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New Washington Island ferry "Madonna" christened 

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding and the Washington Island Ferry Line celebrated the completion of the new ferry “Madonna” Monday at the shipyard in Sturgeon Bay.  A gathering of representatives from each company as well as dignitaries ushered in the newest era of a year-round passenger ferry with a special christening.  Bay Shipbuilding Vice President and General Manager Todd Thayse says this project was a special one.



Hoyt Purinton of the Washington Island Ferry line notes that it is a remarkable accomplishment by Door County industries.



After a few finishing touches, the 124-foot ferry will join the fleet of four other Washington Island vessels.   The Madonna will be the largest of the fleet and have a capacity for 28 vehicles and 150 passengers. 












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