New Shepler Ferry Dropped Into Water, Nearly 90% Complete

The newest ferry to join the Shepler fleet was dropped into the water Tuesday.

Shepler’s says the William Richard ferry is about 90% complete. 07 07 2020 Shepler Ferry Vo 6 2

It’s named after the Shepler family patriarch and was crafted by Moran Ironworks in Onaway.

The Shepler family dropped the new ferry into the water and had an informal christening in Rogers City.

They’ll be testing some of the systems on board for the next few days and plan to have a formal christening next year.