Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry Having New Ship Built
It’s a $4 million project for one Northern Michigan business, bringing an economic impact and a final product which will stay in the area.
The ship is being built by Moran.
The new 210-passenger boat will be wheelchair accessible and will have four jet drives designed to provide a quieter, smoother, and faster trip.
The first piece of steel for the new ferry was cut Monday.
It’s scheduled to start operating in summer 2020.