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Put-in-Bay is a village located on South Bass Island in Put-in-Bay Township, Ottawa County, Ohio, United States. The population was 138 at the 2010 census. The bay played a significant role in the War of 1812 as the location of the squadron of U.S. naval commander Oliver Hazard Perry, who sailed from the port on September 10, 1813 to engage a British squadron just north of the island in the Battle of Lake Erie. The village is a popular summer resort and recreational destination. Ferry and airline services connect the community with Catawba Island, Kelleys Island, Port Clinton, and Sandusky, Ohio.GeographyPut-in-Bay is located 15mi northwest of Sandusky, at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.63sqmi, of which 0.45sqmi is land and 0.18sqmi is water.History of nameThe name "Put-in-Bay" originally only referred to the bay itself. In the later-1700s, the schooners sailing on Lake Erie would put into this bay, to wait out bad weather on Lake Erie. (Many of the unfamiliar sailors used the slang phonetic term, puddin' (or pudding) bay, resulting in later local-historians' attempt to attribute various explanations for the term "pudding bay", which, in reality, had no meaning, but was simply a slang phonetic variant of "Put-in-Bay".)Make your own Put in Bay vacation itinerary, with a little help from those that know the place like the back of their hands, by using our United States trip itinerary website.
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