Famed boat resurfaces at Alum Creek

Famed boat resurfaces at Alum Creek

There are 26 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Sep 20, 2009, titled Famed boat resurfaces at Alum Creek. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Alum Creek State Park hosted one casualty to alcohol at the American Power Boat Association event yesterday, but you wouldn't have found her in the beer garden.

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Jonathan

Dublin, OH

#1 Sep 20, 2009
What? There were no druken crazy people starting fights and running over little children with the vehicles? But the prohibition crowd told us that serving beer was going to cause all types of problems and lawsuits would follow.
florida buckeye

Jacksonville, FL

#2 Sep 20, 2009
a mention of buddy byers "jr" brings back memories from the late 60's. i recall buddy had a severe arm problem as a result of a boat accident.
what happened to buddy later in life? the person who knows that answer probably knows where wtvn's john fraim ended up too.
Art

Columbus, OH

#3 Sep 20, 2009
Just what we need. As if jet skis and ski boats aren't enough, now we're going to have even more maniacs at Alum Creek serving two purposes: screwing up the fishing worse than it already is and wasting gasoline. Another stupid decision by state government.
Jonathan

Dublin, OH

#4 Sep 20, 2009
Art wrote:
Just what we need. As if jet skis and ski boats aren't enough, now we're going to have even more maniacs at Alum Creek serving two purposes: screwing up the fishing worse than it already is and wasting gasoline. Another stupid decision by state government.
Huh? A one day event is screwing up fishing and attracting maniacs? Maybe you just shouldn't leave your home.

“Anniesgothergun”

Since: Aug 09

johnson city tenn.

#5 Sep 20, 2009
Art wrote:
Just what we need. As if jet skis and ski boats aren't enough, now we're going to have even more maniacs at Alum Creek serving two purposes: screwing up the fishing worse than it already is and wasting gasoline. Another stupid decision by state government.
AMEN ART!!!! not enough theres dead bodies , litter, now more idiots!!!
Karen

Wellston, OH

#6 Sep 20, 2009
I took my boys, 8 and 4, to the races yesterday and it was awesome! We loved it and are thrilled at the prospect of them coming back! We will be there for sure!
Alum Creek Enthusiast

Carey, OH

#7 Sep 20, 2009
State Parks do not allow campers to enjoy alcohol, while they sit by the campfire, relaxing, watching the world go by. The fines are very steep, even for an empty alcohol container. Those campers later retreat to their confines and sleep ... BUT ... they will allow alcohol consumption to those that will sit & sip & sip while they watch the boats pass by. Later those people retreat to their vehicles and drive on our roads. That doesn't make a damned bit of sense. Another case where the almighty dollar trumps everything !
HAPPY CRAB

Intercession City, FL

#8 Sep 20, 2009
anniesdream2009 wrote:
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AMEN ART!!!! not enough theres dead bodies , litter, now more idiots!!!
You and Art should get together. I think you would make an ideal couple. Better yet, just move in together as soon as possible. That way you two would only be spoiling one household, rather than two.
Are you kidding me

New Albany, OH

#9 Sep 20, 2009
As if there isn't enough boating traffic on Alum's LITTLE 3,387 acres!
Since 1974, boating traffic has increased to the point where you don't dare take your family out on the weekend due to irresponsible Jetskiers, Wakeboarders, Powerboaters, and Sailboaters!
GEESH...during a warm weekend in the summer, the lake looks like an L.A. FREEWAY at rush hour!
Let's also mention how ODNR is allowing "Privatization" of parts of the lake! There's one COVE that's only accessible to Alum Creek Power Boat Club that includes docks, restrooms, etc, and DAMN the rest of us if we want to tie up for a few minutes to use the restroom!
So now, part of the lake is going to be cordoned off "twice a year" to allow racing??
And how soon will The American Power Boat Association be LEASED their own COVE?
Question is...WHO'S GOT THE MONEY?
ODNR...enough is enough!
Do your Research

Columbus, OH

#10 Sep 20, 2009
[QUOTE who="Let's also mention how ODNR is allowing "Privatization" of parts of the lake! There's one COVE that's only accessible to Alum Creek Power Boat Club that includes docks, restrooms, etc, and DAMN the rest of us if we want to tie up for a few minutes to use the restroom!
So now, part of the lake is going to be cordoned off "twice a year" to allow racing??
And how soon will The American Power Boat Association be LEASED their own COVE?
Question is...WHO'S GOT THE MONEY?
ODNR...enough is enough![/QUOTE]
Get your facts straight. The Alum Creek Power Boat Club (of which I am NOT a member) does not have a private cove or anything "private" on that lake. If ODNR does anything, they should build more docks to allow Ohioans to have better access to the lake. As for fisherman, they are a vital part of the lake community, but Alum Creek is one of the largest inland lakes with unlimited horsepower areas that provides the safest opportunities for water skiing and tubing. There are multitudes of coves and areas north of Cheshire Road with speed limits that provide wonderful opportunities for good fishing. As for restroom facilities, ODNR needs to have more temporary parking spaces at the marina so that we could actually run in and use flushable toilets, or have a bite to eat at the restaurant. Heck put a meter there, I would pay in order to use a flush toilet.
The biggest problem I have are the sailboaters who insist on running in the safest areas for skiing. If you have a problem with a private cove, I suggest you take it up with the Commodore of the sail boat club who have been guilty of running the public out of "their" cove and out of "their" facilities. No power boats are even allowed to come near their docks, nor can they dock a powerboat there. I have always thought that the sailboaters should be over on Hoover since the City of Columbus refuses to allow increased speeds for skiing.
OINK

