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Jobbie Nooner is still happening even with record high water level on Lake St. Clair

Posted: 7:04 PM, Jun 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-17 19:04:32-04

LAKE ST. CLAIR (WXYZ) — Recent reports on social media, news media and word of mouth said the annual Jobbie Nooner summer fun on Lake St. Clair may not happen this year because of record high water levels.

Not true! Gull Island is not gone.

Linda Breitkreuz has been a lifelong boater and was out this weekend. She says the island is not submerged and two-thirds of it is still there.

Drone video supplied by Bryan Peake clearly shows there is more water.

The Macomb County Sheriff has made staffing assignments for the event on June 28. They were out over the weekend and say the water around the island will be deeper 3 ½ to 4 ½ feet deep. But most boaters tie up together and go boat-to-boat to party.

The issues they normally handle are drunk boat drivers, missing persons, thefts and even sexual assault cases.

Jobbie Nooner was started in 1974 by auto workers who wanted to skip the shop and have some fun in the summer. The event usually attracts thousands of people.