Miller Ferry Updates Service Schedule

Miller Ferry to Put in Bay

Effective: Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

Miller Boat Line will be operating on a reduced schedule to both Put-in-Bay and Middle Bass Islands. This is an action that has not been taken lightly and has been given considerable thought.

Put in Bay

We take our responsibility for the transportation of needed goods and services very seriously and will continue to do so. Vital, necessary, and required supplies for the residents of these islands will be our top priority during these trying times and for the immediate future. Miller Boat Line will do everything in its power to fulfill its obligation as the “Lifeline to the islands”.

Schedules are subject to change and updates will post at

Put-in-Bay Schedule
Monday through Friday Only
No Saturday/Sunday trips

Leave Put-in-Bay             Leave Catawba
8:30 am                             9:00 am
9:30 am                            10:00 am
10:30 am                          11:00 am
2:00 pm                            2:30 pm
3:00 pm                            3:30 pm
4:00 pm                            4:30 pm

Middle Bass Island Schedule
Monday, Tuesday, & Friday Only

Leave Middle Bass                  Leave Catawba
8:15 am      Mon, Tues, Fri     9:15 am
1:15 pm      Mon, Tues, Fri     2:15 pm
3:15 pm   Monday & Friday   4:15 pm

Peace and health to everyone.

Miller Boat Line
419-285-2421 local
mblinfo “at”

Bass Islands United by Historical Motto

Bass Islands history is most frequently accompanied by reference to Oliver Hazard Perry’s battle flag adorned with a phrase repeated by Captain James Lawrence during his dying days in 1813.  Today,  “Dont Give Up The Ship”  hangs proudly beneath the Boardwalk Arch as a reminder to stay the course while we conform to the mandates of precautionary safety!

Home Learning Takes on New Context

at-home learningWhile home schooling has long been an option for parents, the possible extended closure of schools creates a new dimension for parents and children alike.  Put-in-Bay School, currently closed until 6 April 2020, offers e-mail links to teachers.  Put-in-Bay Daily™ presents the following links to provide supplemental support for at-home learning.

The goal of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) is to foster intellectual, entrepreneurial and technical talent and design thinking.  Click the list on the left to see a comprehensive list of activities.

Ohio Department of Education Learning Standards


Encyclopaedia Britannica



Virtual Field Trips

Instructional Activities:     PK-5   6-8,   9-12

Put-in-Bay Police Chief Reaches Out to Island Community

Put in Bay PolicePut-in-Bay Police Chief Steve Riddle, in a sincere gesture of support and service, adds additional Put-in-Bay Police Department support to island citizens during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Put in Bay Corona VirusThe Chief releases the the letter below for the benefit of all.  In a telephone conversation with the Chief this afternoon, he stated it was critically important for cottagers returning to the islands to adhere to the stay-in-place advisory issued by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine.

Put-in-Bay Police_Covid19_letter_03202020

Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce Forwards Small Business Information

Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce:  Important information for Ohio small businesses to apply for an SBA disaster loan.

The Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Ohio small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Questions for Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce?  Contact Peter Huston, Director, at:

U.S. Small Business Administration

(404) 331-0333 x2189

SBA Disaster Loan

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