The boats run from the Catawba dock to Put-in-Bay, with Middle Bass Island on the itinerary on Thursdays. The season’s runs were pushed back a few weeks, given the late thaw in Lake Erie. It should be a busy start to the season, with people eager to get out on the water after a long winter. The island is also in need of cargo for projects, said Julene Market, spokeswoman for the family owned Miller Boat Line. For schedules and rates go to millerferry.com .