I guess it all depends on what your prerogative is, IMO. Are you a fisherman or just a pleasure boater? Do you want quick access to the lake or not? Is gas usage a factor? I'm well aware of Nugent's Canal , having been to the Lagoon Saloon on a few occasions
I can agree that traffic on weekends can be a pain. That being said, it seems that most folks have all their supplies when they arrive at their boat and then really don't leave the boat until it's time to go home after the weekend.... This of course can vary depending on what you use your boat for....fishing/cruising/home away from home etc.
As primarily a fisherman,, I would not want to be docked in Port Clinton for the season. I fish anywhere from the reefs in spring to Huron/Vermilion in the fall , so I prefer to be half way between the two. Hopefully the original poster can chime in and tell us what his primal boating needs are