Put-in-Bay News

Miller Ferry to run April 7

Weather permitting; the Miller Ferry will begin trips to Put-In-Bay on Monday, April 7. On Thursday, April 10, Miller Ferry will begin trips to Middle Bass Island, also weather permitting.

To view schedules or to view trip updates and changes visit or call the Miller Boat Line office at 1-800-500-2421 or 419-285-2421.


United States Coast Guard tug Ohio at Miller Ferry Dock

Photo by Nancy Oreskovich

The Great Lakes Towing Company tug, Ohio, docked at the Miller Ferry Dock on Feb. 26. The Ohio departed from Cleveland and made its way towards South Bass Island, transitioning between Kelleys Island and Middle Bass Island. After that the Ohio departed from Put-In-Bay and headed towards Catawba Island, following the Miller Boat Ferry Route.

The Ohio cleared a path to transport the materials for the new docks on Put-In-Bay that have been waiting on the Miller Ferry Dock.

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Construction of new docks on Put-In-Bay frozen in its tracks

Aerial view of the docks: Photo by Mark Hablitzel

A 5.6 million dollar project is underway on Put-In-Bay to replace and renovate 905 ft. of existing docks and construct 590 ft. of new floating docks with 2,246,000 dollars worth of grants from the federal government. The renovation and addition to the docks will give a much needed overhaul for transient boaters that come to Put-In-Bay. In compliance with the grant, installation of new lighting connections as well as electrical, water and fire protection improvement must be done on the existing and proposed docks.

“This federal award, especially combined with the state funds, will provide even greater access to the boating community,” said Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur at the announcement of the grant last April. “Put-in-Bay is truly one of the crown jewels. Its docks are basically the front door to the community and everything it has to offer.” 

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