Saturday, December 13, 2008

Marina Daily Docking Rates Are Set

The State of Ohio has set the daily docking rates at the new Middle Bass marina. Because electricity will not be available until later during the summer of 2009, these rates are all without electric hook-ups.
The daily rate with departure at 7PM is a flat $15. No reservations, just first come, first served.
The overnight rate with departure the next morning at 10 AM is $1.25 per ft. Reservations can be made later at 419-797-4530.
The marina is still expected to open around June 1, 2009.
Boat launching will be free. Stay at St. Hazards and store your boat for free also.
More rate info to come as we get it.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Middle Bass Marina is Filled

The new great inner harbor on Middle Bass Island is now filled with water. The State of Ohio plans to open the marina in June of 2009. The floating docks will be in, but the electric and water connections will not be in place until later in the summer. Rental rates are not yet set for docking. Check this site in January for more information. If you stay at St. Hazards, you'll get both boat launching and boat storage for free during your visit. The boat launching area is right next to St. Hazards.
In 2009, Middle Bass will offer the best boating value on the Lake Erie Islands.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Rescue on the lake

The Miller Ferry has provided safe and reliable service to the Lake Erie Islands for more than 100 years. For what may be the first time ever, one of the ferry boats had to tow off another ferry boat from a submerged reef to the southeast of Put-in-Bay. The ferry boat was fully loaded with construction materials for Middle Bass and the lake was at low levels because of strong winds from the west. The captain of the towing ferry expertly towed the other ferry back to the dock at Put-in-Bay without any further problems. The cargo was then transferred to another ferry to make it to Middle Bass.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Take a 360 Degree Tour of the Marina Work

Click this link to see a 360 degree tour of the marina work. There's a selection of views on the top right of the page.


Pilings for the Docks Installed at the Middle Bass Marina

This week much of the piling work that will support the floating docks was installed at the marina. When filled, it looks like the cement truck in the photo would be under water. This will be one of the deepest marinas in the region.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

State Marina Boat Launching Ramp in Place

The cement was poured for the new boat launching ramp at the State of Ohio marina that will be handle to handle two boats at once. The entrance to marina is also being dug out now and may be up to 14 ft. deep. This new entrance will be to the north of the original Lonz marina entrance and right next to the St. Hazards condo building. Most of the basin has been excavated and water will be brought in during the next few weeks.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Marina Cement Work Begins

The cement work to put in the 30 ft. wide boat launching ramp is well underway and will be finished this month. This ramp will be wide enough to launch two boats at a time and is designed to be usable at all lake levels. It's anticipated that there will be no charge to use the ramp.

The depth of the marina can be appreciated when you see how much below ground level the equipment is.

Sidewalks that seem to go on for a half mile or more are also now being installed to the docks and Lake Erie break wall. The pilings for the floating docks will also be in place this month.

Most of the excavation work for the marina is complete and it is anticipated that the basin will be filled within three weeks. The floating docks will not be installed until next year.

The State of Ohio has still not released a construction schedule or completion date. Dock rates have also not been released. We are not sure of the official name or phone number for reservations.

Our guess is that the marina will open next spring without the electric and water utilities installed.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Action on Middle Bass

The last Cornhole Tournament of the season took place with almost 20 teams participating. All of the free to enter tournaments were on Saturday afternoons and quickly became a popular addition to the Pool Party Fun.

The international staff at St. Hazards has all gone back to Jamaica, Bulgaria and Russia to continue their education. We thank them for their hard work this season.

Construction on the State of Ohio's new marina continues. The photo with the barge was taken from the third floor of the St. Hazards condo building. You can see how close the marina will be to St. Hazards.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Middle Bass Marina Gets Dug In

Long workweeks and great weather resulted in great progress on the new State of Ohio marina project on Middle Bass Island. As much as 11,000 gallons of diesel fuel were used in just one week to keep all of the equipment running. That's as many as two of the tanker trucks pictured each week.

The goal is to have water in the marina basin before November of this year. We'll keep you informed of progress on the possibly the largest marina project being constructed on the Great Lakes.

Volleyball/Cornhole weekend at St. Hazards

The most successful August volleyball weekend at St. Hazards took place between August 22-24th.
More teams played than last year and for the first time a Cornhole Tournament was added. There were parties Friday and the famous Hazards Pool Party on Saturday.

Jonah Koslen, formerly of CLeveland's Michael Stanley Band, provided much of the entertainment and is a regular at Hazards.

The next tournament is scheduled for June. It's one event you do not want to miss.