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Shepler’s Ferry Names Newest Vessel

Shepler’s Ferry Names Newest Vessel


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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Ashland Adventure

Ashland Adventure

Ashland, Wisconsin

Imagine a clear, calm day on Lake Superior, the summer sun is high and the scent of lake air mixed with warm pine reaches you at the helm. You weave through the eastern Apostle Islands, making your way through the channel between Madeline Island and the mainland. There, you spot the opening to Chequamegon Bay, one of the sweetest harbors on this big lake. Enter in. At the southern curve, you’ll see the town of Ashland holding court over this beautiful bay. With a population of just under 10,000, Ashland, Wisconsin, is one of the larger metropolises on Lake Superior. It offers visitors plenty of amenities and activities, while still keeping its small-town hospitality. The area is rich with the history of eight Native tribes, European settlers, logging and shipping. It’s home to Northland College, a private liberal arts college with a progressive focus on the environment and sustainability. Here, you’ll find sandy beaches, an expansive park and trail system, and a downtown shopping area. At the intersection of wilderness, art, culture and history, Ashland celebrates and embraces Lake Superior in all aspects and in all seasons. Visiting by boat is an adventure.....

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