ST. CLAIR SHORES (WWJ) – The Jobbie Nooner is well underway on Gull Island in Lake St. Clair. The annual party on the lake has been a little on the quiet side because of the cool and wet weather.

It’s been raining off and on, according to St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department Lieutenant Dennis Maurey, who gave WWJ’s Beth Fisher an update.

“There’s probably three to 500 boats out there right now and quite a few  coming across the lake and everybody’s being good so far,” said Maurey.

Maurey, speaking to WWJ from Harsens Island, said a few boats are getting too close to one another, bumping into one another.

In years past, they’d get 3,000 to 5,000 boaters for this bash, so the weather is clearly hampering the party, which he said has, in the past, led to drunken boaters and fights.

Although the party will continue at least into the early evening, Maurey said a cleanup is already planned.

“Sheriff Donnellon and the sheriff of Macomb County have made arrangements to bring prisoners out on Saturday morning and to clean up the island and try to  place it a little bit better so it’s not a total mess out there for the rest of the summer,” he said.

Learn more about Jobbie Nooner at this link.


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