Miller Ferry Ends Season on Friday; Wednesday Cancellation Possible

Miller Ferry announces Friday, January 10, 2020 will be the last day of operations to Put-in-Bay for the season.   Construction/renovation at Catawba Dock has started.

Tomorrow’s weather may cause cancellations.  The National Weather Service issued a hazardous outlook this morning:

Snow squalls are possible early Wednesday morning which could reduce
visibility and impact the morning rush hour.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday.

Wet conditions develop by Friday and continue into the weekend.
Significant rainfall is likely which could lead to flooding.

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.



Last Labor Day Ferry Bids Summer Bon Voyage

Last FerryLast FerryOn Monday evening, Island residents gathered at Miller Boat Line Lime Kiln Dock to say, unofficially, “Goodbye to summer.”  After bicyclists, pedestrians, and a few vehicles boarded the ferry, fireworks and cheering accompanied the departure of the 8pm boat to Catawba.  Coach Shuffenecker and members of the Put-in-Bay School Volleyball team collected donations for the suicide prevention fund as the community celebrated another dynamic tourist season.