Spring hasn’t exactly sprung quite yet, but for Miller Ferry and the popular destination of Put-in-Bay, the beginning of the 2016 season is about to be in full swing.

Weather permitting, Miller Ferry Service is "kicking off the winter dust and starting with a few bonus trips before its daily Put-in-Bay service begins on Saturday March 5."

On Friday, March 4, trips leaving PIB at 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. and leaving Catawba at 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 pm.

Starting Saturday, March 5 ~ Trips will leave Put-in-Bay at 8:30 a.m, 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Trips leaving Catawba are at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Miller Ferry will continue this schedule for a week or so until moving into a bigger schedule.

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“Getting off to an early March start is key for the entire island this year,” states Miller Ferry owner Julene Market, in a press release. “There’s so many exciting new projects and so much that goes into them. Whether it’s supplies or workers, we’re very happy to help further the progress.”

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While winter in northern Ohio may have been a roller coaster this year, the barometer now seems like its pointing in the right direction -- towards Put-in-Bay, Miller Ferry says.

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