According to co-creator Jack Campbell, "The very first Jobbie Nooner occurred Friday, June 28th, 1974." 
Auto workers who called themselves "Jobbies", would take the last Friday in June off work to party at Gull Island (Lake St. Clair, Michigan). The event was originally timed to coincide with Lee Wagner's birthday, but eventually grew to become a bigger celebration. 
The party now occurs twice a year. Jobbie Nooner is the last Friday in June and Jobbie Nooner Two is the second Saturday in September.  The event keeps growing. Annually, Jobbie Nooner attracts 10,000+ boats and over 100,000+ people.
The Jobbie Crew are based in Detroit, Michigan and they run the website www.JobbieCrew.com which serves as a global information resource for boat parties like Jobbie Nooner, The Raft Off, Brown's Bar annual Halloween Party, Parade of Lights, Bud Bash, Pottahawk, Port Huron Float Down, AquaPalooza, etc.
- Sothoth, Yog (2015-06-23). "Exclusive Interview: The Authorized Definitive History of JOBBIE NOONER: Original Co-Creator LEE O’DELL Sets the Record Straight! The First Jobbie Nooner Occurred Friday, June 28th, 1974 - JobbieCrew.com". JobbieCrew.com. Retrieved 2016-05-08.
- "10,000 boaters party at Jobbie Nooner". Detroit News. Retrieved 2010-06-26.
- Lee Wagner obituary
- "Jobbie Nooner 2010 date, history, pictures and route details". merinews. Retrieved 2010-06-25.
- "Jobbie Nooner 2010 draws thousands of boats". Detroit Free Press. Archived from the original on June 30, 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-25.
- "Exclusive interview with Lee O'Dell, Co Creator of Jobbie Nooner""From JobbieCrew.com"
- "Exclusive interview with Billy Fritts, Original promoter of Jobbie Nooner""From JobbieCrew.com"
-  "For official story of Jobbie Nooner", January 1, 2015 - Lake St. Clair Guide Magazine 2015 Edition
- "Official 2015 dates" "For official dates, pictures and more information about Jobbie Nooner"
- "10,000 boaters party at Jobbie Nooner", The Detroit News, June 26, 2010.
- "Jobbie Nooner 2010 draws thousands of boats", Detroit Free Press, June 25, 2010
- "Jobbie Nooner 2010 a party to remember", Providing News
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