Crowds converge on Gull Island for Jobbie Nooner
Cooler temps are greeting those attending Jobbie Nooner, the annual boat party on Lake St. Clair that welcomes summer.
The weather may be quieting the crowd. Friday morning a sheriff's dispatcher said all was calm and that given the cool tempereatures and cloudy weather, things weren't expected to pick up until later in the afternoon.
Showers are expected Friday throughout the afternoon with a high of 68 degrees.
Jobbie Nooner is a party that has been held on and around Gull Island every June since 1974. The party normally attracts more than 10,000 boats and 100,000 people, according to the Macomb County Sheriff's Office.
The Jobbie Crew, a fan group of the event, said its focusing on promoting safety this year.
In a post on its website, the Jobbie Crew offered tips for the event, which included picking up litter, getting a designated driver for your boat and respect all law enforcement.
Macomb County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Sgt. Renee Yax also said safety is the top priority this year.
“We’ll have four jet skis and two patrol boats helping out,” Yax said. “Each year, we assist St. Clair Police Department and our biggest thing is that everyone is safe.”