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The Sonny S Boatline provides water transportation from Put-in-Bay to Middle Bass Island. This passenger only vessel is a great link between the sister islands of South Bass and Middle Bass Islands. The Put-in-Bay dock of the sonny-S is located adjacent to the Boardwalk Restaurant, alongside the Village of Put-in-Bay A Dock. This prime departure location is great for families visting Put-in-Bay via the Jet-Express to explore Middle Bass during their visit. The Sonny S drops off passengers in front of Lonz Winery and the new Middle Bass Island State Park and Marina.

Currently, construction is underway with the large marina, camp sites and other developments to the grounds. Upon completion, Middle Bass Island State Park will be a wonderful opportunity for boaters to explore the Island. Also, boaters will be able to easily access Put-in-Bay and other Lake Erie Islands. The Sonny-S has been providing safe and reliable roundtrip ferry service between Put-in-Bay and Middle Bass Island for many years. The relaxing journey across Lake Erie and the unscathed beauty of Middle Bass Island make for a Lake Erie destination that must be seen. While vacationing on Put-in-Bay, be sure to consider a day trip to Middle Bass via the Sonny-S.

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Random Fact: First recorded visit to Middle Bass Island took place in 1679 when French explorer LaSalle dropped anchor off his sailing ship Griffin. Relics and tools found on Middle Bass suggest that this area was also used by Native Americans and early settlers as an island pathway, a stepping stone, as they traversed across Lake Erie.