Recently, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder christened the Miss Margy, an all-aluminum 85-foot ferry manufactured for Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry.
Gov. Snyder joined Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry CEO Bill Shepler in a ceremonial breaking of a bottle of champagne on the bow of Miss Margy, to christen the new ferry.
The Miss Margy will make her maiden voyage to Mackinac Island later this summer. The vessel features an air-conditioned cabin, a ventilation system to remove interior condensation from windows during inclement weather, and top speeds of about 40 mph.
Click here to learn more about Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry, a family business celebrating 70 years of ferrying tourists to Mackinac Island, featured in the digital edition of Groups Today magazine.
Photo courtesy of Brady Hebert/Cheboygan Daily Tribune.