New Mackinac Island Ferry Agreement

A simmering dispute over Mackinac Island Ferry service was put to bed with a new 20-year agreement between all three parties.

The Northern Ferry Company and Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry will continue to offer service to the island under a franchise agreement approved this week by the Mackinac Island City Council.

The agreement ensures the ferry companies get a say in rates and schedules.

Northern Ferry owns the Star Line and Arnold Transit Company ferries.