Miller Ferry Updates Travel Protocols

MBL RecommendsThese Safety Protocols when Traveling July 2020

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  July 6, 2020 — COVID-19 Update

Miller Ferries operates at reduced capacity to allow better social distancing aboard the vessels.

You may experience longer wait times.

Some Put-in-Bay businesses may be:
– Operating at reduced capacity
– Operating on reduced hours
– Closed at this time

Please contact individual businesses for updated information.


–NO same-day round-trip passenger tickets from Catawba are sold after 5pm to accommodate return passengers from Put-in-Bay.

–Proof of accommodation is required when bringing a vehicle on weekends and holidays.

–Weekend Golf Cart rentals may be sold out at the island where we drop off (unless you have an existing reservation).


COVID-19 Statement from Safe Island Task Force

COVID-19 Put in BayPut-in-Bay Safe Island Task Force releases the following public notice:

“The safety of our guests, residents, and employees is always our top priority. Our island businesses and community continue to take necessary precautions to ensure everyone who visits has a safe and fun time. We encourage everyone to continue practicing social distancing, to wear a mask, and to follow safety protocols and procedures recommended by the State of Ohio.”


The Law at Put-in-Bay

Put in Bay PolicePut-in-Bay Police Department provides a link to the CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF VILLAGE OF PUT-IN-BAY .  PiBDaily™ presents it here  to deliver clarity about common concerns regarding local expectations and requirements (complete to August 7, 2019).

For information pertinent to Ottawa County and Put-in-Bay Township, contact Ottawa County Court by phone at 419-734-4143.

Below are visuals for the public from the Put-in-Bay Police Department in July 2016.  Stay safe, legal, and healthy!

Put in Bay Police

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Put in Bay Police

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Pyrates & Sharks, Oh My!

Residents of Woodville, Ohio, and Leesburg, Virginia, put the “Arrrgh” into a day at The Bay!

Overcast skies, high humidity, and a muggy 77° (81° heat index) wrap Put-in-Bay on Saturday afternoon.  Nonetheless, avid sailors and fun-loving traditionalists appear on the horizon. Members of the Put-in-Bay Yacht Club sail around a makeshift course while cheery pyrates pay tribute to what is usually Pyrate Fest weekend at Put-in-Bay.