Oct 19, 2012

How long does ferry service continue to the islands?

How long does ferry service continue to run to the islands now that the tourism season is over? William from out-of-town

Jet Express service out of Sandusy ended in September. Service out of Port Clinton ends Oct. 28. But if you still want a ferry to the islands you can take the Kelleys Island Ferry which has service until Dec. 2, or the Miller Ferry, which continues service year-round, unless their path is blocked by ice. Last year we had a pretty mild winter, so service never stopped. I'm no weather forecaster so I can't tell you what winter might hold for this year. If you're trying to plan a trip, you can always plan to take the ferry, and if the weather doesn't cooperate you can switch to a charter flight out of Erie-Ottawa Regional Airport as a Plan B.

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The ferry boat out of Marblehead is year around?

Sarah Weber

On a second look, you're right. Sorry about that, I fixed it. Thanks!


God forbide the KI Ferry do anything for the residents of the island, lets stop the service early and sit on our lazy a$$ all winter. Remember there is always someone bigger and that has more money..John Neuman learned that the hard way.


The legend lives on from the Sanduskees on down
of the big lake they called "Erie Gumee."
The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead
when the skies of November turn gloomy.
With a load of twenty-six tourists or more
than the Miller Ferry weighed empty,
that good ship and true was a bone to be chewed
when the "Gales of November" came early.


Where is the Miller Ferry located at?


The miller ferry is at the tip of catawba.


Isnt that the same boat dock at Marblehead?

Rationally Speaking

Miller Ferry Boat Lines had to cease operations last year because of ice for about a month. In the meantime, there were airboats making trips across the ice. There is always Griffing Airlines which is in service all year. Oh, except when the airport is closed which has been for the last several weeks.

Why not do a story on the upgrades and improvements being made at the airport?

Rationally Speaking

Sanduskybasketball2: Miller Ferry Lines has their dock at The Point on Catawba Island. Kelley"s Island Ferry is run from beautiful downtown Village of Marblehead. Griffing flies out of Griffing Sandusky Airport and also Ottawa-Erie Regional Airport on State Road in Portage Township..


When Sanduskybasketball2 learns how to read before posting questions, life will become easier.