Amphicars tour the Bass Islands July 28

The German engineered Amphicar will make a splash Tuesday in the Lake Erie Islands when 7 to 10 of the hybrid boat-cars tour North Bass, Middle Bass and South Bass Islands as part of the Port Clinton, OH Amphicar Swim-in July 26-29.
The event began Sunday in Port Clinton. The Amphicar will board the Miller Ferry to Middle Bass Tuesday morning and after an island tour and lunch, they will head to North Bass Island for a historic island tour there. The vehicles will return to Middle Bass, drive across the island and then depart via the Lonz boat ramp and motor to Put-in-Bay.
The vehicles will arrive at Put-in-Bay and access the island from the downtown public boat ramp about 5pm. The car will then proceed to the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce for a picnic dinner and mini Amphicar Show.
The group will depart Put-in-Bay on the Miller Ferry about 8pm.

Randy S wins Reel Bar swag in Raffle

Randy S of Port Clinton, OH was this week’s winner in the 2015 Put-in-Bay Calendar Raffle. Randy won a $50 gift certificate for food, a $25 gift certificate for a tee shirt and a coffee mug from the Reel Bar here at Put-in-Bay. Congratulations, Captain! And thank you Reel Bar for donating the prize!

Karen G. of Put-in-Bay wins ferry tickets

Karen G. of Put-in-Bay is this week’s winner in the 2015 Put-in-Bay Calendar Raffle. Karen won two round-trip passenger tickets and a round-trip vehicle ticket aboard the Miller Ferry. Congratulations to Karen and a big Thank You to Miller Boat Line for providing the prize.

US Brig Niagara, Madeline in port

Crews from the US Brig Niagara and the Madeline will be in port Thursday for an impromptu overnight at Put-in-Bay.
The Niagara is carrying 20 high school student from across the US on a sail education program. Niagara Captain Billy Sabatini asked if the chamber could organize a softball game for the crew Thursday evening.
Both vessels’ crews are invited to dinner at Frosty’s Backyard before the game at 7pm.
The Madeline is scheduled to depart on Friday and the Niagara may stay until Saturday.
No tours are scheduled during their brief stays.

Perry’s Victory Triathlon this weekend

The rescheduled Perry’s Victory Triathlon hosted by All Sports FUNdamentals will be held this Sunday, July 19. Find out more information about the races and to register at

Don’t forget Tuesday’s Blood Drive!

Put-in-Bay residents and visitors can help out the American Red Cross by donating a pint of blood on Tuesday, July 14, at the Put-in-Bay Town Hall.
American Red Cross staff will be on hand from 9am to 2pm and hope to collect a minimum of 25 pints.
The increase in motor vehicle accidents during the summer months puts a strain on the regional blood supply.
If you can spare 30 minutes to give, we all appreciate it. You never know when you or a friend or loved one might be in need of a pint or two.

Dave W. from Olmsted Falls this week’s winner

Dave W. from Olmsted Falls, OH was drawn as this week’s winner in the 2015 Put-in-Bay Calendar Raffle. Dave won a $100 Gift Card from the Orchard Restaurant on Catawba Island. Congratulations, Dave! And thank you to the Orchard for providing the prize.