Fraser to build car ferry for Miller Boat Line

Miller Boat Line

(SUPERIOR, Wis.) — Fraser Shipyards will build a new car ferry for service on Lake Erie, the company's first major shipbuilding project in 52 years, the Star Tribune reported.

The 140-foot, 26-car ferry for Miller Boat Line will run from Catawba Island Township to South Bass and Middle Bass islands, two popular resort destinations.

The cost of the ferry, to be christened Mary Ann Market, wasn’t disclosed. It will have a main deck cabin and feature 20 percent more cargo capacity than Miller Boat Line’s current largest ferry.

Fraser, founded in 1890, has focused on ship repair work for decades, particularly on ore carriers and other bulk freighters that ply the Great Lakes.

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By Professional Mariner Staff