Low water and strong northwest winds highlight the location of Alligator Reef on the west side of Put-in-Bay Harbor. Note the rolling wave crests indicating extremely shallow depths. Image courtesy of OSU Gibraltar Classcam.
Gale winds and frothing waves create a wild and unruly appearance on Lake Erie this Sunday afternoon. Gusts approaching 50mph are recorded at the Marblehead Buoy with steady wind flow at 20-30mph from the south and southwest. The air temperature on South Bass Island hovers in the mid-forties, and the water temperature is 49.3ºF. Dramatic images come from an afternoon drive to Miller Ferry, South Bass Island Lighthouse, South Bass Island State Park, and downtown Put-in-Bay. Click any image for the enlarged view!
Miller Boat Line adjusted its schedule to one trip for each island. For Put-in-Bay, the boat left Catawba Dock at 9:30 and returned from Lime Kiln Dock at 10am. The Middle Bass Island run left at 9:15 and returned from Catawba at 10:15. Updates are always available at MillerFerry.com.
Gale wind gusts and graupel (soft hail or snow pellets) encircled the Bass Islands on Sunday afternoon. Miller Boat Line cancelled late-afternoon operations as high waves battered the West Shore and Put-in-Bay harbor water levels dropped nearly two feet. Bob Bahney reports 57mph NW wind at Peach Point.