Ralph M from Lewiston, MI this week’s winner

Ralph M from Lewiston, MI was this week’s winner in the 2015 Put-in-Bay Calendar Raffle. Raffle won an island tour package for four from Put-in-Bay Transportation and Perry’s Cave that includes the Tour Train and the attractions at Perry’s Cave Family Fun Center.
Congratulations, Ralph, and thank you to Island Transportation and Perry’s Cave for donating the prize!
We’ll be drawing another winner next Friday, June 5.

Final tickets for Niagara Day Sail June 22

We are down to the last six tickets for the Monday, June 22 sail aboard the US Brig Niagara. Niagara will be at Put-in-Bay as part of the Maritime Celebration and her visit is sponsored by the Put-in-Bay Jet Express and the Put-in-Bay Winery at the Doller Estate.
The afternoon sail departs the Jet Express Dock at 3 pm and returns to port at 8 pm. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased here on the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce website. Click on Advance Ticket Sales in the navigation bar.
You can also purchase tickets to the Friday, June 19, Dockside Reception for Niagara on the pier next to the Jet Dock. Tickets are $50 and include appetizers, an informal tours of the ship and a meet and greet with the captain and crew. A percentage of proceeds from the reception sales will be used to establish a fun for the Maritime Celebration. Part of the proceeds will also benefit the Perry Group’s scholarship for a student from the Toledo Maritime Academy to sail aboard Niagara.
The brig is a US Coast Guard certified training vessel. It does not take on passengers for hire. Day sailors will learn what it takes to sail a square rigger and can participate in the sailing of Niagara.

Day Sail tickets available for Niagara on June 22

Ten tickets for the US Brig Niagara’s Monday, June 22, Day Sail are still available on our website for purchase. Click on Advance Ticket Sales to reach the order page. Tickets are $100 per person. The Day Sail departs Fox’s Dock, adjacent to the Jet Express Dock downtown, at 3 pm and returns to port at 8 pm.
The Put-in-Bay Jet Express and the Put-in-Bay Winery at the Doller Estates are co-sponsoring Niagara’s visit the third weekend in June for 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2020 as part of the Put-in-Bay Maritime Celebration.
Pyrate Fest VIII has been moved to the third weekend in June for 2015 to help establish the new event.

Battle to be featured in documentary and film

Scott Reda, from New York City based Lou Reda Productions, announced Sunday evening that his production company and ATAO of Dunkirk, NY is currently working on production of a documentary called “We Have Met the Enemy” for release in 2016.
The documentary release is part of a larger project that includes the Hollywood movie “Perry’s Luck,” produced by ATAO, according to Mark Nixon, a partner in ATAO. The documentary will explore Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry’s life beyond the Battle of Lake Erie.
The motion picture “Perry’s Luck” is currently under the guidance of Hollywood producer Richard Saperstein and is scheduled to begin shooting in later 2015.
Both Reda and Nixon said the documentary and motion picture will shoot some footage here in the Lake Erie Islands. Reda said the documentary will use CGI, computer generated imagery, to bring the Battle of Lake Erie to life.
Nixon said the project also includes a large coffee table book and the development of curriculum to teach youngsters about the Battle of Lake Erie and its importance in American history.

Joanie B from Port Clinton is this week’s winner

Joanie B from Port Clinton, OH was this week’s winner in the 2015 Put-in-Bay Calendar Raffle. Joanie won $60 in pie from the Village Bakery here at Put-in-Bay. Congratulations, Joanie! The Chamber is right next door to the bakery if you’d care to share. Thank you to Village Bakery for donating the prize!

Island Wide Garage Sale

Islanders and island business owners are cleaning out what they no longer need and offering to shoppers for a bargain. 30 island residences and businesses are on the map for the annual garage sale. The map is available the day before the event at the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce offices in the Depot, Miller Boat Line and the Jet Express, and several island restaurants that serve breakfast. We don’t set the hours for the garage sale, but look for most sellers to start around 10 and wrap up by 5 pm or earlier.

The map is done! The map is done!

We haven’t started printing copies yet, but we just finished the 2015 Island Wide Garage Sale Map and it is available for download from our website for those of you who are eager to see who’s cleaned out there garage, storage unit, basement, shed, and stock room for the 2015 Island Wide Garage Sale on Saturday, May 16. That’s less than two days away!
Click here on The Official 2015 island Wide Garage Sale Map to download and print. Copies of the map will be available Friday afternoon at the Chamber office in the Depot, Frosty’s, Pasquale’s Café, the Village Bakery, Mossbacks, Reel Bar, the Island hardware Store, the Jet Express Docks and the Miller Ferry Docks.