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Old 07-16-2017, 05:18 PM   #1
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Default East Harbor Monkey Island (?)

I've been meaning to ask our East Harbor crew. On the way out to lake there is an island with a sign named Monkey Island. Not sure if that is the actual name or not.

Have you noticed the park model home that was brought over to the island (last season I think)? Looks like a pretty nice setup with the dock and property.

I was wondering if anyone has the story on this?

Probably had to barge the home over there (don't know any other way to get it there). I was wondering also if he had a generator or somehow cabled electric to the island.

Just curious and envious.
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I seen the place earlier in the season, pretty nice set up. I thought that was state land, I wonder if the guy bought the whole island or does he lease a lot? I never heard that patch of trees called Monkey Island. Certainly is a unique spread the guy has created. I would think it would be loaded with snakes and skeeters.
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:14 AM   #3
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There is a sign that is posted on the island that says Monkey Island.

When you pass the island on your way out to the lake, go around the northwest corner of the island as if you were going back to the boat houses (plenty of depth). There is a sign saying Monkey Island posted on that corner. I doubt that it's an official name. Probably someone just made the sign and hung it up.

I would bet that is, or was loaded with critters. Its pretty unique though. I envy the guy (no neighbors, no noise, no PIA's around). Also has his own boat dock for his pontoon.
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Funny we were just talking to the Tibbels a few weeks ago about the island. The island was originally created by dumping the material removed during dredging operations in the harbor. Someone put a sign on it a few years back calling it Monkey Island. No one was aware of it ever having a name before. It has always been there since I started fishing out of East Harbor in 1978. I did hear the guy bought it from the state a couple years ago and started clearing it out. He did get some resistance from some of the locals. The Beavers, long time residents, cut down a couple trees blocking the access to the island.
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Funny we were just talking to the Tibbels a few weeks ago....
Are they still alive and/or okay? They were supposed to polish my fuel tanks about a month ago or so and they've never shown up or returned my calls.

Thanks in advance!
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Envious as well! I remember nothing being there one week, and all of a sudden that park model showed up one weekend. Pretty neat. I just checked GIS and there is nothing listed as far as ownership goes from what I can see.
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It sure is a unique place.
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[QUOTE=Strypes;10471841]Are they still alive and/or okay? They were supposed to polish my fuel tanks about a month ago or so and they've never shown up or returned my calls.

They are great, Jack passed away 3 years ago but Kay, the kids and grand kids are very good. I find it very strange they haven't got back to you. You should try again, Jim was hard at it all week last week: running the boat all day and polishing tanks in the evening. Here is their number 419-734-1143 just in case you misplaced it.
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They are great, Jack passed away 3 years ago but Kay, the kids and grand kids are very good. I find it very strange they haven't got back to you. You should try again, Jim was hard at it all week last week: running the boat all day and polishing tanks in the evening. Here is their number 419-734-1143 just in case you misplaced it.
Thanks.

I have Jim's cell number. We spoke several times before, he got busy, fell behind and rescheduled, no worries, but then he never showed and no more communication so I thought that maybe something had happened. He even had some tile work for me.

Oh well.
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