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Shepler’s Ferry Names Newest Vessel
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Shepler’s Ferry Names Newest Vessel

30-Dec-2019

Mackinac Island ferry operator Shepler’s Ferry has announced the name of its newest vessel, which will launch in spring of 2020. The latest fleet addition will be named the William Richard, in honor William (Bill) Richard Shepler, son of Shepler’s Ferry founder Captain William Henry Shep.... Read More

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The Mystique of Manistique

The Mystique of Manistique

Manistique, Michigan
01-Sep-2019

When a Taiwanese family of six showed up at the Manistique visitor information center in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Alan Barr was both blown away and gratified to know that his team’s decision to create a Discover Manistique mobile app was a good one. Barr, CEO and executive director of Schoolcraft Tourism & Commerce, says that months earlier the visitors had downloaded the app in their search for a beautiful place to visit in the United States, and they chose this region of the U.P. After touring the area for a week, the international travelers — the couple, their two children and one set of grandparents — returned to the visitor center to report that they had thoroughly enjoyed their stay. When the visiting father asked about the magnitude of the Great Lake, Barr told him that if he stood on the beach and looked south, he could wave at people in Chicago, 300 miles away. The family was in awe; they had flown in to Chicago and could relate to the distance. “People don’t realize the size of the Great Lakes,” Barr says. “Their depth, the size of the waves, that they have tides — they are really seas. Using.....

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