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.

Heat Wave Coming to Put-in-Bay

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National Weather Service Cleveland OH 406 PM EDT Tue Jul 16 2019

The main story for the short term forecast period will be the extreme temperatures. A heat dome over the SE CONUS . . . will nudge north into the lower Great Lakes region bringing moist and abnormally hot air. As of now, the extended guidance is in fairly good agreement on 850 mb temperatures reaching the 18 to 21 degrees Celsius range on Thursday and warming to 21 to 24 degrees Celsius on Friday. This will translate to upper 80s to low 90sfor highs on Thursday and low to upper 90s on Friday. Dew points in the 60s and 70s will allow for heat indices over 100 degrees, especially on Friday. Heat headlines will likely be needed for the end of the week, but it is never too early to  begin making heat preparations.