Benson Ford Ship House

By |2021-02-19T18:02:05+00:00February 19th, 2021|Categories: Put-in-Bay History|Tags: , , |

The Benson Ford Ship House - A Freighter Reborn As An Island Landmark Residence Freighters of the Great Lakes are famous for their endurance. The Benson Ford Ship House is living proof of that resilience to this day. In contrast to their saltwater relatives, lake freighters, as they are called, tend to rust slowly, take less [...]

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Green Island

By |2020-12-23T00:12:29+00:00December 23rd, 2020|Categories: Put-in-Bay History|Tags: , , |

The Secrets Of Green Island Just one mile west of South Bass Island sits Green Island. Many islanders have looked towards Green and wondered what secrets it holds. They might be surprised to learn there is history both above ground and underground on Green Island. Neither curiosity seekers nor casual tourists will get onto Green Island [...]

Put-in-Bay Gazette

By |2020-12-02T22:42:52+00:00December 2nd, 2020|Categories: Put-in-Bay History|Tags: , , |

Put-in-Bay Gazette Celebrates 40 Years Of Newspaper History Forty years ago this month, the Put-in-Bay Gazette’s inaugural issue appeared on the counter at the grocery store in the old Colonial issue appeared on the counter at the grocery store in the old Colonial building downtown Put-in-Bay. The Gazette started with a two-page issue printed on typing [...]

News January 2019

By |2019-02-07T11:05:40+00:00February 7th, 2019|Categories: Put-in-Bay Island News|Tags: , , |

Put-in-Bay News January 2019 Jer-Bear & Kurt Ice Fishing Tournament News January 2019 -  For those who love Put-in-Bay Fishing for walleye, mark the first weekend in February down for the Jer-Bear & Kurt Ice Fishing Tournament. Register at Topsey Turvey’s on Friday evening February 1st, and fish on the ice (thickness permitting) and enjoy the [...]

Things To Do With Kids At Put-in-Bay

By |2018-12-15T18:16:11+00:00December 15th, 2018|Categories: Travel Tips|Tags: , , , , |

15 things to do with kids at Put-in-Bay For many years, our family and friends have enjoyed many things to do with kids at Put-in-Bay. Our annual Put-in-Bay vacation is part of every summer season. Occasionally, a point of discussion is about how kid-friendly Put-in-Bay is. Some people have heard the island is a party place [...]

Historic House

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

Aquatic Center

By |2018-07-27T11:57:50+00:00January 21st, 2018|Categories: Put-in-Bay Events|Tags: , , , |

PUT-IN-BAY- Aquatic Center Open For Summer Tourists Summer tourists at Put-in-Bay can swing out to the west side of town to drop a line in Lake Erie, and get a close-up view of Lake Erie’s fishes and interactive exhibits at The Ohio State University’s Aquatic Center. Located a mile west of downtown Put-in-Bay, the Aquatic Visitors [...]

Put-in-Bay Railroad

By |2018-07-27T14:44:02+00:00December 30th, 2017|Categories: Put-in-Bay Life|Tags: , , , |

Island railroad tracks pulled up, headed for new home in Findlay, Ohio Islanders will recall the quarter-scale train Skip and Sharon Duggan had on their property out by the South Bass Island Lighthouse. The locomotive and cars were capable of pulling loads of kids around on the tracks Skip, Rob Mohn and another fellow laid in Duggan’s [...]

Haunted Spirits At Put-in-Bay!

By |2018-07-27T12:51:05+00:00November 17th, 2017|Categories: Put-in-Bay Life|Tags: , |

A new book, entitled Haunted Spirits in Put-in-Bay, was recently released at a launch party on Saturday, May 27th at Topsy Turvey’s. The author, William G. Krejci, signed copies, which were available for $19.95. The book received a worldwide release on Memorial Day and is now available everywhere for purchase. Haunted Spirits Put-in-Bay tells the stories [...]

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