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.

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Donnellon was keeping a close watch on the annual party known as the “Jobbie Nooner,” which is only accessible by boat. See a photo gallery HERE.

“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.

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Jobbie Nooner party-goers prepare to head out onto the lake. (WWJ Photo/Mike Campbell)

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.”

MORE: Guide To Jobbie Nooner On Gull Island

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A cooler packed and ready for Jobbie Nooner. (WWJ Photo/Mike Campbell)


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