Wisconsin yard to build ice-capable ferry for Michigan’s St. Mary’s River

Photo: Seacraft Design

Burger Boat Company of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, has begun construction of a new Ro-Pax ferry ordered by Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula Transportation Authority (EUPTA).

The Seacraft-designed vessel will have a length of 92 feet (28 metres) and an ice-strengthened steel hull that will enable it to operate even under harsh winter conditions.

The ferry’s area of operations will encompass the St. Mary’s River between Barbeau and Neebish Island.

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