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South Bass Island, Put in Bay

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North Bass Island is an island of the U.S. state of Ohio located in Lake Erie. A small unincorporated community, Isle Saint George, is on the island. The North Bass Island Post Office was established on May 25, 1864, and the name changed to Isle Saint George Post Office on March 2, 1874. The Isle Saint George ZIP code 43436 provides PO Box service.The 688.6-acre (2.786 km²) island is one of few islands that has not been commercially developed. The state of Ohio purchased 589 acres (2.4 km²) of the island to preserve it from development and operates it as North Bass Island State Park.Historically, North Bass was mainly used as a vineyard. According to the 2000 census the island had 13 permanent residents. As of January 2007, there were roughly two dozen permanent residents residing on the island's 12 privately owned properties.North Bass Island Airport offers a 1804ft paved airstrip.GeographyNorth Bass Island is the second largest and northernmost island of the Bass Islands; which are a part of the larger Lake Erie Islands archipelago. On the southwest corner of the island there is a small bay named Manila Bay and there is a small unnamed creek that protrudes from the bay. The island is part of Put-in-Bay Township, Ottawa County, Ohio.
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  • Good place to spend the day and better to go in season since end of October is getting pretty sparse.  more »
  • If you love the smell of grapes growing and fall colors this is the place to visit! The weather is still nice being they are on the lake and water temp helps them stay warmer than on the mainland. We ...  more »
  • Good place to handout in the weekend. I'm lucky to bump into the Octoberfest event to enjoy good beer n German food in the special event. Entrance fee is $4 per pax but beer n food are sale separately...  more »
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  • Its a very nice place to visit a lot of bars and there one call the round house it's a bar. So if you like to drink and eat putting bay is the place to go. But you have to catch a boat to get there.
  • Commodore Perry fought the good fight and held the best island in the world for the US
  • Enjoyable place. Rented a golf cart here after paddleboarding over from Catawba Island (via Starve Island). Visited Perry's Monument and had some pizza downtown, also enjoyed visiting the lighthouse. Took the ferry from the southern point back to Catawba. Reminds me of nearby Kelly's Island, just a bit more developed.
  • It was a really great day there, for me it ranks second to Niagara falls,,
  • Love this beautiful place.
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