Jobbie Nooner

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The Jobbie Nooner is an event that began in the 1980s.[1] Auto workers who called themselves "jobbies", would pick a Friday and take off work at noon to party at Gull Island (Lake St. Clair, Michigan) for the day.[1] The event was originally timed to coincide with the late Lee Wagner's birthday, but eventually grew to become a bigger celebration.[2] The party now occurs twice a year.[3]

The event keeps growing and in 2010 it attracted 10,000 people.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "10,000 boaters party at Jobbie Nooner". Detroit News. Retrieved 2010-06-26. 
  2. ^ Lee Wagner obituary
  3. ^ "Jobbie Nooner 2010 date, history, pictures and route details". merinews. Retrieved 2010-06-25. 
  4. ^ "Jobbie Nooner 2010 draws thousands of boats". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved 2010-06-25. [dead link]

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Coordinates: 42°31′49″N 82°40′48″W / 42.53028°N 82.68000°W / 42.53028; -82.68000