USCG Cutter Hollyhock Overnights at Put-in-Bay

USCGCGC HOLLYHOCK (WLB-214), named after a previous Coast Guard cutter which served the United States from 1937 through 1982, docked at Put-in-Bay on the night of 23 June 2020.  Primary missions are aids to navigation, search and rescue, environmental protection, and domestic ice-breaking.

USCG Hollyhock 220, Trumbo Point during Mariel Boatlift in 1980. Photo by Raymond L. Blazevic

The original HOLLYHOCK was launched at Defoe Boat and Motorworks in Bay City, Michigan. The vessel was initially commissioned as part of the fleet operated by the U.S. Lighthouse Service. When this government agency became part of the Coast Guard in 1939, HOLLYHOCK provided 43 additional years of distinguished service before it was decommissioned from the Coast Guard’s fleet on Mar 31, 1982.

HOLLYHOCK (WLB-214) at Fox’s Dock, Put-in-Bay

The new, 225′ HOLLYHOCK was built in 2003 and replaced the CGC BRAMBLE (WAGL-392). It is the 14th Seagoing Buoy Tender built for the Coast Guard by Marinette Marine Corporation in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

Put-in-Bay Job Openings at Boardwalk Family of Restaurants

Put in Bay diningBoardwalk Family of Restaurants values each of our staff and feels the Boardwalk Family has some of the best employees on the Island.  Please help us continue to provide the best customer service.  If you know of anyone who is still looking for seasonal employment, refer them to us!  Have them go online and complete the application at .

WE NEED HELP and are counting on YOU to refer a friend or family member for seasonal employment!  We can use WEEKEND HELP, PART-TIME HELP and FULL-TIME HELP … Take a moment to reach out to someone who may still be looking for work!

Americorps Intern Joins Lake Erie Islands Conservancy

Americorps Intern Olive O’Rourke Scherf and Julene Market, sponsor.

Lake Erie Islands Conservancy AmeriCorps Intern chosen for the 2020 season is Olive O’Rourke Scherf.  Olive will split her time and duties between the Lake Erie Islands Conservancy, Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center, and the Put-in-Bay Township Park District. She will be a familiar face this summer at our preserves and at the Nature and Wildlife Center.  Olive visited all our preserves last week as part of her training and has been busy at the Nature and Wildlife Center , too!

Olive is a resident of Middle Bass Island and recently graduated from Lawrence Upper School. She will be majoring in Environmental Science at St. Mary’s College this fall. Olive started with the Conservancy with Nature Camp at the age of 4. She has been a counselor for the Lake Erie Islands and Nature Center’s Nature Camp the last few years as well as a volunteer for the Middle Bass Music Festival to benefit the Conservancy.  Her parents are David Scherf and Shanny O’Rourke Scherf of Middle Bass. She has a love for wildlife, our environment, sustainability, gardening, music, reading, theater, and friends and family. Olive is quite excited to start off her job as the AmeriCorps Intern this summer!

Lake Erie Islands Conservancy thanks Julene Market, John and Paula Ladd, Helen Brohl, Mary Brohl Nahan, David and Barb Nostrant and Joseph and Judith Janicki for their donations toward the AmeriCorps intern program.

Lisa Brohl, Chair LEIC

14′ Starcraft Motorboat for Sale at Put-in-Bay


14' Starcraft14′ Starcraft Motorboat for Sale

Boat:  1959 Starcraft 14′; newly painted interior and refinished wood trim
Motor:  1990 8HP Yamaha Longshaft–only 30 hours; included fuel line, fuel tank, and cut-off cord
Accessories: Trailer; Danforth anchor and 25′ line;1 adult life vest; bird-poop cover; oars
Location: Put-in-Bay, South Bass Island
Price: $1275
Contact:  [removed]

Put-in-Bay Homeowners Association Recognizes Island Heroes


Put-in-Bay Post Office

Miller Boat LIne

Put-in-Bay Homeowners Association recognizes local business and service organizations for their outstanding contributions to the island community during COVID-19 circumstances.  Each received a banner highlighting their dedication and resilience.  Put-in-Bay Grocery Store (not pictured) also received acknowledgement.

Put-in-Bay Town Hall

Put-in-Bay Township

Put-in-Bay E.M.S.