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A look at the ferry service from Grand Portage to Isle Royale

The Voyageur II in the Isle Royale Amygdaloid Channel - photo by Ryan Staley
The Voyageur II in the Isle Royale Amygdaloid Channel - photo by Ryan Staley

This week Isle Royale National Park issued a notice that the park is soliciting proposals for the award of a concession contract to provide ferry transportation service from Grand Portage, Minnesota to the park.  
 
The ferry must make the trip from Grand Portage across Lake Superior to Windigo, circumnavigate Isle Royale and make stops at several trailheads and paddling embarkation points, and provide a stop at Rock Harbor.  
 
The concession contract would be for a term of 10 years beginning in 2019. Proposals are due on September 25, 2018. Parties with questions may contact Christopher M. Amidon, supervisory park ranger, at (906) 487-7152
 
After receiving this news, WTIP reached out to the Grand Portage - Isle Royale Transportation Line which currently provides the ferry service to learn more. Rhonda Silence speaks with Don Szczech in this interview. 
 
 

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