Put-in-Bay life Archives

An assortment of stories and informative articles about life on South Bass Island in Lake Erie. Stories highlight the challenges and wonderful Put-in-Bay life experiences shared by islanders who call the island home both seasonal and full time. Many stories are from the Lake Erie Islands first newspaper  Put-in-Bay News-Gazette and include some dated as far back as 20 years ago and make for interesting reading about the History of Put-in-Bay

Put-in-Bay Jobs

By |2023-02-19T21:01:46+00:00March 5th, 2022|Categories: Put-in-Bay Life|Tags: , , |

Put-in-Bay Jobs & Internships- Work Where You Like To Play! Looking for a fun and satisfying job this summer? Need a fun exciting place to complete your internship? Ever lived on an island? Perhaps Put-in-Bay would be just the ticket! College Tuition Assistance Up to $5000 Possible for 2022!! Put-in-Bay Jobs are ideal for college [...]

Airline Becomes Lifeline to over 500 At Put-in-Bay

By |2023-03-09T12:33:27+00:00January 17th, 2022|Categories: Put-in-Bay Life|Tags: , , |

With Loss of Ferry Service, Airline Is Put-in-Bay's Winter Lifeline  With the recent stoppage of the Put-in-Bay Ferry Service, several hundred islanders living on South Bass Island known to most as Put-in-Bay, Ohio must now rely on an island airline transportation company for supplies including prescriptions, perishable food goods, and even the US Mail. To make [...]

Put-in-Bay Ice Fishing

By |2021-02-01T21:04:22+00:00February 1st, 2021|Categories: Put-in-Bay Life|Tags: , |

Here’s proof there was ice around the islands this winter in January. This photo was taken on Friday, January 20th. It shows ice in Put-in-Bay’s harbor. Just four days later, the ice was gone, completely blown out by stiff winds and the help of 50-degree temperatures Ice Fishing Report- With forecasts of un-winter-like temperatures [...]

Put-in-Bay Dentist

By |2020-07-02T21:46:03+00:00July 2nd, 2020|Categories: Put-in-Bay History, Put-in-Bay Life|

The Famous Floating Dentist Office The following is a short history of the floating Dentists Office, named "Doc's In" that served the permanent residents of South Bass Island from 1973 to 1987. One of only three 45-ft Double Cabin Fly Bridge boats built at the Matthews Factory in Port Clinton, "Doc's In" was constructed for Horace [...]

2020 Lake Erie Islands Birding

By |2020-06-04T20:47:44+00:00June 4th, 2020|Categories: Put-in-Bay Life|Tags: , |

Birding 2020 At The Lake Erie Islands The spring of 2020 was much different than normal spring. For the last 18 years the banding team along with Tom Barlett have come to the islands to study the birds using the islands during migration. This was done using mist nets, trapping the birds collecting data on them, [...]

1000’s of Facemasks For Put-in-Bay?

By |2020-06-02T20:07:15+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Categories: Travel Tips, Put-in-Bay Island News, Put-in-Bay Life|

Facemasks For All? One headline on the Internet posted even before the Memorial Day week had ended was right on the money - “At Put-in-Bay, the party goes on despite the pandemic!” If you didn’t know any better, you’d have thought there was no world-wide Coronavirus pandemic at Put-in-Bay over the Memorial Day Weekend. With Governor [...]

News January 2020

By |2020-02-20T23:22:34+00:00February 20th, 2020|Categories: Put-in-Bay Life|Tags: , |

Put-in-Bay News January 2020 What's New At The Bay! The Put-in-Bay High School Girl’s Basketball Team came back victorious once again after playing in the Great Lakes Islands Basketball Tournament on Mackinac Island. The ladies defeated three teams from other islands in the Great Lakes, Washington Island, Wisconsin, Beaver Island, Michigan and Mackinac Island, Michigan. In [...]

Put-in-Bay Island Life

By |2021-11-16T13:35:55+00:00December 28th, 2018|Categories: Put-in-Bay Life|Tags: , |

Put-in-Bay Island Life-Living in the Lake Erie Islands If you’ve lived the Put-in-Bay Life or on one of the Lake Erie islands for a while, you will find yourself developing a few “pet peeves.” They come naturally. For all of the many positive and fun things about Put-in-Bay Island Life, there are still those little things [...]

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