Chillicothe, OH

#11 Sep 20, 2009
Alum Creek Enthusiast wrote:
State Parks do not allow campers to enjoy alcohol, while they sit by the campfire, relaxing, watching the world go by. The fines are very steep, even for an empty alcohol container. Those campers later retreat to their confines and sleep ... BUT ... they will allow alcohol consumption to those that will sit & sip & sip while they watch the boats pass by. Later those people retreat to their vehicles and drive on our roads. That doesn't make a damned bit of sense. Another case where the almighty dollar trumps everything !
AMEN, Brother!
Are you kidding me

New Albany, OH

#12 Sep 20, 2009
Do your Research wrote:
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Get your facts straight. The Alum Creek Power Boat Club (of which I am NOT a member) does not have a private cove or anything "private" on that lake. If ODNR does anything, they should build more docks to allow Ohioans to have better access to the lake. As for fisherman, they are a vital part of the lake community, but Alum Creek is one of the largest inland lakes with unlimited horsepower areas that provides the safest opportunities for water skiing and tubing. There are multitudes of coves and areas north of Cheshire Road with speed limits that provide wonderful opportunities for good fishing. As for restroom facilities, ODNR needs to have more temporary parking spaces at the marina so that we could actually run in and use flushable toilets, or have a bite to eat at the restaurant. Heck put a meter there, I would pay in order to use a flush toilet.
The biggest problem I have are the sailboaters who insist on running in the safest areas for skiing. If you have a problem with a private cove, I suggest you take it up with the Commodore of the sail boat club who have been guilty of running the public out of "their" cove and out of "their" facilities. No power boats are even allowed to come near their docks, nor can they dock a powerboat there. I have always thought that the sailboaters should be over on Hoover since the City of Columbus refuses to allow increased speeds for skiing.
And your convinced that Griggs Reservoir or O'Shaughnessy Reservoir would be "safer" by "raising the speed limit" to ski?

You're kidding right?

Wow!
Are you kidding me

New Albany, OH

#13 Sep 20, 2009
"Get your facts straight. The Alum Creek Power Boat Club (of which I am NOT a member) does not have a private cove or anything "private" on that lake"

OK, my bad! You were correct, I meant The Alum Creek Sailing Association!

HOWEVER, Alum Creek Powerboat Club has proposed to ODNR, a 200 slip dock east of the New Galena ramp for POWERBOATS ONLY! THAT would effectively PRIVATIZE ANOTHER "COVE"!

SO THERE! My facts are straight now and confirms my question...WHO HAS THE MONEY?
Do your Research

Columbus, OH

#14 Sep 20, 2009
And if you know anything about the proposal, such money will BUILD THE DOCKS and ownership will remain in the hands of ODNR who leases the park from the Army Corp of Engineers. Again, I urge you to do your research before you start yellin' about something that just isn't true. Plus, the sailing association's "cove" is not privatized. The association has been guilty in the past as treating it as so, but it is not.
NewatThis

Portsmouth, OH

#15 Sep 20, 2009
Jonathan wrote:
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Huh? A one day event is screwing up fishing and attracting maniacs? Maybe you just shouldn't leave your home.
Isn't the plan to develop a regular racing program here? Yeh, we really want that.....NOT
NewatThis

Portsmouth, OH

#16 Sep 20, 2009
Jonathan wrote:
What? There were no druken crazy people starting fights and running over little children with the vehicles?
Not yet, but soon...very soon. Take your boats and go home. State park....fishing community, not racing community. Many of us gave up our homes for that resevoir. NO THANKS.
No Love for Libs

Mount Vernon, OH

#17 Sep 21, 2009
What is the big deal about hosting this event for a few days a year? If you want to fish on those weekends, go to one of 500 lakes in the state. This state park is for everyone to use. Besides, it generates a little income as well and does no harm. As far as alcohol goes, it is contained in one area. They serve it at football games, baseball games, and a plethora of other events, not to mention thousands of businesses in the area where people could drink and drive. However, I like the idea of not allowing alcohol whnever and wherever in the park. Groups of young adults will get together, get drunk and start numerous disturbances, which I have experienced in parks in other states that do allow alcohol. If everyone could be responsible, that would be fine, but they are not. They stay up to 3 or 4 in the morning partying and raising hell which is irritating and ruins the experience for everyone else.

“Anniesgothergun”

Since: Aug 09

johnson city tenn.

#19 Sep 21, 2009
happy crab***** correct before one the spelling police get their depends in a twist!
Gary L Vore

Gallipolis, OH

#20 Sep 21, 2009
Could you please send me a copy of the Sunday paper
with the article on Thunder on the Creek. That is me in
the article!!
2423 Vienna Parkway
Dayton, Ohio 45459
Thank you in advance! We had a GREAT time!
Gary L Vore

Gallipolis, OH

#21 Sep 21, 2009
would you please send me a copy of the paper from
Sunday with Thunder on the Creek article.
That is me.

2423 Vienna Parkway
Dayton, Ohio 45459

Thank you in advance

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