Put-in-Bay Snow Arrives, Miller Ferry Suspends Extended Service

Only the second day of 2022 and two benchmarks to report from Put-in-Bay.  First, an overnight freezing rain mixed with sleet and snow to create the first winter wonderland–albeit faintly so.  Second, Miller Boat Line suspended the extended service schedule to South Bass Island with a simple declaration on their home page.

Of course, Island Air Taxi fired up the Piper Cherokee Six and flew several round-trips to Port Clinton!

Miller Ferry Adjusts Today’s Schedule Due to Weather


Miller Ferry Sunday, May 9, Schedule Update – Due to high winds, the last Put-in-Bay trip will leave Put-in-Bay at 6pm and return from Catawba at 6:30pm.

The last Middle Bass run will leave MBI at 4:15pm and return from Catawaba at 5:15pm.

National Weather Service has issued a Small Craft Advisory for Lake Erie’s Western Basin:

WHAT...Northeast winds 15 to 25 knots with gusts up to 35
  knots and waves 2 to 5 feet expected.

WHERE...The nearshore waters of Lake Erie from Maumee Bay to
  The Islands OH.

WHEN...From 10 AM this morning to 10 PM EDT this evening.

Miller Ferry Operations Begin Friday

Miller FerryPut-in-Bay, Miller Boat Line

It’s the dawn of a new season!  Put-in-Bay ferry service starts tomorrow, 12 March 2021.  Leave PiB at 08:30am, 09:30am, 10:30am, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm.  Leave Catawba 09:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 2:30pm, 3:30pm,4:30pm.  This schedule is effective 12-17 March.  Thursday, 18 March, Miller Boat Line begins the 2021 printed schedule.  No commercial reservations will be accepted until that Thursday.  Miller Boat Line looks forward to a more “normal”year for all of us, and they are excited to see all of you!