Construction begins on Washington Island Ferry Line’s largest vessel

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding started the construction of a new Ro-Pax for Washington Island Ferry Line on Monday, August 12.

The 124- by 40-foot (37- by 12-metre) vessel, which will be named Madonna, will have capacity for 28 vehicles and 150 passengers.

The vessel will be the largest in the Washington Island Ferry Line fleet. It is scheduled for delivery in late May 2020.

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