United States Coast Guard Helicopter 6582 out of Detroit completed a series of “touch and go” exercises at Put-in-Bay Airport on Thursday morning. Helis.com describes the aircraft this way: The Aerospatiale SA366G1 Dauphin was selected by the United States Coast Guard in 1979 as its new short range recovery (SRR) air-sea rescue helicopter, replacing the Sikorsky HH-52A Sea Guard. The Dolphin normally carries a crew of four: pilot, copilot, flight mechanic and rescue swimmer. On 4 August 2015, a U.S. Postal Service Forever stamp featuring the Dolphin was released to honor the U.S. Coast Guard’s 225th anniversary.
The Put-in-Bay Volunteer Fire Department trains year-round, but the members are especially attentive to the dangers presented during the winter ice season. Quick and safe rescues require clear procedures and effective strategies developed during specific training exercises. During just such an exercise, William Market was able to capture the work of our dedicated ice-rescue team via a video camera attached to a quadcopter. Please click on the image below for access to the video provided by William Market.
Terry Jenkins, resident Ohio Edison representative on South Bass Island, reports a crew of power workers and Caterpillar representatives placed a heavy-duty generator on North Bass Island today. Concerns about the underwater power line from Middle Bass to North Bass prompted Ohio Edison officials to engage preventative actions for the winter season. Mr. Jenkins reports the generator should supply up to a week’s electricity for the North Bass Island residents in the case of an emergency.
Photos courtesy of Terry Jenkins
Put-in-Bay Village has sworn in Michael Frank (our interim chief of police this summer) on Tuesday, 24 November 2015, as our full-time Police Chief for Put-in-Bay. The PiB police department has been plagued by controversy in recent years. Chief Frank’s tenure is expected to improve community and business relations, as well as proper jurisdictional enforcement.