I believe all is settled lawsuit wise. At this point the winery and mansion aren't used for anything, they use the grey house (the first house I ever lived in) as a place for some of the management to stay on weekends, if they don't commute. The State did release the master plan about a year ago. For now they are going expand the marina and make it a top of the line facility. I think they don't really need to add more docks but should just improve what it is they already have and see how that goes first. While the marina fills up on weekends the old tumble weeds blow through there during the week.
The master plan has also included things like a conference center, shops, restaurants, large hotels and maybe a museum....things along those lines. Right now they have some camping on the west end of the old runway, putt putt and a play ground.
As for their plans for North Bass, primitive camping on a permit basis, bird watching, fishing, hiking and maybe bike rentals and some hunting. There has been talk about turning our old house into a museum one day...which would please me as it has much historical value, plus now that my parents have built a new house the critters are moving in the old one and it won't be long before they cause a lot of damage. But all of this is down the road, for now they aren't encourgaing people to go there.
The State DOESN'T own all of the island, there are a hand full of private proberty owners, they also don't own our one room school house or the church.
And that is the State of Ohio and the Department of Natural Resources low down with the Upper Lake Erie Islands.