Well It looks like I was wrong about the algae bloom this year. It seems the drought we experienced this summer was good for Lake Erie. There was no run off from the farm fields or very little. We have not seen the algae yet this year. The result from this has had a great impact on the area surrounding Lake Erie.
It has been a great year for sport fishing. Families could go to the beach and cool off in the lake on those hot summer days. Cities and towns have had no threat to their water supplies. Tourism has not suffered like it has in the past on places like Pelee Island.
We need rain but not the down pours that will wash everything into the lake. That can happen later in the fall or we may be in for a double impact next year.
Hey hi it's me Moe. I came to Pelee Island in the early spring of 1986, to work in the grape/wine industry which I still have a hand in today. I started the Pelee Island Tour in 1994. This is when I was driving taxi on the island. I would see little old ladies and men some not so little sitting around the dock area waiting for the boat to go back to the mainland. They would come over as walk on passengers and would sit there all day because there was nothing for them to do. So I created the Pelee Island Tour to offer them a chance to see and learn about the island while they were here.. Now with the Blue Bus it has grown into a way for all visitors to be able to see and learn about the island while I am becoming one of those older folks.