Miller Ferry Expertise Revealed in Gale Conditions

Put in Bay storm

Lime Kiln Dock, South Bass Island

Miller Boat LineMiller Ferry brought the last run of the day from Catawba to Put-in-Bay at 5:47pm, just as the lighthouse wind speed was recorded from the southwest at 40 knots (46mph).  The gusts reached 51mph, and the air temperature read 42.8°F.   A Gale Warning remains in effect until 11am Friday.  Two vehicles and no foot-passengers arrived on the M/V Put-in-Bay.  WindAlert indicates improved conditions do not arrive until Friday afternoon. Kudos to the crew for managing truly difficult seas!   Click images for enlarged views.Miller Ferry in stormMiller Ferry in stormMiller Ferry in stormMiller Ferry in stormMiller Ferry in storm

Stormy Lake Erie

View to the southwest from Put-in-Bay Lightouse on Halloween 2019.

 

 


Remnants of Tropical Storm Olga Will Affect Lake Erie

Put in Bay WeatherURGENT – MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Cleveland OH
1043 AM EDT Sat Oct 26 2019

The remnants of Olga will move north toward the central Great
Lakes and affect Lake Erie later this evening through Sunday
afternoon. Gusty winds are expected with the system as it affects
the region.

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
2 AM EDT SUNDAY… GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 4 PM EDT SUNDAY

* WINDS…South 15 to 25 kts increasing this evening to 35 kts
with gusts up to 45 kts.

* WAVES…3 to 5 feet building to 6 to 8 feet.



High Wind Alert

URGENT – MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Cleveland OH
1020 AM EDT Sun Sep 22 2019

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM MONDAY TO 4 AM EDT TUESDAY

* WINDS…West 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt.

* WAVES…Building to 3 to 5 feet.

A Small Craft Advisory is issued when waves of 4 feet or more are expected, or wind speeds reach 21 to 33 knots. These may produce hazardous conditions to small craft. Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller vessels, should stay in port during these conditions.