The ferries that Star Line intends to purchase are well known to islanders and visitors alike, and include the Huron, Chippewa, Ottawa, Straights of Mackinac II, Mackinac Islander, and Algomah. All Arnold Line assets to be purchased from the Arnold Transit Company will operate under the Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry name.
The first change riders will experience is the transition of Star Line employees to the Huron, a vital transportation resource for the 500-600 Islanders to the mainland which will continue to operate out of its current docks. As part of the acquisition of assets, Star Line will abide by Mackinac Island's winter ferry passenger service agreement.
The company also has plans for making changes and improvements throughout the winter to bring the Arnold Line boats up to Star Line's standards to further enhance their customers' experience when the summer 2017 season begins. Star Line will begin accepting applications for seasonal employment in 2017.
"By combining the assets of Arnold Line into Star Line's operations, we will be able to provide the best possible service and experience for islanders and visitors to Mackinac Island," Fetty added.
Pat Baskin, CKC Agency
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