An aspect of the job that Joe enjoys the most is the opportunity to give local children a chance to get out on the lake. He has worked with schools and organizations to give children the opportunity to come on board and take a tour of Lake Erie while pointing out all the unique sites along the way. This is one example of how Joe sees himself having the ability to give back to his community.
And it’s one reason why Joe received the support he did in his time of need this year. After facing 3 years of uncontrollable circumstances, hurting his business, and facing large repair costs, the Goodtime I was ready to retire. However, when this was announced, our community sprang to action to preserve this community staple. A fundraiser was quickly initiated and received wide support from individuals all across our community.
With the extra boost and groundswell of support, Joe is excited for the future. The Goodtime returned to the water in 2021 and he is working closely with our office to plan and execute new ideas to evolve his business model while continuing to offer the same beloved opportunities as before. Joe is committed to keeping the Goodtime I around in our community for residents and travelers of all ages to enjoy.