Put-In-Bay Hotel Victory, Mystery, and Scandal!

The Hotel Victory at Put-in-Bay once gained fame as the largest hotel in the world (or at least the largest in America at the time). It is a true Put-In-Bay History, Mystery, and Scandal! Today it is nothing more than a few sad ruins tucked away behind an Ohio State Park campground on South Bass Island, plus memorabilia scattered throughout places like the Lake Erie Islands historical museum and the forgotten corners of various attics spread throughout the region. What happened? Ottawa and Huron’s tribes lived in the Lake Erie Islands region... View More

Solving the Golf Cart Dilemma

The following piece is published in this month’s Put-in-Bay Gazette. The Gazette has been producing incredible independent Put-in-Bay island news for over 40 years. If you have any interest at all in what is happening on South Bass Island, we urge you strongly to subscribe to the Put-in-Bay Gazette. One-year online subscriptions are only $15, and print subscriptions are available as well. To subscribe please click here. By Jeff Koehler We have become a golf cart community! There is no denying it, and we’ve got to embrace it until the... View More

Dodge Woods Preserve Addition

The following piece is published in this month’s Put-in-Bay Gazette. The Gazette has been producing incredible independent Put-in-Bay island news for over 40 years. If you have any interest at all in what is happening on South Bass Island, we urge you strongly to subscribe to the Put-in-Bay Gazette. One-year online subscriptions are only $15, and print subscriptions are available as well. To subscribe please click here. By Lisa Brohl We are pleased to announce that the Put-in-Bay Township Park District purchased an .7478 acre addition to the Dodge Woods... View More

Moss on the Rock August 2020

The following piece is published in this month’s Put-in-Bay Gazette. The Gazette has been producing incredible independent Put-in-Bay island news for over 40 years. If you have any interest at all in what is happening on South Bass Island, we urge you strongly to subscribe to the Put-in-Bay Gazette. One-year online subscriptions are only $15, and print subscriptions are available as well. To subscribe please click here. Moss on the Rock PIB Airport Gets Federal Grants Put-in-Bay Airport is among the recipients of a $19 million U.S. Department of Transportation... View More

Put-in-Bay Experience

Put-In-Bay Experiences range from the historical to the exhilarating.  There is so much to do for families, couples and friends on this favorite of the Lake Erie Islands.  In addition, there are many places to stay on Put-in-Bay Ohio. Best Places to Stay For Your Put-in-Bay, Ohio Experience The Island Club Home Rentals Island Club Rentals – 216-898-9951 Looking for your own rental home full of great amenities? The Island Club is home to dozens of island homes available for rent that can accommodate large groups. In fact, it is the... View More

Environmental Assessment at Perry’s Monument

The following piece is published in this month’s Put-in-Bay Gazette. The Gazette has been producing incredible independent Put-in-Bay island news for over 40 years. If you have any interest at all in what is happening on South Bass Island, we urge you strongly to subscribe to the Put-in-Bay Gazette. One-year online subscriptions are only $15, and print subscriptions are available as well. To subscribe please click here. The National Park Service (NPS) has been preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial (Park) for a... View More

State Audit of Village Finds Shortcomings

The following piece is published in this month’s Put-in-Bay Gazette. The Gazette has been producing incredible independent Put-in-Bay island news for over 40 years. If you have any interest at all in what is happening on South Bass Island, we urge you strongly to subscribe to the Put-in-Bay Gazette. One-year online subscriptions are only $15, and print subscriptions are available as well. To subscribe please click here. State Audit of Village Finds Shortcomings A 40-page state audit of the Village of Put-in-Bay released in August found that former fiscal officer... View More

Moss on the Rock July 2020

The following piece is published in this month’s Put-in-Bay Gazette. The Gazette has been producing incredible independent Put-in-Bay island news for over 40 years. If you have any interest at all in what is happening on South Bass Island, we urge you strongly to subscribe to the Put-in-Bay Gazette. One-year online subscriptions are only $15, and print subscriptions are available as well. To subscribe please click here. Moss on the Rock Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce Supports Mask Wearing Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce announces the following statement: “We join Governor Mike... View More

One of the 50 Coolest Small Towns in America

One tiny village on a small island in the north end of Ottawa County near the Canadian border continues to get quite a lot of attention, especially as the tourism season ramps up. Put-in-Bay has found its way into yet another list of top vacation destinations. Most recently, this humble little community on South Bass Island was named one of “The 50 Coolest Small Towns in America” by Esquire magazine. “This island on Lake Erie got its name from 18th century schooners that would ‘put in’ on the bay to... View More