Put-in-Bay’s Alligator Reef Snags Another One

Danger zone at Put-in-Bay

Danger zone at Put-in-Bay

Boaters beware!  Without accurate navigation based on updated nautical charts, one might end up on a reef.  Yes, even at Put-in-Bay.  From time to time, boaters unfamiliar with the safe approach to Put-in-Bay harbor will drive their vessels through what appears to be a short-cut on the west side of Gibraltar Island.  Sadly, many have found themselves on the hard and with significant hull or motor damage.  Please use caution when approaching Put-in-Bay harbor!  Mind the “red-right-on-return” safety rubric for buoy navigation, and respect the N0 Wake zone, too.

Alligator Reef Put in Bay

Actively pushing boat off Alligator Reef . . .

NOAA provides an online nautical chart for safety.

Alligator Reef Put in Bay