ST. IGNACE, Mich., Nov. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, a 38-year-old Michigan ferry boat company that services Mackinac Island from St. Ignace and Mackinaw City, Mich., announced the intent to purchase several of Arnold Line passenger service assets as the Arnold Transit Company ceases all passenger ferry service. Most prominent in the purchase are five classic ferries, one freight boat, four docks including the main dock on Mackinac Island, one boatyard, along with parking lots and ticket booths in Mackinaw City and St. Ignace. Best known for its high-speed hydro-jet rooster tail boats, Star Line will operate the Huron, a steel hull passenger ferry that has been the only water transportation for residents and visitors to Mackinac Island during the winter months, since 1955. The announcement was made today by Jerry Fetty, CEO of Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, and the financial details of the purchase were not disclosed.
" Star Line is looking forward to increasing and improving options for our passengers while keeping the historic boats and properties that families have grown to love over the years, operational," said Fetty. Both Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry and the Arnold Line have had a long history of ferrying dignitaries, islanders, visitors and goods to Mackinac Island. For historical background on both companies, click here.