Miller Boat Line retrieved the “Islander” from Great Lakes Shipyard on Friday, 1 December 2017, after the vessel passed its USCG 5-year hull integrity inspection. The ship received two new propellers and bearings, and a fresh coat of black bottom paint.
Captains David Dress and Bob Stausmire took turns at the helm, while Jake Market and Tom Chrysler monitored the engine room and completed assorted tasks. Light winds (shifting from west to east-south-east), bright sunshine, and calm seas created a pleasant atmosphere for the five-hour journey from Cleveland to Put-in-Bay.
On-board Photos courtesy of Tom Chrysler