Miller Ferries add trips & parking Labor Day weekend

Sunday, Sept. 1

Additional Miller Ferries leaving Put-in-Bay (Lime Kiln Dock) to Catawba:  9 p.m., 10 p.m., 10:30 p.m. 

These added trips will allow visitors time to enjoy The Ohio State University Marching  Band Performance & Fireworks on Put-in-Bay. Visitors can take public transportation to Miller Dock by Put-in-Bay cabs, golf carts (return time/ policy per the rental company) and Island Transportation buses between Village Depot and Miller Ferry Lime Kiln Dock.

Monday, Sept. 2

Additional Miller Ferry to Put-in-Bay leaving Catawba at 7 a.m. 

Above trips are in addition to the regular Put-in-Bay Miller Ferry schedule listed at  See additional Put-in-Bay vehicle restrictions in place for Labor Day Weekend due to anticipated larger than usual number of passengers.

Special Event Parking is available at Winke's Boat Storage lot, 3072 NE Catawba Rd, Port Clinton, located on Rt.53 Catawba, 1.25 miles south of the Miller Ferry Catawba Dock.

This Special Event Parking is open with shuttle service during these dates/ hours: 

Saturday, Aug. 31-8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 1-8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 2-6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

Other notes from Miller Boat Line:

  • Miller Boat Line does not sell out of passenger space aboard, nor do they time stamp or assign ferry trips. 
  • They do not take reservations for passengers or vehicles to Put-in-Bay; it is first come-first served.
  • However, vehicles to and from Middle Bass Island must be reserved through their office at 800-500-2421 and reservations will be taken up to two weeks in advance.
  • Put-in-Bay passenger round trip tickets can be purchased  at The Lake Erie Shores and Islands Welcome Center, 770 SE Catawba Rd., Port 

For more Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial Aug. 29-Sept. 10 Events, lodging & FAQs, go to: (Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial), (Lake Erie Shores and Islands), (Perry’s Memorial), (Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce) (Miller Ferries), and (Middle Bass Island Yacht Club). 

Miller Boat Line can be contacted at 800-500-2421 / local 419-285-2421 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ,, or on Twitter or Facebook

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