Put-in-Bay islanders iced in: DRONE VIDEO

PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio - The ice near Put-in-Bay was very thick up until the start of April. 

Islanders were basically iced in until Wednesday.

Take a look at the drone videos above, shared with us by Miller Boat Line. Watch them one after the other to see the massive amount of ice blocking the island since March 29, then see how the ice melted some by March 30, and then no ice on April 1.

After a harsh and long winter, Miller Boat Line was still able to open for the season once the ice cleared. 

The 2015 season begins Thursday afternoon with the first ferry of the year leaving Put-in-Bay to Catawba at 2 p.m.

The videos above were taken by Billy Market of Miller Boat Line.