Huron, Ohio (July 5, 2010) – The Jet Express, the fastest way to Put-in-Bay and Kelleys Island and the
Island’s only direct downtown service, has entered into an agreement to support the inaugural Lake
Erie Boat Week event in 2010.
With exclusive late-night service, stylish and comfortable passenger cabins, and island-hopping
discounts – two islands in one day – the Jet Express is the best way to visit your favorite Lake Erie
Shores and Islands destinations!
Lake Erie Boat Week is a national boating festival to be held September 7-12, 2010, headquartered at
the Huron (OH) Boat Basin, with activities to be held on Lake Erie and the Huron River.
Lake Erie Boat Week is a new event to the area, but is expected to attract 100,000+ people and
potentially $5-$10 million to the local Erie Islands economy. The Lake Erie Boat Week event will
consist of a Powerboat Regatta, “Fastest Boat on Lake Erie” Competition held on Lake Erie, and an
APR Powerboat Superleague powerboat race (100-mph boats), held in the Huron River and at the
Huron Boat Basin, in the massively popular Lake Erie Shores and Islands region.
Included in this new partnership with the Jet Express is a special island-hopping trip planned from
Huron to both Kelleys Island and Put-in-Bay for Powerboat Regatta participants and the general
public, on Tuesday, September 7, 2010, from 5-10:50 PM. Special discounted fares are being offered
for this trip that will help to kick off the start of Lake Erie Boat Week!
For more information about the Lake Erie Boat Week event, or the island-hopping trip aboard the Jet
Express, please visit the official event website at www.LakeErieBoatWeek.com.
“Everyone at the Jet Express is so excited to be a part of this year’s Lake Erie Boat Week event,”
stated Lance Woodworth, Operations Director for the Jet Express. “We’ve got so many different
packages and schedules to offer anyone visiting Huron or the Islands area to help them enjoy the
Erie Islands – there’s really something for everyone. Between our regular service to downtown Put-
in-Bay and Kelleys Island, and our special excursions we’ve developed during each month through
October, the Jet Express is the ideal way to explore everything that Lake Erie has to offer.
“Because Lake Erie Boat Week was developed to be a true national boating festival, designed to
celebrate Lake Erie and the boating lifestyle, we knew we had to be involved,” Woodworth
continued. “We love the unique concept of bringing together the entire region of boating
enthusiasts for this event.”
Special Jet Express excursions include:
JULY: July 9 - Pelee Island Wine Tasting & Hog Roast; July 29 - Cleveland Indians vs. New York
AUGUST: August 6 - Pelee Island Wine Tasting & Hog Roast; August 29 - Toledo to Put-in-Bay Day
SEPTEMBER: September 17 - Windsor Day Trip; September 19 - Pt. Pelee Birdwatching, Canada (Fall
Migration); September 19 - Winetasting Adventure, Essex County, Canada; September 24 - Lighthouse
& Islands Tour
OCTOBER: October 2 - Put-in-Bay Island Wine Festival Cruise; October 9 - St. Clair, MI Sightseeing
River Cruise; October 15-16 - Windsor Canada Overnight Trip; October 23 - Halloween at Kelleys
Island "Boo" Cruise; October 30 - Octogaween / Halloween Pub & Island Crawl (two Islands)
Save money, experience more and get to downtown Put-in-Bay and Kelleys Island faster! The Jet
Express offers the lowest fares per mile, exclusive sight-seeing routes and the only direct downtown
service. Experience more than just a ferry boat ride. The goal of the Jet Express is to provide you
with an exciting vacation experience.
Ride the Jet Express to enjoy a thrilling lake voyage and a chance to view all 12 of the U.S. islands,
plus several Canadian islands. The Jet Express is designed for passenger comfort and luxury. Enjoy
the outside upper deck where you can take in fresh Lake Erie breezes or come inside and relax in
their stylishly appointed passenger lounges featuring comfortably cushioned chairs, carpeted decks,
and panoramic windows for island sight-seeing.
Traveling at speeds up to 40 mph, the Jet Express will smoothly whisk you away on a quick 12 ½-mile,
25- minute voyage from Port Clinton, Ohio, to downtown Put-in-Bay, Ohio, or on a 17-mile, 45-minute
voyage from Sandusky, Ohio, to Put-in-Bay and Kelleys Island. The Jet Express provides the latest
ferry service from the islands…special late-night service is available midnight or later. Purchase
tickets online for print-at-home convenience. Reserve your specific departure times and avoid the
“I am thrilled to welcome the Jet Express on board with my Lake Erie Boat Week event,” said Janie
Vogel, Event Director for Lake Erie Boat Week. “I’ve enjoyed comfortable and fast rides on their
amazing boats numerous times when I have traveled to the Islands – it’s so convenient to jump on the
Jet and get to my destination fast. Their convenient schedules allow me to spend as much time on
the Island as I can, and they deliver me right downtown in the heart of all of the activities I’m there to
enjoy. The staff is friendly and helpful, and I feel safe and relaxed as I make my way to my favorite
Island. I appreciate the three different departure locations, too!
“I’m also really excited about the special island-hopping trip the Jet Express staff have arranged on
September 7th for my Lake Erie Boat Week Powerboat Regatta,” Vogel continued. “That will allow
visitors in town for my event, as well as community members, to really experience all that the Islands
region has to offer. The Jet Express will pick people up right by the Huron Boat Basin at around 5:00
PM for an evening at both Kelleys Island and Put-in-Bay, and deliver them back to Huron by about
10:50 PM that evening. What a great way to kick off a fantastic week of Lake Erie Boat Week
Vendor, advertising, VIP packages and sponsorship opportunities are still available for the inaugural
Lake Erie Boat Week event. Please check out the official event website at www.LakeErieBoatWeek.
com for more information, or contact the Event Director, Janie Vogel, at (440) 915-7627, racingpr@oh.
Put-in-Bay Boat Line, #3 North Monroe St., Port Clinton, Ohio 43452
Locations in downtown Port Clinton, downtown Sandusky, and the Black River Landing in Lorain
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|JET EXPRESS MAKES WAVES BY PARTNERING WITH
NEW LAKE ERIE BOAT WEEK EVENT
New national boating festival to be held at the Huron (OH) Boat Basin on September 7-12, 2010
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JET EXPRESS ISLAND-HOPPING CRUISE ON SEPTEMBER 7, 2010