We returned from San Francisco to some really super news – the Lorain Port Authority has secured a new ferry boat that will shuttle people from Lorain to the Lake Erie Islands! That means that we here in Lorain County will not have to travel 45 minutes to an hour in order to secure transportation to Kelly’s Island or Put-in-Bay!
The catamaran, which will be operated by the Jet Express, will have space for 147 passengers and will initially provide service once a day-each way- on Friday’s, Saturday’s, and Sunday’s. The boat ride will last approximately 70 minutes. Because the boat needs to be inspected and upgraded, service will not begin this year until around July 4th but in coming years will probably begin around Memorial Day. So if you are in the midst of making summer sta-cation plans and you’d really like to visit the Lake Erie Islands then come to Lorain County and take the new ferry out of the Black River Landing in Lorain. It’s only a short drive from Oberlin to the Landing so plan to stay at Hallauer House B & B. After a complimentary breakfast drive up to Lorain, catch the ferry, explore the islands, ferry back to Lorain, and then come home to Hallauer House! What better way to spend a summer vacation!
Planning a family reunion? The boat will be available for charters! So plan the reunion around the use of the ferry! Now that sounds like fun! Think about it!