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Arrival and Check-in

Information about arrival and check-in for students at Stone Lab, the Ohio State University's island campus on Lake Erie

Arrival, Registration and Departure


Please pay special attention to the updated information for 2016 highlighted in blue.

Getting to Stone Lab

You will need to arrange transportation to South Bass Island. Join the Stone Lab Summer 2016 Facebook Group to coordinate with students who will be attending classes beginning on the same date as yours if you would like to set up a carpool.

To get to South Bass Island, you can take either the Miller Boat Line or Jet Express Ferry. Miller is an 18-minute trip and departs from Catawba Point to the southern tip of South Bass Island. Private vehicles may be taken to the island via this ferry, but delays are likely during tourist season (May-September). Jet Express provides 25-minute passenger-only service from Port Clinton and Sandusky to downtown Put-in-Bay.

For one-week and five-week class students, Island Transportation will only meet the Miller Ferry boats that depart from Catawba at noon and 1:30 p.m. There is no transportation provided from the Jet Express dock. If you choose to arrive at any other time, you will need to arrange your own transportation to the Stone Lab Research Dock. Workshop participants will need to arrange their own transportation from the Miller Ferry dock to the Research Dock.

Arrival and departure times for workshops are listed below:


Workshop Number Arrival at Research Dock Departure
Fish Aging 8:30-9:30 a.m. Sat. June 25 5 p.m. Sat. June 25
Larval Fish I.D. EEOB 5970 8:30-9 a.m. Sun., June 26 5 p.m. Sun., June 26
Fisheries Fundamentals 8:30 a.m. Sat. July 9 5 p.m. Sat. July 9
Algae I.D. EEOB 5950 8-9 a.m. Mon., Aug. 8 4 p.m. Tue., Aug. 9
Dealing with Cyanobacteria 8-9 a.m. Mon., Aug. 9 4 p.m. Tue., Aug. 9
Algae I.D. EEOB 5950 8-9 a.m. Wed., Aug. 10 4 p.m. Thu., Aug. 11
Dealing with Cyanobacteria 8-9 a.m. Wed., Aug. 10 4 p.m. Thu., Aug. 11
Aquatic Invasive Species 1-3 p.m. Mon., Aug. 15 5 p.m. Wed., Aug. 17
Outdoor Photography 1-3 p.m. Fri., Aug. 19 3 p.m. Sun., Aug. 21
Lake Erie Sport Fishing 12:30-2 p.m. Fri. Sept. 23 1 p.m. Sun. Sept. 25
Fish-Sampling Techniques 10:30-11 a.m. Sat., Sept. 24 4 p.m. Sun., Sept. 25

Registration

In order to register on time, the latest ferry you should take is the 1:30 p.m. Miller Ferry from Catawba; the 2 p.m. Jet Express from Port Clinton; or the 1:15 p.m. Jet Express from Sandusky.

When you arrive via the Miller Ferry boat at 12:30 or 2 p.m., Island Transportation will be at the landing to transport you to the Stone Lab Research Dock. Present your taxi pass to the driver. If you have guests with you, they will need to pay the driver for transportation. In addition, any guests must arrange and pay for their own return transportation back to the Miller Ferry dock.

Students in one-week courses should arrive at the Research Dock on South Bass Island between 1-3:30 p.m. on Sunday. Ohio State boats will transport students to Gibraltar Island during this time on the half hour.

Students in five-week courses should arrive at the Research Dock on South Bass Island between 1-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 19. Ohio State boats will transport students to Gibraltar Island during this time on the half hour.

All departing students are required to be off Gibraltar Island by 5 p.m. on the date class ends.

From the Research Dock on South Bass Island, you will be transported via a university boat to Gibraltar Island. Check-in and dorm key assignments will take place in the Dining Hall.

Departure

Students in one-week courses: Transportation via an Ohio State boat will be provided from Gibraltar to South Bass Island on the hour from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Island Transportation will meet the 1 p.m. boat ONLY and drive students from the Research Dock to the Miller Ferry dock.

Students in five-week courses: Transportation via an Ohio State boat will be provided from Gibraltar to South Bass Island on the hour from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Island Transportation will meet the 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. boats ONLY and drive students from the Research Dock to the Miller Ferry dock.