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Star Line to buy Arnold Transit ferry assets

Written by Marine Log Staff
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Star Line's Marquette II

NOVEMBER 4, 2016—Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, St. Ignace, MI, has announced its intent to purchase several of Arnold Line passenger service assets as the Arnold Transit Company ceases all passenger ferry service.

A 38-year-old Michigan ferry boat company that services Mackinac Island from St. Ignace and Mackinaw City, MI, Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry will purchase five classic ferries, one freight boat, four docks including the main dock on Mackinac Island, one boatyard, along with parking lots and ticket booths in Mackinaw City and St. Ignace.

Best known for its high-speed hydro-jet rooster tail boats, Star Line will operate the Huron, a steel hull passenger ferry that has been the only water transportation for residents and visitors to Mackinac Island during the winter months, since 1955.

The announcement was made today by Jerry Fetty, CEO of Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, and the financial details of the purchase were not disclosed.

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