News

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News Release 

 

 

Search Our Site

Current Weather

STURGEON BAY WEATHER

CANCELLATIONS

Poll

Will you get the flu vaccine this year?
Add a Comment
(Fields are Optional)

Your email address is never published.

Sports Poll

Are you happy with the Big Ten's decision to restart the football season?
Add a Comment
(Fields are Optional)

Your email address is never published.

Birthday Club

Obituaries are provided as a service of the

Schinderle Funeral Home of Algoma

Obituaries

Joan Seiler

Click Here for more Obituaries

Obituary posting fee is $25

Newsletter

Sign up for our Daily Electronic Newspaper!

Get the latest news with our Daily Electronic Newspaper delivered to your inbox.

Get the latest updates for Big Deals delivered to your inbox every Monday, Wednesday & Friday.