LAKE ST. CLAIR (WWJ) – It’s a gathering of boats, booze and a lot of partying people surrounding Gull Island in Lake St. Clair
“We’ve got probably 3,000 boats out here … and two minor incidents of lacerations, that was it. Everybody’s well behaved,” said St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon, speaking live from a Jet Ski Friday afternoon on WWJ Newsradio 950.
“We recognized that this is an adult party and these folks are out here having a good time,” he said. “We just wanna make sure that everybody gets home safe.”
Hardcore Jobbie Nooner veterans began camping out Thursday in preparation for the bash.
Amy Kennedy from Waterford has been going for the past four years.
She said even though many people play hookey from work, she takes a safer route. “Schedule the day off in advance … that’s typically what I do,” Kennedy said. “Because you never know who you might run into out there. You might act like you’re sick and then run into one of your co-workers.”
WWJ’s Mike Campbell ran into Josie who was headed out for the first time to the event that’s known as the Mardi Gras of the Midwest. ”I’m gonna get a lot of beads … absolutely!” she said.
Bill came all the way from Grand Rapids. ”I heard it’s a good time — a can’t miss.”