a warm front to lift north through the area.  The cold front has cleared the forecast area and high pressure is settling in nicely this afternoon. Some mid level clouds will enter from the southwest tonight and perhaps keep temperatures up a little bit with more lower 60s for lows than if the area were completely clear. The clouds will move out of the region late tonight and Sunday will be dry and mostly clear with winds out of the northeast to east. High temperatures will be akin to today with upper 70s east to upper 80s west.