Put-in-Bay History:

Articles past and present of interest to those who wish to study or visit Put-in-Bay and see the island from a historical viewpoint.

Hotel History

By |2019-09-09T20:29:51+00:00September 9th, 2019|Categories: Put-in-Bay History|Tags: |

Put-in-Bay Hotels Have been an important Part of Island History The very first hotel to be built at Put-in-Bay  South Bass Island was a small lodging facility in the early 1800s. The Gill House was a smaller hotel that could sleep up to 40 people. Over the years there were numerous owners and name changes ending [...]

Colonial Fire Anniversary

By |2019-05-25T18:45:46+00:00May 21st, 2019|Categories: Put-in-Bay History|Tags: , |

This Memorial Day weekend marks the anniversary of the Colonial Fire. This landmark building built at the beginning of the 20th century was located at the corner of Delaware and Catawba Avenues where the Beer Barrel Saloon and Tippers is now located. The 82-year-old structure stood out with its large dome at the northwest corner of [...]

Historic House

By |2018-11-23T13:46:48+00:00November 23rd, 2018|Categories: Put-in-Bay History, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

The talk of Put-in-Bay Island in July was the tearing down of the historic house “Seven Gables” cottage in the Shore Villas subdivision just east of Perry’s Monument. The historic house, named for its seven gables, canopies over the windows and doors, was built in 1885 according to tax records. President Howard Taft stayed at the [...]

New Book About The Lake Erie Islands

By |2018-08-24T11:54:32+00:00August 16th, 2018|Categories: Put-in-Bay History|Tags: , |

A great addition to Lake Erie Island Books The Put in Bay Gazette News is proud to announce that one of its own writers will be releasing his first Lake Erie Island Books July 4th,2018. Gordy Barr’s “Legends of Middle Bass and Other Lake Erie Islands” will hit newsstands on Independence Day. Barr’s book is filled [...]

Put-in-Bay Park Tree Carving To Memorialize Founder

By |2018-07-26T23:20:12+00:00May 6th, 2018|Categories: Put-in-Bay History|Tags: |

Tree carving under construction in Put-in-Bay Park —The tree in DeRivera Park began its life an estimated 36 years before the founder of the Bass Islands arrived and purchased South, Middle, Gibralter, Ballast & Starve Island for the sum of $44,000. In 1854 Jose DeRivera, a Hispanic merchant arrived to the islands and completed the purchase. He [...]

Middle Bass Island Meeting

By |2018-07-27T13:14:50+00:00July 2nd, 2017|Categories: Put-in-Bay History, Uncategorized|Tags: |

Lake Erie Island Consortium meets. The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Lake Erie Island International Consortium (LEIIC), met on Middle Bass Island in June. Thanks to excellent planning, staggered arrivals were not a problem as attendees were driven to the Middle Bass-East Point Preserve to observe bird banding with Tom and Representative Bartlett. After lunch at the [...]

Put-in-Bay Parks

By |2018-07-27T17:31:02+00:00May 1st, 2016|Categories: Put-in-Bay Events, Put-in-Bay History|Tags: , |

Put-in-Bay Parks Massie Cliffside Preserve becomes a reality-In 2014, the Massie Family contacted Put-in-Bay Township Parks District about the possibility of selling the property to the Park District. Their goal was for this family property to be used as a park and preserved forever in a natural state. On May 8, 2015, Put-in-Bay Township Park District [...]

Put-in-Bay History 30 Years Ago

By |2018-07-27T14:16:22+00:00May 15th, 2015|Categories: Put-in-Bay History|Tags: |

History remembers The Put-in-Bay Village Council had a list of ten projects it was going to spend $85,000 on with the new Island Tax money being collected. The three May meetings of the Council lasted for ten hours. Bud Cox was Chief of Police. Among the Village Council members were Jeff Koehler, Doc Scarpelli, Patti Greiner [...]

Perry Peace Memorial-100th Anniversary

By |2018-07-27T13:24:29+00:00May 1st, 2015|Categories: Put-in-Bay History|Tags: , |

Put-in-Bay, OH – Perry Peace Memorial Day ceremonies remembering the importance of the War of 1812 and the 557 who served during the Battle of Lake Erie will take place Monday, May 25th, at noon on the steps of Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial. Representatives from The US Navy, Coast Guard, Great Britain, Canada and [...]

Lake Erie Islands Civil War Part 3

By |2018-07-27T13:04:08+00:00July 30th, 2014|Categories: Put-in-Bay History, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

The War Between the States began on April 12th, 1861, when Confederate troops fired on Fort Sumter, a key fort occupied by Union troops in South Carolina. Like in any war, the problem of prisoners of war had to be dealt with. In the early part of the war, prisoners from both sides were paroled and [...]

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